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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.
See requirements: Visit the academic catalog and scroll to the School of Health Sciences to view degree requirements.
Failure to meet the progression standards will result in dismissal from the major.
Apply for admission by January 15 for the following summer semester.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy program will participate in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service, known as PTCAS, in the 2015-16 admissions cycle. Applicants applying to the entry-level physical therapist education program for the 2016 entering class will apply online using the PTCAS application beginning in July 2015. To learn more about the PTCAS application process, visit www.ptcas.org.
Saint Francis UniversityDepartment of Physical TherapyGraduate Admissions CoordinatorP.O. Box 600Loretto, PA 15940
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 advising throughout the admissions process. Competitive applications must have the following:
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.
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