Physical Therapy Hero

Strong Foundation

Prepare for a career in physical therapy through our recommended curriculum.

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Helping people improve movement and manage pain.

Pre-Physical Therapy

Pre-health areas are not majors, so you won't receive a degree in pre-physical therapy. You can choose any USD major with required prerequisite coursework in preparation for applying to a graduate physical therapy program. Most programs require a bachelor's degree, preferred GPA and coursework in:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Organic chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Psychology
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology

USD and other graduate programs consider academic performance, character, motivation, professionalism and knowledge of the profession for entry into the program.

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