Fairmont State University’s Pre-Physical Therapy advisors act as a second advisor to help students stay on track to reach their physical therapy career goals.
Students who choose the Pre-Physical Therapy program can complete a bachelor’s degree in a number of areas to be eligible to apply for a Doctorate of Physical Therapy program.
Model schedules of bachelor degrees that meet prerequisite requirements for a doctoral program are:
- Forensic Science
- Others like philosophy or psychology as long as prerequisite coursework is completed with those degree requirements
While striving for academic excellence in a Pre-Physical Therapy program at Fairmont, students should also:
- Consult with Pre-Physical Therapy advisor
- Contact Physical Therapy programs to review requirements
- Maintain a high grade point average (GPA) (3.6 and 3.7)
- Work or volunteer in physical therapy settings
- Prepare for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) early
The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates there will be a 39 percent increase in the number of employed physical therapists in a 10 year period ending in 2020. With a doctoral or professional degree, physical therapy graduates have several options and setting for applying their knowledge. Physical therapists work in:
- Private offices
- Nursing homes
- Rehabilitation centers