Pre-Physical Therapy Program
Why choose pre-physical therapy at WSU?
You will be adequately prepared for post-graduate studies in a pre-medical professional field.
You will have resources such as faculty, staff and advisors who have years of experience in the medical field and can offer expert advice and insight.
You will be getting involved in a field that is exciting and can make a difference to many individuals.
What do physical therapists do?
Physical therapists are health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.
Physical therapists examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, physical therapists work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
What should I declare as my major?
Students pursuing this program should satisfy the pre-professional requirements while completing a bachelor's degree in a major such as Athletic Therapy (BS) or Exercise and Sport Science (BS). Students should work closely with both their pre-professional advisor and their academic major advisor. Since course loads are typically heavy, and requirements and application procedures vary among post-graduate programs, students should plan their academic strategies early and with full information.
What classes should I take now?
Research specific Physical Therapy programs to learn more information about the courses required/recommended.
Are there extracurricular opportunities available for Pre-PT students?
The Weber State University Athletic Therapy Club is a student-run organization where students who are interested in various health care professions can come together to plan and participate in events that will prepare them for the graduate school application process, as well as a career in health care.
Email HannahStedge@weber.edu to join the Athletic Therapy Club
Athletic Therapy Club
Pre-Med General Office
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tracy Hall Science Center 201
Weber State University
College of Science
1415 Edvalson St., Dept. 2501
Ogden, UT 84408-2501
Tracy Hall Science Center (TY201)
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