Pre-Physical Therapy

Physical therapists work with people who have been in accidents or have disabling conditions such as low-back pain, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, head injuries, stroke and cerebral palsy.  They help patients who have had surgery or treatment to restore function, improve balance and mobility, increase flexibility and coordination, and diminish pain. Physical therapists work in clinics, hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centers, and many make home visits to patients.

Documents

Resources

PT Website Links

American Physical Therapy Association:
http://www.apta.org

http://www.gradschools.com/search-programs/physical-therapy

Selected Regional Programs in PT

University of South Dakota, Vermillion:
http://www.usd.edu/med/pt/ 

Creighton University, Omaha:
http://spahp2.creighton.edu/admission/PT/PT_Entry_Prerequisites.htm
  

Des Moines University, Des Moines:
http://www.dmu.edu/pt/

Idaho State University, Pocatello:
http://www.isu.edu/dpot/pt
  

University of Iowa, Iowa City:
http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/physicaltherapy/degrees/dpt_admissions.html 

University of Kansas, KU Medical Center, Kansas City:
http://www.ptrs.kumc.edu/dpt-eligibility.html

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis:
 http://www.med.umn.edu/physther/

University of Montana, Missoula:
 http://physicaltherapy.health.umt.edu/ 

University of Nebraska, Omaha:
http://www.unmc.edu/alliedhealth/pt_admission.htm

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks:
http://www.med.und.nodak.edu/depts/pt/ 

 

Important Note

Consult the admissions/application web pages of the professional programs for information on required pre-requisite courses and admissions tests, application procedures, and application deadlines. Some professional/graduate programs will not accept AP or CLEP credits, online courses, or correspondence courses for the core science and math pre-requisite requirements. Many programs also require that all pre-requisite coursework be completed within a certain period of time, e.g., within 5 years prior to application. Policies vary by school and program. Be sure you know the requirements.