School of Natural Science and Mathematics
Pre-Physical Therapy Program
As experts in movement science, Physical Therapists evaluate joint motion, muscle strength, endurance, function of heart and lungs, and developmental activities for patients across the lifespan and treat patients through exercise, manipulation, and other movement-based treatments. A doctoral degree in Physical Therapy (DPT) is required to practice and our pre-PT program will prepare you well for acceptance into and success in PT graduate school.
We recommend that pre-PT students pursue the Health Sciences major because it is most closely aligned with the coursework required by most PT graduate programs. Within the Health Sciences major, students should select the pre-PT track, which includes courses like Anatomy and Physiology, Physics and Foundations in Psychology.
The keys to success for our pre-PT program are:
- a dedicated Health Professions Advisor who works with your major advisor to ensure you have the courses you need for PT graduate school
- a Health Professions Committee made up of faculty that writes a thorough and detailed letter of recommendation for your PT school application
- opportunities for independent research and off-campus internships
- a network of committed alumni who can provide mentoring and internships
Recent Mount grads have been accepted into Widener University, Shenandoah University, Sacred Heart University, University of Maryland, and the University of Delaware, among others.
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Declaration of Major and Declaration of Minor forms are available through the registrar's office.