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Bellin College Admissions
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CAPTE Candidate

Per CAPTE: This program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE - 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

"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. Do not apply using PTCAS."

Program Description

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Bellin College is an entry-level, post-baccalaureate degree program that complements foundational movement sciences to prepare physical therapists for today's healthcare challenges. The unique curriculum is based on high-quality, engaging coursework that includes threads of:

  • Human movement science
  • Clinical reasoning
  • Professionalism
  • Evidence-based practice and research
  • Person-centered care

Students will gain practical clinical experience within the first weeks of starting the program. The DPT program is two years, eight months (eight semesters) long, allowing students to enter the workforce earlier than traditional programs, and is the lowest in cost among Wisconsin private schools. The program consists of 106 graduate-level credits with students immediately practicing classroom learning within a live physical therapy setting during their first year.   

Program Mission

Bellin College is dedicated to promoting an inclusive and innovative educational environment that prepares autonomous and collaborative Doctors of Physical Therapy who are altruistic, caring, and dedicated to providing excellence in practice.  Graduates and faculty will be leaders, dedicated to lifelong learning, service, and advocacy for the advancement of the profession and society.  

Student/Graduate Goals

  1. Students/graduates will demonstrate excellence in person-centered evidence-based physical therapy care.
  2. Students/graduates will demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and leadership.
  3. Students/graduates will improve the health of society by providing respectful care, that is collaborative and responsive to diverse cultural health beliefs and practices.

Program Goals

  1. The program will promote excellence in physical therapy practice and education through an optimal learning environment that offers best practice models of contemporary physical therapy care and healthcare administration.
  2. The program will advance the physical therapy profession through a commitment to scholarship, leadership development, and professional advocacy and partnerships.
  3. The program will foster diversity and inclusion across all program stakeholders.

Why should I attend Bellin College?

  • Contemporary Curriculum: The curriculum is designed for the physical therapist of tomorrow.  Graduates will be prepared with modern strategies in: 
    • Clinical reasoning
    • Prevention and health promotion
    • Exercise prescription (including advanced strength and conditioning principles)
    • Business and entrepreneurship
    • Caring for individuals across all practice settings.
  • Clinical Learning: Students in the Bellin College DPT program enter the clinic regularly throughout the entire length of the program.  This model of clinical learning allows students to immediately apply the skills they have learned in the classroom immediately offering a more in-depth model of learning. During their first year, students will participate in integrated clinical experiences with a faculty member, along with formal clinical education later in the program.
  • Program Length: The program is shorter than most, allowing graduates to enter the job market sooner.
  • Cost / Value: The tuition is the lowest of all private schools in Wisconsin.
  • Class Size: Small class size will permit a high faculty/student ratio.
  • History: Bellin College has been training health professionals for over 100 years.
  • Simulation Facilities: Bellin College has one of the premier health simulation resource centers in the country.
  • Intra-professional Collaboration: Since Bellin College is solely dedicated to educating the healthcare professionals of tomorrow, each student has a unique opportunity to learn to work as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team member. Students will also have numerous opportunities to interact and collaborate with working healthcare professionals.
General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about interviews

Interviews will primarily occur during two dates (late fall and spring) although individual interviews may be considered if the applicant is unable to attend on these dates. Applicants who submit their application before the fall priority deadline will be interviewed during the fall term. Otherwise, the application deadline is early in the spring term, with interviews to follow. An on-campus interview will be encouraged, although a virtual platform option will be available if the applicant requests. 

Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$$500
Additional Information about Deposit
The deposit is directly credited toward first-semester tuition. There is no cost added.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
Yes
Cost
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
$86515
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
$86515
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
34
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
0
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
22%
% of WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) applicants accepted
0%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
3%
% of CANADIAN applicants accepted
0%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S/non-Canadian) applicants accepted
0%
Sex
% Male
36%
% Female 
64%
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No
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