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Pre-Physical Therapy

Bachelor of Science


Overview of Profession Physical therapists, sometimes called PTs, help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. These therapists are often an important part of the rehabilitation, treatment, and prevention of patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.
  • Median annual wage for physical therapists $86,850 (May 2017)
  • Career outlook (percent growth projection between 2016-2026) 28%



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Education & Training/Residency

  • Degree: Doctoral or professional degree
  • Education: Typically, a 4-year undergraduate degree (with courses in anatomy, physiology, biology, chemistry, and physics), 3 years in a DPT program.

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Alumni Graduate School Placements

  • Concordia University, St. Paul
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
  • Mayo Clinic
  • St. Catherine University