St. Norbert College and Concordia University School of Health Professions: Agree to partnership

De Pere, Wis.: 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 (MOT/OTDe), Physical Therapy (DPT) and Physician Assistant (PA) programs at Concordia. St. Norbert students can be of any major; three students will be admitted into each program as long as they meet the requirements.
   “Faculty from Concordia University Wisconsin are eager to invite St. Norbert students to learn more about the advanced degrees we offer in the School of Health Professions,” said Linda Samuel, dean of the School of Health Professions at Concordia University. “This partnership leverages strength from both institutions and honors the academic accomplishments of St. Norbert students.”
    “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.”
    “The mission of both schools is similar, emphasizing and focusing on individual student development in addition to being service and community oriented,” said Dr. Emily Goetz, DPT, a 2014 graduate of St. Norbert and a Concordia University alumna who is finishing her orthopedic residency at Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee. “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.”
   For more information and participation requirements, contact St. Norbert College’s Maribeth Franken at or 920-403-3915. You can also go to

    For more detailed information about these programs and the admission guidelines at Concordia University, visit or


The only Norbertine college in the world, St. Norbert is a four-year, Catholic liberal arts institution nestled beside the Fox River in De Pere, Wis., neighboring Green Bay. Founded in 1898, the college became coeducational in 1952. Today the residential campus serves approximately 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, hailing from throughout the United States and nearly 20 countries.

Recent years have seen record enrollments and unprecedented investments in the St. Norbert campus. The academic excellence of the college is nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Princeton Review and others. For more information about St. Norbert College, visit


Well-known for its location on the shore of Lake Michigan in suburban Mequon, Wis., Concordia University Wisconsin’s administrators have embarked on a mission that prepares the university’s students to stand apart from the crowd and “Live An Uncommon Life.”  The 200-acre campus is located only 15 miles north of downtown Milwaukee and all of its cultural, ethnic and professional sports offerings, providing undergraduate students the best of both worlds.

Founded in 1881, Concordia University Wisconsin offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and 40 graduate programs in its six schools, including the August 1 completion of the 41,000-square-foot Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center, which houses the Batterman School of Business. The other five schools are: Education, Nursing, Pharmacy, Arts and Sciences, and Health Professions. The average GPA of incoming freshmen is 3.45, with a 23.1 average ACT. For more information about Concordia University Wisconsin, please visit