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Most students intending to pursue physical therapy after graduation choose to major in biology or chemistry. Pre-professional advisors are available in both of these disciplines to assist in planning an appropriate course of study and in understanding the entrance procedures and requirements of various
post-baccalaureate programs.

The majority of the professional schools seek students who have completed courses in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and have a background in English, humanities and social sciences. An ability to solve scientific problems and a broad undergraduate education are considered essential for the pre-professional student. Students may major in any subject or pursue any academic interest as long as the required courses are completed.

In preparation for admission to professional school, students should obtain a broad background in natural sciences, social studies and humanities. Students should consult bulletins from professional schools of their choice for specific entrance requirements. Minimum requirements for most professional schools are as follows:


Pre-Professional Program Emphases