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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

4+3 Biology B.S. to Doctor of Physical Therapy

The University of Saint Joseph offers a dual degree program leading to a bachelor of science in Biology  and a doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Students who qualify for this program are able to earn their bachelor’s degree at the University of Saint Joseph and then move to their doctorate in physical therapy program at the University of Hartford.   

Students complete their prerequisite courses for the D.P.T. program while completing their Biology degree and then apply to the University of Hartford for the D.P.T. program where there are two admissions vacancies for qualified USJ students.


  • All requirements of Biology, B.S. degree
  • Complete 71 credits of course prerequisites for the D.P.T. included in the B.S. degree
  • All prerequisite courses completed with an overall GPA of 3.2, and no grade lower than a C
  • All science courses noted with an asterisk (*) must be completed with a a science GPA of 3.2 and no grade lower than a C

Prerequisites for D.P.T. (68-71 credits)