Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Course Catalog 
2023-2024 Course Catalog

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

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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 6 admissions vacancies for qualified USJ students who are Biology, Health Science, or Exercise Science majors


  • All requirements of Biology, B.S. degree
  • Complete 77 credits of course prerequisites for the D.P.T. included in the B.S. degree
  • An overall pre-requisite GPA of 3.2 and a science GPA of 3.2 is required with no grade lower than a C.
  • Courses may only be repeated once.
  • All prerequisite science courses noted with an asterisk (*) must be completed at the University of Saint Joseph.

Additional Requirements for The Biology Major (18 credits)

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