Pre-Physical Therapy Studies

Truman’s pre-physical therapy studies develop the skills and academic competencies you need to be successful in physical therapy school.

Each major available at Truman offers different strengths in your approach to healthcare—this means you have the freedom to select the major that matches your particular academic interests or career goals. A majority of Truman’s Exercise Science majors identify physical therapy as their occupation of choice and approximately 80 percent of those who apply to graduate programs in physical therapy gain admission. Other common pre-physical therapy majors include Biology, Health Science, and Psychology.

To ensure you’re well-prepared for physical therapy school, Truman provides you with hands-on, experiential learning through a broadly based academic program. You can take advantage of resources that range from academic advising and tutoring to professional organizations such as Pre-Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Club. You also have plenty of research opportunities and can learn about human motion in the Piper Movement Analysis Laboratory.

If you’re interested in applying for physical therapy graduate schools, Truman’s pre-physical therapy studies advisor can help keep you on track.

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is also a good resource for exploring physical therapy schools and course requirements.