University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Physical Therapy
1919 West Taylor Street, MC 898 Chicago IL 60612 United States
Phone+1 312.996.2411
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"This page is intended for college transfer students and graduates ONLY. High school students MUST contact the institution directly for information about the guaranteed freshman-entry program. See Do not apply using PTCAS."

Program Description
  • At the University of Illinois at Chicago, students complete eight terms (33 months) of didactic and clinical education that includes lecture courses, laboratory courses, seminars, and clinical education experiences.

    UIC DPT graduates are ahead of the curve: First-time licensure pass rate averages over 98%, and our overall licensure pass rate is 100%.

    The job market is strong. All graduates responding to a survey one year after graduation report they are working as physical therapists.

    Physical therapist education at UIC has been continuously accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) since 1973.

    We offer students:

    * unique opportunities to work with different patient populations in diverse clinical settings

    * a diverse student body representing a myriad of cultures and economic backgrounds

    * access to the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), as well as the department's own Faculty Practice, including opportunities for clinical education experiences

    * world-class faculty in all major physical therapy specialties, including researchers with labs on site

    * an ever-increasing selection of elective courses and certificates in specialty areas, community service, and health and wellness topics

    * a prime location in the heart of Chicago's medical district

    * a top-notch academic program that's highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Dual Degrees
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with the PT degree
After graduating, DPT's can apply for UIC's Residency in Physical Therapy, as an optional step to completing their PhD. UIC DPT students also have an option to stack certificates alongside their degree. Three certificates are available: Healthy Living Practitioner(TM), Certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation and Technology Research, and Technology-Based Health Communication and Promotion.
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Additional information about interviews
Interviews will occur on a rolling basis between the time your PTCAS application reaches verified status and early December.
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