Why study pre-physical therapy?

Application Deadlines
Aug. 16
Dec. 15
May 1

As an incoming freshman, you can earn your Doctor of Physical Therapy and undergrad degree at the same time. Physical Therapy is a demanding, intensive area of study. Pre-Physical Therapy is not a major, but a three-year course plan that will ready you for admission to the professional school.

As a Pre-Physical Therapy student, an advisor will assist you with developing a plan of study that includes the classes necessary for admission to physical therapy school. You'll take 90 credits, including classes like:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Introductory College Physics
  • Orientation to Physical Therapy

After completing the recommended courses, you can apply for the professional school to earn your Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Pre-Physical Therapy at UND

Physical Therapy Careers 


Expected job growth for physical therapists through 2028

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Median pay for physical therapists after earning your professional or doctoral degree

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

By enrolling in the pre-physical therapy program at UND, you're taking the first step to beginning your rewarding career as a physical therapist. Most UND physical therapy graduates are employed in private clinics or hospitals. Job demand is expected to grow 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is higher than the average for all occupations.


CAPTE Accredited Physical Therapy Program

The Physical Therapy program at the University of North Dakota is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

111 North Fairfax St., 
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.706-3245 | accreditation@apta.org

If needing to contact the program directly, please call Dr. David Relling at 701.777.2831 or email david.relling@UND.edu.

Pre-Physical Therapy Courses

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