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Pre-Physical Therapy

Pre-Physical Therapy

Students preparing for a career in Physical Therapy are considered to be on a Pre-Physical Therapy path. In order to qualify for Physical Therapy Programs, students must take necessary prerequisites for each school.

In order to practice in this field, individuals must obtain a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. This may require additional education and clinical experience, for more information contact HealthProfessions@LCU.edu.

What do Physical Therapists do?

Physical therapists are concerned with identifying and maximizing quality-of-life and movement potential of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation, and rehabilitation. Click here for a full description of what Physical Therapists do.

What is the job outlook?

Employment growth for physical therapists is projected at 28 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for physical therapists is driven by baby boomers, who are maintaining active lifestyles, while remaining susceptible to health conditions (e.g., health disease, stroke, etc.) that often require the care and intervention of physical therapists.

(Retrieved from www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/optometrists.htm)

What are PT programs in Texas?

Texas Physical Therapy Programs

*Programs are public and fully accredited unless otherwise indicated

Angelo State University – Department of Nursing and Rehabilitation Sciences, Physical Therapy Program

Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene  - Department of Physical Therapy (Private)

Texas State University, San Marcos  - Department of Physical Therapy

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Texas Woman's University, Dallas and Houston - School of Physical Therapy

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio - Department of Physical Therapy

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton - Physical Therapy Program (Private)

University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth - Department of Physical Therapy

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, Austin -Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (Private)

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston - Department of Physical Therapy

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas - Department of Physical Therapy

University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio  - School of Physical Therapy (Private)

Developing programs or in accreditation process

Baylor University Graduate School, Waco - Physical Therapy Program (Private)

Click here to check the accreditation Status of Physical Therapy programs visit American Physical Therapy Association Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

See Degree Plan Details!

For the pre-physical therapy degree plan, you will need to enroll in Bachelor of Arts in Biology curriculum. Visit the University Catalog here to view the pre-physical therapy degree plan and other LCU degree plans.

Have you made your decision?