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Pre-PT/Pre-OT

Pre-Physical Therapy

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.

For more information contact:

Pre-Physical Therapy Coordinator
Chanda Walter
College of Education and Human Sciences
Department of Health & Nutritional Sciences
Wagner Hall 241
Phone: 605-688-6103

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 421
Phone: 605-688-6145