College for Women | Henrietta Schmoll School of Health

Pre-Physical Therapy

Are you interested in helping facilitate better rehabilitation and recovery for those who have suffered from accidents or injuries? When pursuing the pre-physical therapy degree on our St. Paul campus, you will be given the opportunity to apply your liberal arts education toward a graduate degree in PT.

what can I do with a degree in Pre-Physical Therapy?

St. Kate’s major in pre-physical therapy prepares you for further graduate study in the field. This degree program allows you to earn credit toward your Doctor of Physical Therapy while completing your bachelor’s degree. Upon completion of both degrees, students will be well suited for careers in fields such as:

  • Sports medicine
  • Professional athletics
  • Rehabilitation facilities
  • Recreational services

what will I study?

Coursework for the following areas of study are required for the completion of the major in pre-physical therapy:

  • Physics
  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • Psychology
  • Medical terminology
  • Mathematics

Did you know?

  • Pre-Physical Therapy is offered as a major.

Learn more

why St. Kate’s?

At St. Catherine University, you will grow as a leader who engages with intention, acts with justice and serves with compassion. You will build personal relationships with faculty and students alike, while you become immersed in active and collaborative methods of learning to achieve your goals.

Program Accreditation

The Physical Therapy program at St. Kate's is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Learn more about Accreditation for this program

Major Course Requirements

Major Course Requirements

Explore the required, supporting and recommended courses.

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum

The path to a baccalaureate degree at St. Kate’s begins with a core curriculum that emphasizes intellectual inquiry and social teaching; challenging students to transformational leadership.



Our faculty are active researchers, industry and academic award winners and influential members of professional organizations. Most of all, they’re passionate, caring teachers.

The St. Kate’s Experience

The St. Kate’s Experience

This unique program brings together resources, activities and personal support to help you achieve your goals.