Pre-Physical Therapy Toolbox
What Is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapists diagnose and treat patients who have medical problems or injuries that limit their abilities to move or function in their daily lives. A physical therapist will examine a patient then create a recovery plan. They often focus on treatments that reduce the need for surgery and prescriptive drugs. A physical therapist uses a combination of exercise, stretches, hands-on techniques, and equipment to restore function or relieve pain.
What Are Physical Therapy Schools Looking For?
For a better understanding of what physical therapy schools are looking for from their applicants, view Admission Factors.
*Not sure what to major in? You can major in anything you like to prepare for PT school as long as you fulfill the prerequisites foryour professional school of interest. A major in the sciences is not required. However, having a strong background in the sciences (such as a Biology major) will certainly help you as you pursue pre-PT, as it gives you a good foundation to build upon and prepares you for the rigor of PT school.
View details regarding the Pre-Physical Therapy application process.
Learn more about the GRE and how to prepare.
In addition to gaining patient care and shadowing hours, being involved on campus
is a great way to prepare for
Dental school. Consider joining Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), National Health Preprofessional Honor Society, and view other Pre-Health Student Organizations.
- (KY) Western Kentucky University
- (KY) University of Kentucky
- (KY) Bellarmine University
- (TN) Belmont University
- (TN) East Tennessee State University
- (TN) South College
- (TN) Tennessee State University
- (TN) The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
- (IN) Indiana State University
- (IN) Indiana University
- (IN) University of Evansville
- (IN) University of Indianapolis
- (OH) The Ohio State University
- (OH) University of Cincinnati
Notice: The listing or inclusion of any third-party resource or program on this webpage does not imply the endorsement of the author, pre-health advisors, or WKU.