College for Women | School of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences
Are you interested in earning your Doctor of Physical Therapy? With St. Kate’s applied science degree in biology, you will gain a complete understanding of the human anatomy and physiology, earning your bachelor’s degree while you simultaneously pursue a doctorate.
Prepare for a Doctorate in Physical Therapy
St. Kate’s offers the opportunity to apply a liberal arts education in the field of physical therapy through a unique 3+3 dual-degree program in applied science in biology/doctor of physical therapy (DPT). The dual-degree program allows students to complete their bachelor’s degree while pursuing the DPT degree.
As an applied science in biology major, students will complete the biology pre-physical therapy sequence of courses and supporting work for the DPT program. This includes courses in biology, anatomy, physiology, chemistry, physics, psychology, statistics and mathematics, while providing a special emphasis in biology.
This degree program provides students with ample hands-on learning experience in our unique, cooperative learning environment. You will learn alongside industry professionals as well as your fellow students to gain a well-rounded understanding of biology, biomechanics, and more.
After completing the applied science in biology degree, students will be prepared to either pursue graduate study or enter the following industries: