SNC, Concordia to partner on health programs

Posted on Sep 19, 2019 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive
Jessica Thiel
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St. Norbert College and Concordia University Wisconsin School of Health Professions have established a partnership that would give current St. Norbert College students and alumni who have completed their undergraduate degree priority admission status in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs at Concordia.

St. Norbert students can be of any major, and three students will be admitted into each program as long as they meet the requirements.

“This partnership is a wonderful opportunity for St. Norbert students who are interested in pursuing graduate-level work in the designated health areas,” said Jennifer Bonds-Raacke, vice president for academic affairs at St. Norbert College. “Such a partnership is a testament to the high-quality educational experiences at both institutions and the dedicated faculty at St. Norbert.”

Dr. Emily Goetz, a physical therapist, 2014 St. Norbert graduate and Concordia alumna who’s finishing her orthopedic residency, said the two schools share a similar mission and focus.

“For St. Norbert, this agreement will further the appeal and desirability of their already-strong science program. Many institutions housing medical professional programs give precedence to their undergraduate students. With this agreement, St. Norbert students, like Concordia students, will have priority in being accepted into the Concordia School of Health Professionals if certain requirements are maintained. For Concordia, the pool of strong candidates filling their programs will only continue to grow,” she said.

To learn more about the partnership and its participation requirements, visit