Physical Therapy Department

Physical Therapist working with patient

Help patients recover from illness and injury

Physical therapists help people of all ages, from infants to the elderly, recover from disease and injury. By helping patients increase their mobility and return to their everyday activities, physical therapists contribute directly to their patients' quality of life.

Programs for those new to the field and established practitioners

Our Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy is a post-baccalaureate program that focuses on preparing physical therapists who are professional, experienced and ready for clinical practice.

Our Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program is designed to provide working clinicians with a flexible, rigorous path to a doctorate degree.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Physical Therapy program at The College of St. Scholastica is the education of front-line physical therapy providers who are prepared to meet the diverse health care needs of society, including rural communities and underserved populations, through practice, education, and administration. Program graduates are committed to inter-professional collaboration and are recognized as leaders in the provision of evidence based practice that is compassionate, ethical, and legal. Program graduates adapt to and implement change that benefits their community and the profession.

More information for . . .

Prospective Students | Transitional DPT

Prospective Students | Entry-level DPT

Current Students

Department Office

Denise Wise, Chair

Science Bldg Rm 3125
1200 Kenwood Ave
Duluth, MN 55811

Phone: (218) 723-6523
Email: dwise@css.edu

Job postings

PT jobs for students and alums

Maintained by St. Scholastica's Career Services

Therapy Job Zone

A website with a variety of PT jobs listings.

Professional groups

American Physical Therapy Association

The APTA is the main professional organization for PTs.

Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy

The FSBPT develops and administers the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for PTs in all 50 states.

Minnesota State Board of Physical Therapy

The MN state licensing board for PTs.

Lake Superior College PT Clinic

LSC's PTA program operates a non-profit, outpatient PT clinic on campus.