St. Catherine University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
2004 Randolph Avenue Saint Paul MN 55105 United States

"This page is intended for college transfer students and graduates ONLY. High school students MUST contact the institution directly for information about the guaranteed freshman-entry program. Do not apply using PTCAS."

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Program Description

Program Mission

Consistent with the mission of St. Catherine University, the DPT Program creates a transformative learning environment that enables graduates to be highly competent, ethical, evidence-based clinicians prepared to lead, influence and serve within the profession of physical therapy, the health care environment, and the broader global community.

Program Description

This innovative physical therapy curriculum prepares students to think and reason as clinicians from the beginning of the program.

What to expect in the classroom:

  • Students take one course at a time, focusing on a specific physical therapy practice setting.
  • Small class sizes with 34 students in each cohort
  • The content in each course is organized to integrate the basic medical and behavioral sciences with clinical application and practice issues.
  • The faculty in the DPT program are committed to excellence in the classroom and strive to foster a learning environment that will transform you from student to clinician.

What to expect in the clinic:

  • Clinical education experiences are threaded throughout the three years.
  • Beginning with the first course in year 1, students have bi-weekly, half-day clinical experiences supervised by physical therapists in various practice settings.
  • DPT Program students complete 4 full-time clinical internship experiences, beginning at the end of the first year.
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
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Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
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Additional Information about Deposit
The DPT Program at St. Catherine University complies with admissions deposits guidelines set forth by ACAPT to promote a uniform deposit date of January 15 or later.  Accepted applicants are required to submit a $250 deposit by January 15 to hold their place in the class.  A second deposit of $250 is due by February 15. The applicant won???t be guaranteed admission if either deposit deadline is missed.  ALL deposits are applied towards first-year tuition costs and are non-refundable.
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Additional information about the class profile
The DPT Program gives preference to applicants who are currently enrolled at St. Catherine University.
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Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution Yes
Minority-Serving Institution
Asian America and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI)
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