Pre-Physical Therapy

Are you considering a career in Physical Therapy? At Hesston College, you will receive the personal attention and solid academic preparation that will take you where you want to go.

Physical therapists, along with physical therapist assistants and aids, help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain. These therapists are often an important part of rehabilitation and treatment of patients with chronic conditions or injuries.

How will Hesston College prepare me for future studies?

Hesston College offers an associate of science degree, a degree program that ensures ease of transfer into the four-year college or university health-related program of your choice. The associate of science degree is especially designed to fulfill the primary sequence of courses required for subsequent upper level health-related courses.

In addition you will complete a range of liberal arts courses, course work that provides a broadly based educational foundation. The liberal arts courses are similar to and meet most introductory general education courses at four-year institutions. After two years, you will have completed at least 60 college credit hours to earn the associate of science degree.

What courses will I take?

With a major in Physical Therapy, you will take courses from the following science and math course offerings: Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Physics and Elementary Statistics. Take a moment to review Hesston College's pre-physical therapy program of study for the associate of science degree at Hesston College are listed.

But that’s not all. As a Hesston College Pre-Physical Therapy major, you have opportunities to serve as a tutor and departmental assistant, privileges normally reserved for upperclassmen at most schools.

I definitely enjoyed the two years I spent at Hesston College. Adjusting to the demands of college courses and the science curriculum was easier with roommates and friends who also enjoyed learning about God's creation. 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., Hesston College class of 1996

Why should I choose Hesston College?

Hesston College is a two-year liberal arts college located in south central Kansas. With a student-faculty ratio of 10:1, classes are generally small. Instructors pay attention to you and to your education. They are available to work with you individually, helping you to achieve your educational goals.

At Hesston, we strive to make a college education affordable for every student. Ninety-eight percent of the student population receives some form of financial aid. Scholarships are awarded based on high school academic performance and ACT/SAT scores. Federal financial aid and some Hesston College grants are awarded on the basis of need.

But you’ll do more than learn in the classroom. Hesston College cares about you, the student, providing opportunities that nurture your spiritual, cultural, and interpersonal growth, opportunities that prepare you to live in today’s and tomorrow’s world.

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