The Pre-Physical Therapy concentration is designed to meet the prerequisite course work of many Physical Therapy schools.
According to the American Physical Therapy Association: "ďThe physical therapist provides services aimed at preventing the onset and/or slowing the progression of conditions resulting from injury, disease, and other causes. The physical therapist provides these services to people of all ages who have functional conditions resulting from back and neck injuries, sprains/strains and fractures, arthritis, burns, amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, birth defects such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida, injuries related to work and sports, and others."
A majority of Physical Therapy schools require a Bachelorís degree, prerequisite coursework, a minimum grade point average of 3.0, work or volunteer experience as a physical therapistís aide, and letters of recommendations. Many also require the GRE.
Completion of all prerequisites does not guarantee admittance into a Physical Therapy school. Competition is very tough, with several qualified applicants per available slot.
The Pre-Physical Therapy concentration in Biology is designed
to meet the prerequisite course work of many Physical
Therapy schools. However, each Physical Therapy School has
its own prerequisites, and students must determine the prerequisites
of the schools they are interested in and work closely with
their advisors to plan the appropriate course work.