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.

Program Requirements

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.

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Potential Careers

“Georgetown assisted me in developing my foundational knowledge to succeed in physical therapy school. I am currently working as an outpatient physical therapist with a special interest in orthopedics and manual therapy.”

 - Danae (Holstein) Brown, '08

“My education at Georgetown College with my major in Kinesiology and minor in Psychology helped set a good foundation for my career in Physical Therapy.  Prior to attending PT school I was able to build my baseline knowledge in the science of bodily injury and recovery, based on the education I received during my time at Georgetown College.”

 - Shannon Kelley, '01

Pre-Physical Therapy Contact

Want to know more about this academic program? Contact the department chair for more information.

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