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Saint Francis University physical therapy graduates are eligible to sit for the National Physical Therapy Licensure Examination. Licensure is required to practice.
Failure to meet the progression standards will result in dismissal from the major.
Apply for admission by January 15 for the following summer semester.
Formal ApplicationPrerequisite Check-off formProfessional Recommendation formDocumentation For for PT Clinical Volunteer/Paid Employment Experience
Individuals holding an earned baccalaureate degree with the necessary prerequisite coursework are eligible for admission to the first year of the three-year professional curriculum based on space availability.
Admission personnel, financial aid officers, and faculty members are available for interviews, registration, and advising throughout the admissions process. Candidates are required to submit the following to the Department of Physical Therapy Graduate Admissions Committee:
General Biology (w/lab)
One course offered by a Biology Department that includes a laboratory portion.
Anatomy & Physiology (w/lab)
A two-course sequence (with labs) addressing the structure and function of the human mammalian body studied at the cellular,tissue, and organ level of organization. Invertebrate Anatomy& Physiology is not acceptable.
Exercise Physiology (w/lab)
The study of the normal physiological responses to, and the recovery from acute and chronic exercise stresses in the trained and untrained individual. A lab component is required.
A two-course introductory sequence (with labs) that covers basic concepts, theories and application of chemistry.
A two-course sequence (with labs) that covers fundamentals of physics, classical and modern, including mechanics, heat, light,electricity, magnetism, and modern physics.
A course which covers the collection, presentation, analysis and interpretation of data.
Essential mathematical background needed in calculus. It includes topics such as: functions, graphs, analytic geometry,polynomials, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry,triangles, complex numbers and systems of equations.
A foundational course which covers the major areas of study within psychology.
Two courses that examine specific areas of psychological theory and practice. Such courses include: Sensation and Perception;Learning; Abnormal Psychology; Cognition; Physiological Psychology;and Developmental Psychology.
Send all application materials to:Saint Francis UniversityDepartment of Physical TherapyGraduate Admission CoordinatorPO Box 600Loretto, PA 15940
Saint Francis University117 Evergreen DriveP.O. Box 600Loretto, PA 15940