2005-2007 Academic Catalog
Applied Science in Biology
Department Chair: Martha Phillips
Program Options: B.A., B.S.
St. Kate’s offers the opportunity to apply your 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 you to complete your bachelor’s degree while pursuing the DPT degree.
As an applied science in biology major, you 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.
The applied science in biology major provides an understanding of the major principles of biology and encourages the development of critical thinking skills. Faculty members encourage you to take an active role in your educational experiences and foster a cooperative, rather then competitive, learning environment. In addition to the DPT prerequisite courses, you will take classes such as cell biology, genetics and comparative vertebrate anatomy and physiology. In addition to preparing you for graduate work in physical therapy, a biology major prepares you for careers in industry, government and education, and for graduate work in research, medicine and dentistry.
To enroll in this program, you apply to the DPT program during your junior year. If you are admitted to the DPT program, you receive a B.A. or B.S. (your choice) in applied science in biology upon completion of the first year of the DPT program. The curriculum for the applied science in biology major is listed in the Pre-Professional Programs (Pre-Physical Therapy) section of this catalog.
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