Advisor: Christopher Beachy
Physical Therapy has become a 6-7 year curriculum that results in award of a DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) in most programs in the United States, including the University of North Dakota. Our pre-physical therapy program has been developed to articulate with the UND program. Students typically complete a degree at Minot State University, and make application in the Fall Semester of their final year.
In addition to the pre-physical therapy coursework, students must volunteer and/or intern with a physical therapy department. Admission to PT programs is highly competitive. In 2011, the UND program received over 200 applications for 52 student positions. Only students with a minimum 3.60 grade point average were considered for interviews. The UND program may soon require that applicants take the GRE as part of the admissions process. Specific questions about the UND program can be submitted to Dr. Renee Mabey (firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-2831).
Listed below are the Minot State University courses that satisfy the pre-physical therapy curriculum at UND:
- BIOL150, 151 General Biology I and II
- BIOL 220, 221 Anatomy and Physiology I and II
- CHEM 121, 122 General Chemistry I and II
- COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
- ENGL 110, 120 College Composition I and II
- PHYS 203, 204 Introduction to Physics I and II
- PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology
- PSY 255 Developmental Psychology
- PSY 270 Abnormal Psychology
- SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
- Fine Arts and Humanities: 9 credits from at least two different departments