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If you’re intimidated by the thought of pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy, don’t worry. We’ll be with you every step of the way. Our pre-PT advisors will work with you to make sure you’re taking the courses you’ll need to qualify for physical therapy graduate school.

St. Scholastica is well-known for its wide variety of health care programs, like exercise physiology and psychology. These majors would perfectly complement the graduate PT program.

As a pre-PT student, you’ll be able to build a community with other aspiring physical therapists through the PT club.

The future is bright for physical therapists, with high demand and a median average entry-level salary of $76,000.

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All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.

Financial Aid

100% of traditional incoming undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. The average for scholarships, grants and/or loans is $31,841.

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Prerequisite Coursework

Here are the prerequisite courses you need to take in preparation for graduate school. This list doesn’t necessarily include courses needed for your major or general education requirements. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.

Coursework

BIO 1036 – Biology of the Cell

Introduces cell biology, intended for students who are not majoring in the natural sciences. Topics include the study of structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids; study of the structure, function and behavior of cells; an introduction to cellular metabolism. 2 class hours.

CHM 1110 – General Chemistry I

Introduces atomic and molecular structure, bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws, chemical periodicity, and chemical reactions. Prerequisite: high school chemistry

CHM 1120 – General Chemistry II

Studies solutions, equilibria, coordination chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, kinetics, nuclear chemistry, and qualitative analysis. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM 1110.

HSC 2209 – Medical Terminology

Studies the terminology common to medicine utilizing word elements (prefixes, suffixes and roots) basic for building medical terms and analyzing meanings using a programmed learning format; includes spelling and pronunciation of medical terms.

PSC 2001 – Physics I

Covers algebra-based general physics including Newtonian mechanics (motion, force, energy, momentum), harmonic motion, fluids, and thermodynamics. Students must have ease and familiarity with basic algebraic and trigonometric techniques. Includes one 2-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: A grade of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better in College Algebra (MATH 1111) or a C or better in a more advanced college math course or a math ACT score of 24 or higher or by permission of the instructor.

PSC 2002 – Physics II

Continues the study of algebra-based general physics including content in electricity and magnetism, geometric optics, sound and light waves, and selected topics in modern physics. Includes one 2-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: A grade of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better in PSC 2001.

Career Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that between 2010 and 2020, physical therapist employment will increase by 39 percent. Not only is demand high for physical therapists, salaries are too. The median annual salary for an entry-level PT position is about $76,000. Additionally, physical therapists can find employment in so many venues:  hospitals, clinics, nursing care facilities, outpatient care centers, private practice settings, rehab centers, home healthcare agencies, and academic and research settings.

Pair with a Language

Boost your brainpower and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, French, German, Latin, Ojibwe, Russian and Spanish.

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