Health and Human Performance Programs - Other
Pre-physical Therapy Program
NOTE: Another major must be declared as this is a program to enable the student to pursue graduate education in a professional physical therapy school.
The Pre-physical Therapy program consists of a combination of courses in addition to the course requirements for any other official university major. However, majors in Athletic Training, Biology, Exercise Science, and Psychology best compliment this program and application to a professional physical therapy school. This program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree and is designed to prepare the student for application to a professional physical therapy school. Some professional schools may require additional coursework; therefore it is imperative that the students obtain the appropriate prerequisite requirements and related information from potential graduate schools and work with their advisors to meet all admissions requirements.
Due to the high academic achievement that is required for admission to professional schools, there is an admission process for entry into the Pre-physical Therapy program. Upon completion of the sophomore year, students interested in the Pre-physical Therapy program must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and interview with the pre-physical therapy advisor (this individual is usually the student's academic major advisor). It is essential that the GPA be maintained. Should a student's GPA fall below the 3.0 requirement, the student will be put on probation from the program and be given one semester to increase his or her GPA back into the acceptable range. If the GPA is not increased to a 3.0 or above, the student will be dismissed from the program but may continue in his or her major. Transcript the same way Pre-med is done.
Course descriptions are available through the Course Description Lookup.