Through the pre-physical therapy program, you will prepare for a career in healing and rehabilitation — and admission to a Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate program. Physical therapy graduate schools are highly selective, and our program optimizes your chances of being accepted.
To meet the needs of this fast-growing and broad profession, the pre-physical therapy program is interdisciplinary and includes courses in exercise science, premedicine and biology.
As a pre-physical therapy major, you will receive extensive hands-on training in physical therapy environments in the Dayton area and beyond. Observation hours allow you to see how physical therapy is used in various settings, including stroke rehabilitation, burn therapy units, cardiac rehabilitation, orthopedics and children’s programs. Under the supervision of licensed physical therapists and other health care professionals, you will gain useful insight into career opportunities.
For more information, please visit the internal Department of Health and Sport Science website.
Program requirements can be found in the online Catalog. Simply select the area of study and click "Explore".
A variety of opportunities are available to students majoring in pre-physical therapy. Whether you're curious what career opportunities await you; what internships, research projects or student clubs are available; or who your professors will be, we can help you find the answers.