Pre-Physical Therapy

The human body is a marvel of movement, but injury and illness can radically change things. Physical therapists help people in their journey toward regaining movement.

Students interested in physical therapy can explore the field in a variety of ways throughout their coursework. Get hands-on experience with anatomy in our cadaver lab. Experience the human body up close through virtual reality anatomy simulations. Get practical, hands-on training in exercise science courses. Explore career paths and specializations through internships that can arranged through departments or through the Wackerle Center for Career, Leadership & Fellowships.

Graduate schools recently attended by our grads

Bradley University, St. Ambrose University and Midwestern University

Our science programs provide a strong academic foundation

Students interested in graduate physical therapy programs have a variety of major options. Most students major in exercise science, biochemistry, biopsychology or another physical science.

Depending on a student’s preferred major and the graduate schools they’re considering, our faculty advisers will work to customize an academic plan that fits their interests and goals and meets prerequisite requirements for physical therapy graduate programs.

  • <blockquote class="callout-quote"><div class="callout-quote-text"><p> “I received excellent preparation for PT school. Being a good physical therapist takes much more than knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics. Soft skills and developing relationships is what makes the difference, and <span class="markaafk8hvot" data-markjs="true" data-ogac="" data-ogab="" data-ogsc="" data-ogsb="">Monmouth</span> helped me improve those skills.”</p></div><footer class="callout-quote-footer">Jacob Wilson ’15, DPT St. Ambrose University ’17</footer></blockquote>
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