Physical Therapy Degree at Chicago State University

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Physical Therapy Degree

The physical therapy program at Chicago State University prepares students for a career as a physical therapist, consultant, educator, administrator, and clinical scholar. The program focuses on alleviating physical and functional impairments and limitations caused by injury or disease through the design and implementation of therapeutic interventions to promote fitness and health. Program courses include: anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, neuroscience, pathological physiology, physical growth process, physical therapy modalities, rehabilitation psychology, physical therapy administration, and professional standards and ethics. Get more details below including other Illinois colleges that offer physical therapy degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Physical Therapy Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Chicago State University offers a bachelor's degree program in physical therapy.

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male0
Female5

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Black4
Hispanic1

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Physical Therapy program at Chicago State University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Physical Therapists

Description

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, physical therapists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 39.0% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 7,180
    • Average Hourly Rate: $36.84
    • Average Annual Salary: $76,630
  • Gary, IN Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 460
    • Average Hourly Rate: $43.91
    • Average Annual Salary: $91,340
  • Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 460
    • Average Hourly Rate: $46.24
    • Average Annual Salary: $96,190

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Physical Therapy Programs in Illinois

Physical Therapy programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 46 students completed this program

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy (D)
  • Physical Therapy (D)
  • Rehabilitation Science (D)

Loyola University Chicago

Chicago, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Physical Therapy (B)
  • Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (B)

Governors State University

University Park, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 30 students completed this program

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy (D)
  • Physical Therapy (D)

Midwestern University - Downers Grove

Downers Grove, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Graduate School
  • 42 students completed this program

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy (D)
  • Physical Therapy (D)

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 72 students completed this program

Programs

  • Orthotist, Prosthetist (M,D)
  • Physical Therapy (M,D)

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

North Chicago, IL
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School Details

  • Type: Graduate School
  • 57 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physical Therapy (M,D)

Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 44 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physical Therapy (M,D)

Bradley University

Peoria, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 24 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physical Therapy (D)

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