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Pre-Physical Therapy

A strong liberal arts background along with extensive science coursework are highly recommended by physical therapy programs across the country.


There’s no specific undergrad major required to be admitted to physical therapy school. A number of our recent students have gone to PT school after majoring in areas such as English, philosophy, Spanish, religion, and economics, in addition to the traditional sciences of biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, chemistry, and behavioral neuroscience.


Each physical therapy school has their own unique entrance requirements, but most prerequisites include courses in chemistry, psychology, biology, anatomy and physiology, physics, and statistics.

Pre-Physical Therapy Advisor

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KatieAnn Skogsberg

  • Associate Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Advisor

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