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Health Science Pre-Physical Therapy (Pre-Clinical)
The Health Science Pre-Physical Therapy undergraduate degree major is a pre-clinical
track which includes all of the courses required for application for admission to
graduate professional physical therapy programs.
As described by the Division of Physical Therapy, students pursuing graduate study
would seek to become members of a profession involving the evaluation and treatment
of individuals with movement disorders, disabilities, injuries caused by a variety
of problems, such as musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiovascular disorders and
aging. Physical therapists treat individuals of all ages (across the lifespan) restoring
function and promoting independence.
While recommended for students interested in majoring in Physical Therapy at the graduate
successful completion of the undergraduate Health Science Pre-Physical Therapy degree
is only one criteria for entry into the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.
The admissions process is highly competitive and spaces are limited. Please see DPT
program for additional criteria.
Additionally, the Health Science Pre-Physical Therapy curriculum is designed to produce
graduates capable of demonstrating those characteristics identified as desirable by
employers of tomorrow’s health care professionals. Graduates may seek to work in a
health care setting or to continue on to other (non-DPT) graduate and/or professional
Health Science Pre-Physical Therapy Curriculum
Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP)