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Pre-Physical Therapy

SVSU offers all courses and advisement necessary to prepare a student for entrance into a graduate-level physical therapy program offered at several universities. Students may complete a bachelor’s degree at SVSU and subsequently pursue a graduate degree in physical therapy at another institution.

Any major may be chosen at Saginaw Valley State University to apply to a graduate physical therapy program. However, since the entrance requirements for physical therapy schools do vary, the following courses subjects serve as minimum prerequisite courses for most schools; Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Exercise Physiology, Math, PhysicsPsychology, Statistics.


When you join SVSU’s Bachelor of Science in nursing program, you join an elite academic cohort of students who navigate a rigorous nursing curriculum together over the course of four to four-and-a-half years. Students typically take up to two years to complete all general education and pre-nursing courses and apply to the nursing program during their final semester of pre-nursing work. Once accepted, students complete the nursing program courses over the course of two and a half years. Explore the full details of the program below.


In Heather’s mind, nursing always felt like the right fit. Her love of math and science, combined with her love of children, inspired Heather to pursue a career in pediatric nursing. Today Heather is a nurse for Borgess Medical Center, ranked as one of the nation’s high performing hospitals. Discover why Heather knew SVSU was the best fit for her college experience.


As a nurse, you will find every patient your treat requires care for the whole person. So at SVSU, we work hard to engage your whole person throughout your education. With clinical placements at sites like the Department of Public Health and the Detroit Medical Center, study abroad experiences and professional clubs and organizations, you’ll not only graduate from SVSU with knowledge and training, but with connections and a strong sense of direction.


Each facet of healthcare thrives on the skill and commitment of great nurses. From critical care and the OR to cancer treatment and mental wellness, nurses cross a wide array of fields and contexts. As a nurse, you can work for a clinic or outpatient center, a surgery center of a home health agency, a hospital or an educational institution. The choice is yours, and thanks to the 95% job placement rate at SVSU, you can rest confident in your future course of action.


If you have questions about nursing at SVSU, we have answers. Explore the most commonly asked question regarding the nursing program, or you can also reach out to our department with a personal question at

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