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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Professor working with a PT student and patient in a lab setting

Help individuals with movement deficits

Physical therapists improve people's lives by diagnosing, treating and managing movement system dysfunction. We treat people of all ages who have movement difficulties related to disease, injury or pain. As the medical experts in movement science, we improve the quality of life using exercise, education and hands-on therapies. 

Programs for those entering the profession and for established clinicians

Our Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is a post-baccalaureate program focused on preparing physical therapists to practice with a contemporary and evidence-based foundation.

Our Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) program is designed to provide working clinicians with a flexible, rigorous path to the clinical doctoral degree. 

Mission Statement

We advance clinical practice, develop leaders and scholars, and provide service through an inclusive and compassionate approach that is guided by evidence and shaped by the values of the College and the Physical Therapy profession.

More information for . . .

Prospective Students | Transitional DPT

Prospective Students | Entry-level DPT

Current Students

Department Office

John Borstad, Professor & Chair, PT

Health Science Center
Room 214
940 Woodland Avenue
Duluth, MN 55812

Phone: (218) 723-6523

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.