Physical and Occupational Therapy

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

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists work in hospitals, medical offices, rehabilitation centers and schools, and may also visit patients in their homes. They serve patients who suffer from a wide variety of conditions, including physical, mental, emotional and developmental problems. The Occupational Therapist helps the patient perform basic living and working tasks like dressing, eating, cooking and operating equipment like computers and phones, so that the patent may live a more independent and satisfying life.

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.