Edinboro's Health Sciences major is designed specifically for students like you who wish to follow a career in health-related professions. If you're interested in the field of physical therapy, Edinboro's rigorous Pre-Physical Therapy program provides a sharp focus on the skills and training you'll need to apply to a professional school and pursue your Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of physical therapists will grow 22 percent between now and 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Demand for physical therapy is expected to come from aging baby boomers as well as
from people with mobility issues stemming from chronic conditions, such as diabetes
As a student in the Pre-Physical Therapy concentration at Edinboro, you'll follow a rigorous curriculum that is heavy on the sciences, including courses in kinesiology and exercise physiology that are required by well-known Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs in the area. You'll balance these classes with general education and core courses that improve your critical thinking skills and ethical decision-making.
Small classes taught by faculty members with a wide array of research interests will
enable you to participate fully in your education and appreciate the importance of
evidence-based medicine. Faculty mentors will ensure you're equipped to do well on
the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and meet the requirements for the professional school
that interests you.
State licensure and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree is necessary if you want to become a physical therapist and help people improve their movement and manage pain, but it's never too early to build a resume that demonstrates your commitment to the field.
Opportunities at Edinboro include:
Students like you who are focused and serious about careers in health care are here at Edinboro. They could be following any one of these pre-professional tracks:
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