Here, you prepare for the dynamic, evolving environment of healthcare.
Our Department of Physical Therapy has
created a substantive Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum that is
grounded both in today’s practice and in the profession’s expanding role
in patient diagnosis and care.
The DPT coursework will provide
you with the substantial base of knowledge you’ll need to enter the
profession. We’ll take you through movement and neuroscience to
diagnostic imaging and orthopedics. Our graduates will enter the
profession with a thorough understanding of the human body, the nature
of injury, and the therapies that lead to recovery and improved
Admission to the DPT program is competitive, and only a
limited number of applicants will be admitted. Each applicant’s
strengths are evaluated under a number of factors associated with
successful completion of our program and passing the licensure
GSU offers an on-campus entry level doctor of
physical therapy degree for those interested in starting a career in
The Physical Therapy program
takes approximately three years to complete; each admitted class will
begin its coursework in the first Summer Semester following admission.
The Illinois Board of Higher Education approved the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in January, 2006. The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities approved the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in January, 2007.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Governors State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.capteonline.org
Additional information, directions to campus and a campus map are available at www.govst.edu.
David Diers, Professor of Physical Therapy, Physical Therapist, Athletic Trainer
The three year-average graduation rate from our Doctor of Physical Therapy program is 97.4 percent. We achieve this by working closely with students during the program to prepare students as best as possible for the license exam. We also have three brand-new PT labs that our students have full access to outside of classroom hours to continue their practice.
Estevan Aguilar, Doctor of Physical Therapy student
In Governors State’s DPT program, students of many different backgrounds support one another for what may be the most challenging years of our academic careers. This camaraderie not only helps us in the classroom, it prepares us for the modern, synergistic healthcare field. Physical therapy is a people profession, and it is reassuring that both our peers and faculty members are preparing us both as technicians and professionals.