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Pre-Physical Therapy

Physical therapists help injured, 生病了, and physically challenged people of all ages improve their mobility and manage their pain. They are important members of healthcare teams charged 与 treating, rehabilitating, and preventing chronic conditions among 病人.

In order to become a PT, you need to earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from an accredited college or university and be state licensed to practice. Completing the DPT typically takes about three or four years and includes both classroom, lab, and clinical experience. As of 2022, the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy (CAPTE) reports there are 259 accredited programs in the U.S.

Physical Therapy Programs in Indiana

  • Indiana University
  • Indiana State University
  • University of Evansv生病了e
  • University of Indianapolis

Pre-Requisite 课程s

The following table includes the minimum pre-requisite courses for DPT programs in the US; however, many schools have additional recommended courses. Students should work 与 their advisor(s) to ensure all pre-requisite courses are completed in a timely 时尚.

Introductory 生物学1、w /实验室BIO203 or BIO204
Medical Terminology一个BIO216
Human Anatomy1、w /实验室BIO225 or ESS265/266L
Human Physiology1、w /实验室BIO226 or ESS267/268L
General 化学2、w /实验室CHE140/141L and CHE142/143L
General 物理2、w /实验室PHY110 and PHY111
统计数据一个BIO205 or MAT130
Behavioral Sciences
心理学两个PSY101 and PSY220

Preparing a Competitive Application

Admission to PT programs is highly competitive. Since the requirements for entry into these are quite diverse, students should thoroughly explore the requirements of all programs to which they hope to apply. At Marian, meet early and often 与 your advisor to stay on track for a successful application.

A competitive candidate w生病了 generally:

  • Demonstrate strong academic performance in all courses (GPA 3.6 or higher)
  • Score well on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), as necessary. Many PT programs require the GRE, but not all.
  • Demonstrate extensive familiarity 与 the field of physical therapy to gain an understanding of the expectations of the profession, 包括
    • Shadow several physical therapists in different specialties and in different settings to gain a realistic view of the responsibilities in the field
    • Gain extensive first-hand experience 与 病人 through volunteering or a paid position
    • Get involved in community service, volunteerism, and co-curricular activities
    • Seek leadership opportunities in clubs, organizations, church, or sports
    • Conduct independent research to better understand the scientific literature. 请注意, research is not necessarily required for your PT application, but it w生病了 help distinguish you as an applicant.
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal sk生病了s, the ability to work 与 a diverse group of people, and a desire to help others

Want to Know More?

Trisha Staab, Ph.D.
Director of Pre-Medicine and Pre-Health Professions
(317) 955-6544

Office of Undergraduate Admission
(317) 955-6300
(800) 772-7264

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