Pre-Physical Therapy

Most physical therapy programs across North America now offer doctoral degrees in physical therapy. Occupational therapy programs remain a master's level professional degree. Although various articulation agreements between undergraduate degree programs and professional schools may offer opportunities to gain early admission, Applicants to most undergraduate degree programs are expected to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time they begin their professional training.

Entrance into a professional program is very competitive at this time. Even for those few schools and Christian colleges that do not require a baccalaureate degree, we strongly suggest that the student complete their Bachelor of Science degree and participate in the pre-professional programs at Wayland before applying. We suggest that a student pursue a degree with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry or a double major. Also, two semesters of college physics are required by most professional programs.

Suggested Courses:
BIOL 2305 – Nutrition
BIOL 3408 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 3409 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II
CHEM 1401 – General Chemistry I
CHEM 1402 – General Chemistry II
ENGL 1301 – Composition and Rhetoric
ENGL 1302 – Composition and Reading
HIST 2301 – United States History to 1877
HIST 2302 – United States History since 1877
MATH 1304 – College Algebra
MATH 1305 – Trigonometry
PHYS 1401 – General Physics I
PHYS 1402 – General Physics II
POLS 2301 – Federal and State Government
POLS 2302 – State and Local Government
PSYC 1301 – General Psychology
PSYC 2301 – Developmental Psychology
SOCI 1301 – Introduction to Sociology