The College of Health Sciences' Physical Therapy Program is a rigorous three-year doctoral-level program designed to provide you with evidence-based practical and clinical skills enhanced by a spirit of collaboration and leadership. Our faculty will prepare you to be a leader in prevention, health, fitness, and wellness through community and professional service. Your dedication and our expertise will combine to help you build your career as a patient-centered member of tomorrow's healthcare team.
Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)
36 months, full-time
90% of matriculants (45 out of 51) successfully completed the Physical Therapy Program
1st time pass rate - 100% (45 passed out of 45 test takers)
Ultimate pass rate - 100%
Physical therapists provide consulting services, participate in research activities,1 practice in outpatient clinics, wellness facilities, private practices, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, hospices, and occupational health.2
1 Today's Physical Therapist: A Comprehensive Review of a 21st Century Health Care Profession, www.moveforwardpt.com (accessed 9-9-13).
2 America Physical Therapy Association, www.apta.org/AboutPTs/ (accessed 9-10-13)
Job outlook, 2010-2020, for physical therapists is growing at a much faster rate than average (39% rate).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition, Physical Therapists, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/print/physical-therapists.htm (accessed 12/27/2012)
$83,940 (mean hourly wage $40.35)
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S., Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, May 2014 http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291123.htm (accessed 1/22/16)
|Science Courses||Sem Hrs||Qtr Hrs|
|Biology with lab||4||6|
|Vertebrate Anatomy with lab||3||4|
|General Chemistry with lab||4||6|
|General Physics with lab||8||12|
|Math (college algebra or above)||3||4|
|Statistics (should include inferential statistics)||3||4|
|English (must include at least one composition course; oral communication/public speaking recommended)||9||13|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (including at least one psychology course)||9||13|
The Physical Therapy Program uses a rolling admissions process. All applicants are encouraged to submit their applications through the Centralized Application Service for Physical Therapy Schools (PTCAS) by the deadline date of December 15th.
The Physical Therapy Program at Midwestern University, Glendale campus, is a full-time continuous, 36 month entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum that is open on a competitive admissions basis to applicants holding bachelor's degrees in any field but who have not completed an accredited physical therapy program.
Each graduate, from Midwestern University Physical Therapy Program, Glendale campus, will be instructed to provide patient care, display the core knowledge to discuss prevention, onset, and impairments, address functional limitations and a plan of care based upon goals and expected outcomes.
The Physical Therapy Program at Midwestern University's Glendale Campus provides its students with the broad based professional education necessary for each physical therapy graduate to become a generalist clinician. Therefore, competency is required in each of the physical therapy courses. Each of the goals and all of the expected outcomes are related to the development of practice skills by graduates. Expected outcomes related to these practice skills include:
The Physical Therapy Program will use the Centralized Application Service for Physical Therapy Schools ( PTCAS ) for the admissions cycle.
Upon completion of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, graduates will be expected to:
Objectives are accomplished through:
Evidence-based practice; health promotion and wellness programs; cultural competency
The Physical Therapy Program of Midwestern University will use the highest educational and professional standards to prepare entry-level physical therapists who can provide quality physical therapy services to a diverse population across all levels of the healthcare continuum.
The Physical Therapy Program at Midwestern University, Glendale, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone: 703/706-3245; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.
The Program's accreditation status is also found in the Midwestern University Catalog.
Midwestern University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission/A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC/NCA), 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Il 60604-1413; 312/263-0456.
CAPTE's complaint process can be found on the APTA web site.
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