Working with children, the elderly or even professional athletes to regain mobility and functionality is the role you'll play as a physical therapist. Take a look at UND’s pre-physical therapy program to gain a sense of the responsibilities of physical therapists and to get started on this important career path. UND’s program is designed to prepare you for the rigors of physical therapy school, and to provide you with guidance and support you need to be successful.
Physical Therapy is a demanding, intensive area of study. Pre-physical therapy is not a major, but an advisor will assist you with develop a plan of study that includes the classes necessary for admission to physical therapy school:
- Anatomy for Medical Personnel
- Mechanics of Human Physiology
- Developmental Psychology
- Abnormal Psychology
- Orientation to Physical Therapy
- Introduction to Psychology
Getting involved on campus is part of life at UND. By participating in an internship or experiential learning opportunity, you can complete some of the clinical hours required for entrance into physical therapy school. Join UND's Physical Therapy Club to network with your future colleagues and gain experience in the field.
By enrolling in the pre-physical therapy program at UND, you’re taking the first step to beginning you rewarding career as a physical therapist. Most UND physical therapy graduates are employed in private clinics or hospitals. Job demand is expected to grow 36 percent from 2012 to 2022, which is higher than the average for all occupations.
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