Pre-Physical Therapy

What is Pre-Physical Therapy

Physical therapists, along with physical therapist assistants and aides, help persons with injuries or illness improve their movement and manage their pain. These therapists are often an important part of rehabilitation and treatment for patients with chronic conditions or injuries.

Success factors

Important traits for students in this program include having an intellectual curiosity, the ability to adapt to situations, self-drive and compassion.

“I definitely enjoyed the two years I spent at Hesston College. The science and math courses challenged and prepared me for the other prerequisite courses for physical therapy school. Hesston College provides an environment for learning about Christ-centered relationships, which encourages young people to develop their God-given gifts.”
— Ryan Friesen, D.P.T, class of 1996

Career possibilities

  • Physical therapist
  • Physical therapy assistant or aide

Majoring in pre-physical therapy

Hesston College provides the opportunity to develop great one-on-one interaction with instructors. Students also have the opportunity to be involved with observation hours at local physical therapy clinics.

Pre-physical therapy curriculum

The pre-physical therapy curriculum will provide you with the strong educational foundation you will need for upper-level studies and advanced degrees. Academic advisors work one-on-one with students to ensure requirements are met for a seamless transition to continuing education and professional careers.

Sample curriculum - associate degree in pre-physical therapy

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