Pre-physical Therapy

A student taping an athletes ankle

Explore Pre-physical Therapy 

Help sick or injured people improve their mobility and manage pain. Work as a physical therapist and rehabilitate someone who has been injured, or serve as prevention or treatment advocate for those with chronic conditions. Care for people at their most vulnerable times, with supportive, compassionate professionalism.

Did you know?

Many DWU athletic training students go on to physical therapy schools throughout the region. The course prerequisites for admission vary significantly across PT education programs, so plan your path early in your college career.

Pre-physical Therapy Courses

The most commonly required prerequisites are:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I 
  • Anatomy and Physiology II 
  • Biology I and II
  • Advanced Biology 
  • Chemistry I and II
  • Physics I and II
  • General, Developmental and Abnormal Psychology 
  • Statistics 

Find more of the classes you could take in our academic catalog.

Get to Know Your Professors

Learn how to care for our world from our teachers! Our low student-to-teacher ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors.

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