A strong liberal arts background along with extensive science coursework are highly recommended by physical therapy programs across the country.
Physical therapy is a people-oriented profession that combines a wide range of social, educational, and technical skills.
Physical therapists (PTs) assist those who have physical impairments due to injury, stroke, surgery, or other traumas. Physical therapy is one of the fastest growing health fields, and the demand for PTs is rising as our population ages. PTs must possess physical stamina, creative problem-solving skills, patience, resourcefulness, manual dexterity, and the ability to work closely with people from a variety of backgrounds.
• Pre-physical therapy students should consult with faculty advisor Professor KatieAnn Skogsberg.
What Courses Should I Take?
Suggested Courses for Pre-Physical Therapy Students
BIO 110 • Evolution, Biodiversity, Ecology
BIO 226 • Human Anatomy and Physiology-I
BIO 227 • Human Anatomy and Physiology-II
BIO 350 • Comparative Vertebrate Physiology
BMB 210 • Introduction to Biochemistry and Cell Biology
BMB 340 • Cell Biology
CHE 131 • General Chemistry I
CHE 132 • General Chemistry II
MAT 130 • Introduction to Statistics
PHY 210 • General Physics I
PHY 220 • General Physics II
PSY 110 • Introduction to Psychology
PSY 380 • Life-Span Developmental Psychology