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  • Course Delivery
  • Total Credits
  • Yearly Tuition
  • Duration
    4 Years

Program Overview

Physical therapists (PTs) are health professionals highly trained to diagnose and treat patients who suffer loss or impaired physical mobility.

Physical therapists provide care within hospitals, private clinics, schools, or fitness facilities, often working as a team with physicians and other healthcare providers.

Saint Mary's Biology Pre-Physical Therapy major is a four-year course of instruction that leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Saint Mary's biology faculty advisers work closely with students to ensure all prerequisite requirements are met and that students are prepared to successfully compete for entrance into a graduate Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.

Career Options
Students who graduate from Saint Mary's with a degree in Biology Pre-Physical Therapy will be prepared and equipped with the knowledge necessary for participating in a DPT graduate program. Upon completion of a DPT program, students will be prepared for success in the field as a physical therapist.

Taking Classes
This residential, four-year program is offered on our Winona Campus, with daytime classes and a full student life experience.

Course Information

Students study general and advanced biology and chemistry, physics, as well as healthcare ethics. Prerequisite courses for graduate school in physical therapy are available for students to take.

For more information and course descriptions, check out our course catalog.

Applicants must submit:

  1. A completed application. Saint Mary's has an online application and also accepts the Common Application.
  2. Official high school transcript
  3. Official Test Scores - ACT, SAT, or Classic Learning tests are accepted.
  4. An essay or brief personal statement. In 250 words or fewer, please tell us about: a significant experience you've had, an accomplishment or risk you have taken, a person who has made a difference in your life, a topic of concern to you, or anything else you think would help us learn more about you. You can also choose to submit a graded paper or write something new!
  5. Letters of recommendation are optional.
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Key Dates

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $37,650 Per Year


Activity fee:$170
Technology fee:$380
Laundry fee:$80

The Saint Mary's Difference

The heart of Saint Mary's is its people — faculty, staff, and your fellow students — who become your companions and allies on your educational journey. Here, in an intense give-and-take setting, each of us discovers just how much we can learn. You'll find, in every one of our classrooms, a person-centered education focused on your growth, your potential — because we believe that everyone deserves the chance to make an impact, to change the world around them.

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