About Physical Therapy


Physical therapy is a growing health profession that promotes optimum health and function. Physical therapists assess patients’ muscle, joint, respiratory, circulatory and sensorimotor performance to identify and correct any debilitating issues. You’ll work directly with patients to relieve pain and restore musculoskeletal strength and coordination.

The job outlook for physical therapists is expected to grow by 34 percent by 2024 – much faster than average, according the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

As a physical therapist, you’ll find countless career opportunities to suit your unique interests. Whatever path you decide to take, we’ll help you find your way.

NIU Physical Therapy Clinic

At the NIU Physical Therapy Clinic, our licensed staff provides evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic musculoskeletal and/or neurological conditions for both NIU students and local residents. As a graduate physical therapy student, you’ll also have the opportunity to put your skills and knowledge to practice here.