Per CAPTE: "This program has begun the process toward accreditation by submitting an Application for Candidacy. A review of the Application for Candidacy is scheduled and a determination on candidacy is anticipated prior to their stated matriculation date. Submission of an Application for Candidacy does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved."
Should the program not obtain Candidate for Accreditation status and not be eligible to admit students, applicants to the program will not be refunded the PTCAS application fee paid to apply to the program.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is a face-to-face, innovative program that will educate future physical therapists to be prepared for the complex and ever-changing needs of health care.
Why Choose North Central?
Program Mission, Vision, Values, and Commitment
The North Central College DPT Program Mission, Vision, Values, and Commitment embody both North Central College and the profession of physical therapy.
Our program goals align with our Mission, Vision, Values, and Commitment, promoting excellence, service to society, the movement system, and the success of every learner.
The highly integrated curriculum is built on two primary foundations ??? the liberal arts and movement science. The liberal arts foundation informs who we are as people, providing us insight into self-reflection, critical thinking, communication, problem-solving, and appreciation of the lived experiences of others. The movement science foundation informs our understanding of PT practice, providing us with the necessary knowledge in anatomy, kinesiology, neuroscience, physiology, imaging, nutrition, and biomechanics to evaluate and treat our patients/clients. Together the liberal arts and movement sciences provide the foundation needed to be excellent movement system experts prepared to serve society.
36 weeks of full-time clinical education are broken into 4 experiences integrated throughout the 28 months of the program.
The program seeks to enroll students who embody the mission, vision, values, and commitment of the Program. We believe these students are individuals who:
Deposit to be paid in two portions: $500 at the time of acceptance and $250 at a later date. Deposit is applied to tuition at the time of matriculation.