Shippensburg University has a consistent record of placing qualified students into physical therapy programs. Pre-physical therapy advisors stay current with admissions procedures and standards by visiting a number of physical therapy programs during the summer months. They attend conferences for health professions advisors where they meet colleagues from other universities and share ideas. This ensures our pre-physical therapy students receive accurate, current, and comprehensive information.
Shippensburg University is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University College of Health Professions in Philadelphia. Because TJU offers the doctorate in physical therapy (DPT), a baccalaureate degree is required prior to entering their graduate program. Our students have established a strong track record of success at Jefferson.
Faculty-directed undergraduate research is highly encouraged at Shippensburg, and each year several biology students present the results of their research at regional, state, or national conferences.