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Pre-AT/Pre-PT/Pre-OT

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Pre-AT, Pre-PT, and Pre-OT

Pre-Athletic Training

The pre-athletic training curriculum is a pre-professional curriculum whereby necessary prerequisites can be completed in preparation for applying to a graduate-level athletic training program.  Students must declare an undergraduate major along with the pre-professional curriculum in athletic training.  A list of recommended classes listed in the catalog are essential for application to the graduate-level program in athletic training at SDSU and are common to other programs across the country.  Students must earn a bachelor’s degree, have a basic understanding of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities, and possess exceptional communication skills.  Acceptance into a graduate-level athletic training program is competitive, therefore, a strong undergraduate academic record is essential.  Advisors in the Health and Nutritional Sciences department provide advising to assist each student in developing an undergraduate academic plan best-suited to help him/her transition into a graduate-level program in athletic training. 

For more information contact:

Pre-Athletic Training Coordinator
Chanda Walter
College of Education and Human Sciences
Department of Health & Nutritional Sciences
Intramural Building 116
Phone: 605.688.6103

The pre-physical therapy program is a pre-professional curriculum whereby all the necessary prerequisites can be completed in preparation for applying to a school of physical therapy. The department provides advising to assist each student in developing a plan best suited to his/her needs. Acceptance by physical therapy schools is on a competitive basis, therefore, a strong undergraduate academic record is essential. Students must declare a undergraduate major along with the Pre-Professional curriculum. Schools of physical therapy now offer a doctorate degree program. Students must earn a bachelor's degree, have a basic science background and complete a certain number of required courses before applying to a professional physical therapy program.

Pre-Occupational Therapy

The pre-occupational therapy program is a pre-professional curriculum whereby all the necessary prerequisites can be completed in preparation for applying to a school of occupational therapy. The department provides advising to assist each student. A strong undergraduate academic record is important.

Schools of occupational therapy offer a master's degree or doctoral degree. Students must complete a bachelor's degree and certain number of required courses before applying to a professional occupational therapy program.

For more information contact:

Pre-Occupational Therapy Coordinator
Carla Anderson
College of Education and Human Sciences
Wagner Hall 243
Phone: 605.688.6145

Pre-Physical Therapy Coordinator
Chanda Walter
College of Education and Human Sciences
Department of Health & Nutritional Sciences
Intramural Building 116
Phone: 605.688.6103