2024-2025 Undergraduate General Catalog

Physical Therapy

The professional program in physical therapy is a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy (three years). A Bachelor’s degree is normally required to enter the programs. Many students choose a major in Athletic Training, Biology, Exercise Science, or Psychology. Each Pre-Physical Therapy student, in consultation with his or her advisor, should select several physical therapy schools to which application will be made and be careful to take all of the undergraduate courses which are required by those programs. Students from Augustana typically gain admission to public university physical therapy programs and to a number of private universities as well.

Physical therapy schools select students on the basis of: 1) undergraduate academic performance; 2) GRE (Graduate Record Exam) scores; 3) knowledge of the field of physical therapy gained during clinical observation; 4) letters of evaluation from professors and a physical therapist under whom one has observed; and 5) a personal interview. Admission to physical therapy school is competitive.