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Advisor: Bryan Phillips, Ph.D.
Entrance to physical therapy school is very competitive. Most schools of physical therapy require a bachelor’s degree for admittance into their program, as well as specific prerequisite courses. Students should maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA. Many schools require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Observing or aiding a licensed physical therapist is also required by most physical therapy schools.
The Prephysical Therapy Concentration listed below will include most of the prerequisites for physical therapy school. Students should obtain admissions requirements for the particular schools they plan to apply to and arrange curriculum accordingly. Information regarding all accredited physical therapy programs may be found at www.apta.org. Students are also encouraged to contact the prephysical therapy advisor for guidance in planning coursework. Although students may choose from a variety of majors, the Prephysical Therapy Concentration should be included in the academic plan.
For information regarding Harding University’s doctorate in physical therapy go to www.harding.edu/pt.