Graduate Areas of Study

Doctor of Physical Therapy (entry-level and transitional tracks)

The entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program is committed to 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.

The transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy is a 100% online program designed to offer bachelor- and master's-level physical therapists a path to achieve degree parity with entry-level practitioners with minimal disruption to their professional or personal life.

M.S. Athletic Training

The Athletic Training department enables those who are passionate about fitness, sports, and other physical activities a way to help others stay healthy and perform at a high level. This entry-level program is the only one of its kind in the upper Midwest, with low student-to-instructor ratios, a wide array of clinical opportunities and modern facilities.

M.S. Exercise Physiology

Our Master of Science in Exercise Physiology degree is geared to be an active, participatory program in which you'll spend as much time in the lab as in the library -- and learn about all the professional applications of exercise physiology. This program is designed to prepare students to access key positions in the health, fitness, athletics, rehabilitation and research fields and to empower them with the knowledge and hands-on experiences to make a successful transition into post-graduate work.

M.S. Health Information Management

The oldest and best HIM department in the nation! The HIM graduate program is structured to both help advance the careers of practicing Health Information Management professionals and provide a path into the profession for those with bachelor's degrees in other fields. Our two-track approach offers a credential track for those who are new to the field to earn their RHIA certification in about a year, and an advanced track for students who already hold their RHIA.

M.S. Occupational Therapy

The purpose of occupational therapy is to help individuals achieve a maximum level of independent living by focusing on cultivating and improving skills that help people in daily life tasks. Occupational therapy is needed when an individual's ability to live independently, to care for personal needs and to participate in work, school, family, and community life is disrupted by illness or injury. Our Occupational Therapy program is offered in a 4+3, post-baccalaureate education model. 

M.S. Physician Assistant

Starting in 2016, St. Scholastica will offer a Physician Assistant Master's Program. A Physician Assistant program fits in with our well-regarded portfolio of professional-level health education programs and advances the College's commitment to the health care needs of rural areas. 

St. Scholastica is seeking provisional accreditation through the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). In the event that ARC-PA does not award provisional accreditation, the program start will be delayed.