Sometimes, unexpected injuries occur and drastically change daily physical abilities. Other times, long-standing impairments require consistent re-training of muscles and their functions. Let us prepare you to deliver proper care regarding all types of physical injuries.
Within pre-physical therapy, you will begin with a foundational knowledge of relevant sciences - biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy and kinesiology. Our seasoned faculty will guide you into higher-level kinesiology courses where you will have the opportunity to evaluate, create a plan for and administer effective treatments. Lucky for you, this is exactly what physical therapists do! And you’ll gain this exposure before even entering graduate school.
And since enrollment in a graduate, professional program is the end goal, our faculty will assure that you have all the necessary requirements for your school of choice. They’ll serve not only as your professors but also as mentors, catalysts and resources that successfully launch you forward.
So, join us in a profession that brings restoration to a variety of settings — hospitals, private practices, schools, sports facilities and more. You can be the one to walk alongside of patients and see their progress first-hand. Your fitness plans can be the reason for healing. And your passion can motivate all who you come in contact with. We’re eager to get you there.
Our office can assist you in determining which courses you need to satisfy professional school requirements. Looking at the website for the professional program you're interested in is also helpful in learning more about the additional courses or requirements of the program.
Course requirements can vary from one health professional program to another. Generally, these are the courses required by most physical therapy schools:
General Biology: Eight semester hours with labs
General Chemistry: Eight semester hours with labs
Physics: Eight semester hours with labs
Human Anatomy & Physiology: Eight semester hours
Statistics: Three to four hours
Math: Usually through Calculus I
General Psychology: Three semester hours
Developmental Psychology: Three semester hours
English: Six semester hours