So, you want to be a physical therapist?
Physical therapists provide care to people suffering from injuries. They work with patients long-term, developing goals and plans for the patients recovery. You can work in a variety of settings as a physical therapist. You give to your patients through your dedication, motivation and positivity. To become a physical therapist you must graduate from PT school, which takes most people 2-3 years.
Here you will find important information on requirements, entrance exams, and extra experiences needed to gain entry into physical therapy school. As you explore, keep in mind:
- "Pre-PT" is not a major. You major in any area of personal interest you would like to obtain a degree in. Being "pre-PT" is something you personally state and it signifies the extra work you will put forth on your way to PT school.
- While a majority of our students who are "pre-PT" are Science majors. This is not your only option. PT schools accept a variety of majors. You can major in whatever you are interested in as long as you complete the appropriate requirements.
- While PT school lists class requirements, these are only the basics needed. The more you push yourself (while maintaining a high GPA), the better it will be for your application.
Take a look around and explore the area of Physical Therapy!