Physical Therapy Pre-Professional Preparation

Physical Therapy Prepration 

Contact Person: Melissa Egerton, Admissions and Recruitment Coordinator, College of Health Professions


Linthicum Hall, Room 115

In recent years, most physical therapy programs in the United States have converted to graduate programs, and most of these will become D.P.T. granting. Entry into these programs is highly competitive, and ­prerequisites vary. The minimum requirements for application to most physical therapy programs include 90 units, but many are now requiring a B.S. or B.A. Prerequisite requirements typically include extensive course work in biology, chemistry and physics, as well as statistics and courses in behavioral sciences. Because of these requirements, students often choose majors in a science or health-related field, such as Exercise Science, Athletic Training or Biology. However, any major is acceptable, as long as specific undergraduate prerequisites for individual schools are completed. A typical first-year student curriculum at Towson University might include chemistry, biology and mathematics. Towson provides advising to assist students with their undergraduate preparation for this field.