March 7, 2013
Why study pre-physical therapy at a liberal arts college?
Studying pre-physical therapy at a liberal arts college helps to diversify your education and better prepare you for your future. By taking classes from a large spectrum, you are better equipped to solve and tackle problems. Through the multi-disciplinary approach of a liberal arts school, you are able to think more critically and gain deeper understandings of the problems at hand
What makes the pre-physical therapy program at CSB/SJU unique?
The pre-physical therapy courses at CSB/SJU are unique in that they greatly prepare you for future graduate school. With the smaller class sizes, vigorous course work, and high student to professor interaction, you are more than ready for the graduate school transition. The countless hands-on and volunteer experiences offered at CSB/SJU allow you to explore many different areas of study and further prepare you for graduate school.
What has your experience with the CSB/SJU pre-physical therapy program faculty been like?
The pre-physical therapy program faculty has been nothing short of amazing during my time at CSB/SJU. Don Fischer and the rest of the faculty have not only been great professors, but they have been great advisors. They are always accessible and more than willing to meet with me regarding whatever it is I want to discuss. Having been through the physical therapy program before, Don Fischer is a great mentor in that he can answer all my questions and offer endless amounts of advice.
What has been one of the greatest challenges you have faced?
My greatest challenge was the transition from high school to the college level classes and work load. It took time to adjust and get used to, but I quickly learned new ways to study and prepare myself for success.
What advice do you have for students considering the pre-physical therapy program?
My biggest piece of advice would be for you to get to know the pre-physical therapy program faculty and professors. They are here to answer questions and guide you, so it's advantageous for you to have a strong relationship with them.
What are your plans after graduation?
I'm going to be attending the University of Minnesota and attaining my doctorate degree in physical therapy. I'm looking forward to the transition and what's to come of my future.