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Pre-Physical Therapy

Bachelor of Science


Physical Therapists, sometimes called PTs, help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. These specialists are often essential to rehabilitating, treating, and preventing patients with chronic conditions, illnesses, or injuries.



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Program Details

Pre-professional programs prepare students for entry into numerous professional programs. The programs are not majors (i.e., a pre-med or pre-physical therapy major) but rather are tailored courses within existing majors. As students determine their program of interest, faculty work one on one with them to ensure they complete the prerequisite course requirements for their professional program(s) of interest.

Students intending to apply to a graduate physical therapy program would be best prepared by completing a Biology B.S. or an Exercise Science B.S.

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.

Alumni Graduate School Placements

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