Pre-Health Option


The Benefits of Pursuing an Emphasis in Pre-Health:
Careers in the health care industry are increasing and completion of this option provides the academic requirements necessary to enter a graduate program for physical therapy or other health professions such as occupational therapy, nursing, physician assistant programs, medical school or prosthetics and orthotics.  Upper division electives built into the curriculum allow students the flexibility to take additional classes required for the graduate programs they are interested in attending.

Students also gain more knowledge and experience in the physical therapy (and related) fields through a practica experience.  During these placements in local physical therapy clinics and hospitals, students learn the basic skills to provide patient care and the essentials of evidence-based practice alongside physical therapists and other health care professionals.  In addition to being immersed in the field and accumulating observational hours needed to apply to graduate programs, students also attend presentations by current graduate students, physical therapists, and other health professionals, as well as workshops to help students’ preparation for applying to graduate school.

To assist our students in achieving a successful college experience, a Major Academic Plan has been developed to use as a planning guide. We have specifically designed our curriculum so that it can realistically be completed in four years. With a little planning and keeping in touch with your advisor, you should be able to accomplish this.

Check out some careers in Kinesiology on The National Academy of Kinesiology's website!

For a description of the courses see the Loading... or check the current selection of classes on the Class Schedule page.

For those entering before 2021:


Pre-PT MAP with Remediation

Lower Division GE & Major Double-Count List

Pre-PT Course Planning Form

 For those entering in Fall of 2021:

Pre-Health MAP for incoming students

Pre-Health MAP for transfer students

Pre-Health Course Planning Form