Best Physical Therapy/Therapist colleges in Illinois 2021

Physical therapists help people who have injuries or illnesses improve body movement and manage pain. They diagnose patients? dysfunctional movements by observing them stand or walk, use exercise and equipment to ease patients? pain, evaluate patients? progress, and set up therapy plans for patients. PTs usually work in private offices and clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes. The 2010 median pay for physical therapists was $76,310, and the job outlook from 2010-2020 is 39 percent, which is must faster job growth than average.

Since the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) no longer accredits undergraduate degrees, PTs are required to earn a postgraduate professional degree from an accredited academic program. A student can either earn a Master of Physical Therapy or a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. In addition, all states require physical therapists be licensed.

Courses include anatomy, ethics, neuroscience, chemistry, orthopedics, biology, physiology, therapeutic applications, pharmacology, physical therapy modalities, and kinesiology. Students will learn how to plan, prepare, and carry out individual treatment programs; record data in a patient?s chart; and identify anticipated progress. Students should be prepared to undergo clinical rotations under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. These clinicals provide students with hands-on experience while practicing therapy procedures and diagnosing patients.

Best Physical Therapy/Therapist colleges in Illinois for 2021

Midwestern University-Downers Grove offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 49 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 49 Doctoral degrees.

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Northwestern University offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 93 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 93 Doctoral degrees.

Northern Illinois University offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 30 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 30 Doctoral degrees.

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University of Illinois at Chicago offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 52 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 52 Doctoral degrees.

Governors State University
University Park, IL

Governors State University offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 38 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 38 Doctoral degrees.

Bradley University
Peoria, IL

Bradley University offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 25 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 25 Doctoral degrees.

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Loyola University Chicago offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 41 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 41 Bachelor's degrees.

List of all Physical Therapy/Therapist colleges in Illinois

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science Logo Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science North Chicago, IL   21 : 1 2,102
Midwestern University-Downers Grove Logo Midwestern University-Downers Grove Downers Grove, IL   17 : 1 2,970
Northwestern University Logo Northwestern University Evanston, IL
5/5
15 : 1 22,448
Northern Illinois University Logo Northern Illinois University Dekalb, IL
3/5
21 : 1 16,609
University of Illinois at Chicago Logo University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
4/5
19 : 1 32,324
Governors State University Logo Governors State University University Park, IL
3/5
21 : 1 4,789
Bradley University Logo Bradley University Peoria, IL
5/5
17 : 1 5,929
Loyola University Chicago Logo Loyola University Chicago Chicago, IL
5/5
20 : 1 17,159
Chicago State University Logo Chicago State University Chicago, IL
3/5
16 : 1 3,039

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