Marquette University And Physical Therapy
I want to tell you about Marquette University. Anyone who knows me knows I love Marquette. This is an understatement as I am a bit fanatical about it, especially during basketball season (Go Warriors!). But beyond basketball, Marquette University gave me an exceptional college experience and a great education to begin my Physical Therapy career.
One of the beauties of Marquette’s PT program is that it is what is called a Direct Entry Program. This means that if you are accepted as a Freshman into the PT school, you do not have to reapply (school’s that are not direct entry have students apply as they near the end of their bachelor programs). I found this took some of the stress off – once you’re in you’re in as long as you maintain a certain GPA and complete certain pre-req’s.
I have friends who applied to a number of PT school’s, competing with sometimes hundreds of other applicants, only to find they did not get accepted and had to wait another year to reapply. Talk about stressful! Now, once you are in PT school, it is by no means a cake walk. Typical classes for any PT school include anatomy, kinesiology, physiology, as well as neurology, cardiology, pediatrics and orthopedics specific to the PT profession. Schools now offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and from start to finish it takes a total of 7 years to complete all of your schooling. It is all worth it though. Being a PT is something I decided on when I was 15 years old (after beginning as a patient at OSI). Finding the perfect school for me made all the long hours of studying and stress that goes with that well worth it. Of course, I think anyone who is interested in PT school should look at Marquette because it’s the greatest place, but in reality I would recommend looking into a number of schools to see what might be the best fit for you.
If you are interested in becoming a PT and have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading.