Admission to Bachelor of Arts in Biology (Pre-Med)/Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dominican College traditional students and transfer students have the option to satisfy some of the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts in Biology (Pre-Med track) while fulfilling the prerequisites of the Physical Therapy Program in the first three years of their academic career. During Year Three, the student will make application to the Physical Therapy Program. The Biology degree must be completed with no grade lower than a C (2.0 G.P.A.) in required science and math courses, and with the minimum average of 3.0 in all coursework. If the student is accepted, Year Four will consist of the final requirements of the baccalaureate program in Biology integrated with the first year of the Physical Therapy Program, following the weekend format.
Upon successful completion of the biology requirements and the Physical Therapy curriculum, the student will be awarded the dual degree B.A./DPT (a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a Doctor in Physical Therapy, respectively). Should an individual successfully complete the first two trimesters of the articulated Biology/Physical Therapy professional sequence, but not the remainder of the Physical Therapy Program, and if all other requirements for the Bachelor's degree have been met, the student earns a Bachelor of Arts in Biology.