SOFIA students, directed by kinesiology lecturer Jen Braun, display and explain their research on how stress affects coaches’ bodies.
Work with our athletic trainer Bob Foster or internship in physical therapy, sports medicine or at a local hospital.
Students interested in physical therapy can explore the field in a variety of ways throughout their coursework. Get hands-on experience with anatomy in our cadaver lab. Experience the human body up close through virtual reality anatomy simulations. Get practical, hands-on training in exercise science courses. Explore career paths and specializations through internships that can arranged through departments or through the Wackerle Center for Career, Leadership & Fellowships.
Graduate schools recently attended by our grads
Our science programs provide a strong academic foundation
Depending on a student’s preferred major and the graduate schools they’re considering, our faculty advisers will work to customize an academic plan that fits their interests and goals and meets prerequisite requirements for physical therapy graduate programs.
<blockquote class="callout-quote"><div class="callout-quote-text"><p> “I received excellent preparation for PT school. Being a good physical therapist takes much more than knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics. Soft skills and developing relationships is what makes the difference, and <span class="markaafk8hvot" data-markjs="true" data-ogac="" data-ogab="" data-ogsc="" data-ogsb="">Monmouth</span> helped me improve those skills.”</p></div><footer class="callout-quote-footer">Jacob Wilson ’15, DPT St. Ambrose University ’17</footer></blockquote>
FIGHT ALONGSIDE THEFIGHTING SCOTS.
Athletics are a big deal at Monmouth.
Half of our students participate in varsity or intramural athletics. We’re part of the NCAA Division III Midwest Conference, with 24 varsity men’s and women’s athletic teams.
And with the sixth oldest college football rivalry in the nation, winning is a tradition at Monmouth.
The Educational Garden uses sustainable gardening techniques to produce vegetables, fruits and honey. From spring through summer, the garden crew plants, tends and harvests the food. They share their bounty at local farmers markets and u-picks with faculty, staff and community members.
The seven-acre Educational Farm gives students hands-in-the-dirt experiences on crop rotation, conservation and infrastructure. U-pick events are held at the farm and the garden.