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Physical Therapy


Ramapo College Office of Admissions

McBride House 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430

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About Physical Therapy

Would you love to help a patient get back on their feet after surgery or establish a movement plan for a wounded veteran?

Students interested in becoming Physical Therapists may apply to Ramapo’s articulated Biology-Physical Therapy (Doctorate) program with Rutgers – School of Health Related Professions. To be considered for this special 3+ 3 program, students must apply to Rutgers early on in their junior year at Ramapo College. Acceptance to the program is contingent on maintaining the required GPA and successfully completing all required coursework before the end of the junior year. Students accepted into the joint 3+3 program complete their first three years at Ramapo as a Biology major before continuing on to the Rutgers for their last three years. Students earn their B.S. in Biology from Ramapo College upon the completion of their first year at Rutgers SHRP (fourth year total)

Classes you can take:

Genetics, Microbiology, Statistics, Social Issues, Precalculus, Fundamentals of Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology

Career Opportunities

With your Biology major, you will be prepared for graduate studies, professional schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and other health-related professions. If you are following in the Physical Therapy joint program, you will continue your graduate studies at Rutgers. Or you may choose to apply to other DPT programs around the country.

With your doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT), you’ll have a wide range of options to work, such as in rehab sites, gyms, doctor offices or sports programs for schools and athletic teams. You can also consider having your own practice and opening a clinic or having a more mobile lifestyle and working in patients’ homes.

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Physical Therapists$70,400 - $130,290

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit

Hands-On Learning

As a Biology major (pre-physical therapy option) first, you’ll find well-equipped modern laboratories at Ramapo, which include a computer controlled greenhouse, computer rooms, computerized biology and physiology labs, and a student research lab. This enables you to explore the many aspects of biology through your courses and as a participant in faculty research.

Want to hang out with other pre-med and pre-health students? Come join our Pre-Med Club or our medical honors fraternity, Phi Delta Epsilon.