Lori Scott, Professor (Biology)Students interested in attending a program in physical therapy following graduation from Augustana take an undergraduate course of study with a major in an area of their choice. They also complete a pre-physical therapy curriculum involving courses in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, psychology, sociology, classics, and speech.
Augustana College has a cooperative educational agreement with Washington University's program in physical therapy. A maximum of three students per year who meet specified entrance requirements are automatically accepted into Washington University's program in physical therapy following the completion of the B.A. from Augustana. Contact the pre-physical therapy advisor for more information.
Pre-physical therapy students may also participate in internships with clinical experience during the school year at various physical therapy departments in the Quad-City area in order to obtain the clinical experience necessary for successful competition for admission into professional physical therapy programs.