North Central College in the News
North Central’s new academic program garners media attention
Jan 24, 2022
The College’s Doctor of Physical Therapy featured in Inside Higher Ed, Daily Herald and Naperville Patch
North Central College has introduced a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program and expects to enroll its first cohort of students in January of 2023. As part of the College’s School of Education and Health Sciences, the DPT program will build upon the foundational knowledge of students’ undergraduate degrees and prepare them for thriving and fulfilling careers in the physical therapy profession. The program is currently in development and the College will apply in June 2022 for Candidate for Accreditation status from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)1.
“Expanding North Central College’s program offerings in the health sciences continues to be a significant focus as we strive to meet the growing demand in these exciting fields,” said North Central College President Troy D. Hammond. “Our location in the heart of Naperville makes North Central an ideal location for students to pursue their degree in the health sciences and capitalize on the College’s proximity to several of the best healthcare service providers and facilities in the Midwest.”
1 North Central College is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy—the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage—for its DPT program from CAPTE on June 1, 2022. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of this status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.