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Pre-Physical Therapy

You can help people move more freely and reduce their pain.

WHY STUDY PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY?

Physical therapists examine patients and develop a plan of care that promotes movement, reduces pain, restores function and prevents disability.

This field is expected to grow by 36% through 2024, much faster than the average for other occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Also, U.S. News & World Report ranked physical therapists 20th on the list of 100 Best Jobs in 2019.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You’ll major in exercise science or biology and get a strong foundation in biology, chemistry and physics along with core exercise science courses.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY?

You’ll take the prerequisites required and be well prepared to get into a graduate program in physical therapy.

Employers:

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation clinics
  • Colleges and universities
  • Sports teams
  • Home health care services

Graduate schools:

  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Slippery Rock University
  • Chatham University
  • Gannon University
  • Clarkson University
  • Youngstown State University

UNIQUE PROGRAM FEATURES

 

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Distinction one:

We have a freshman guarantee program with the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Science.

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Distinction two:

Many of our graduates have been accepted into doctor of physical therapy programs.

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