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Biology Pre-Physical Therapy

Major Overview

61 credits

Why biology pre-physical therapy?
Physical Therapy is a degree program. Most schools of physical therapy have only graduate degree programs, so students planning to enter a physical therapy school should plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Biology Pre-Physical Therapy at Saint Mary’s University. Prerequisite courses for graduate school in physical therapy are available at Saint Mary’s.

Graduate schools of physical therapy have open admissions policies. Admissions are on a competitive basis with applicants being evaluated on academic achievement and potential as a physical therapist, scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), and clinical experience with a physical therapist. Coordination of the student’s program with that of the school of physical therapy to which the student intends to apply is strongly recommended.

Career Options
Athletic trainers; coaches and scouts; massage therapists; occupational therapists; physical therapists; P-T assistants; podiatrists; recreational therapists; surgeons

High School Preparation
Biology; Chemistry; Dance; Physics; Health Science; Physical Education

Sample Schedule (Paradigm) and Course Descriptions

Jeanne Minnerath
Jeanne Minnerath, Ph.D.
Associate Dean - Mathematics and Sciences, Biology - Associate Professor, Biology - Director of Allied Health Program

(507) 457-1770

For more information contact:
Biology Chair Director of Allied Health
Randy Krainock , Ph.D.
Biology - Assistant Professor
Hoffman Hall, HO122
Campus Box: # 10
(507) 457-8703

Jeanne Minnerath, Ph.D.
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #10
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 1770