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Health Sciences: Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy


The Pre-Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Option to the Health Sciences degree is tailored to those students planning on applying to graduate program in one of these disciplines. While students graduating with this degree are not limited to this one option, the focus of the program is to satisfy the common prerequisites for physical therapy and occupational graduate programs. In addition to meeting pre-requisites and providing a scientific background for a graduate program, the students are introduced to assessment techniques and therapeutic techniques which will be a part of their professional education.

Some programs will have unique pre-requisites, therefore students are encouraged to visit the websites of the American Physical Therapy Association ( or the American Occupation Therapy Association ( to identify pre-requisites for a school they may wish to attend.

What You'll Do

  • Satisfy pre-requisites for professional graduate education
  • Be introduced to assessment techniques which will be part of their professional education while completing the undergraduate program
  • Have a working knowledge of therapeutic modalities and skills in application of the modalities
  • Be prepared to enter a number of other allied health fields if they should decide against physical or occupational therapy

What You'll Study

  • HL105 Intro to Allied Health Professions
  • HL113 Medical Terminology
  • HL251 Introduction to Athletic Injuries
  • HL511 Applied Anatomy

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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Chiropractic School
  • Rehabilitation Technician


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