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.