About Pre-Physical Therapy
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GC has produced successful applicants to PT school from a number of different majors—including Biology, Exercise Science, and Health Science.
PT schools like to see volunteer or internship hours in physical therapy settings—and GC’s Graves Center for Calling and Career can help you find the experiences you need.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of physical therapists is projected to grow 34 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
No specific major is required, but Doctor of Physical Therapy programs recommend that applicants obtain a strong background in biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, exercise physiology, and oral communications. Students interested in this field should obtain the requirements of the specific PT program they wish to attend, and seek advice early from the Pre-Health Chair.