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Pre-professional studies offer dedicated guidance from faculty members in the School of Behavioral and Natural Sciences and the School of Health Sciences to help tailor your course work so that you are better prepared to pursue an advanced degree. 

 

Career outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that from 2008 to 2018, 26 percent of all new jobs created in the U.S. economy will be in the health care and social assistance industry. This industry is expected to grow by 24 percent, creating four million new jobs.

 

Physical Therapist

Physical therapists are health care professionals who assist individuals of all ages in maximizing their functional abilities. Physical therapists care directly for patients with musculoskeletal or neuromuscular conditions in order to restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities. They develop and execute treatment plans for their patients utilizing therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, modalities and education to assist individuals in achieving desired functional outcomes.

 

Pre-Physical Therapist

The Mount’s pre-physical therapy area of study prepares you well for a two-year Master’s degree in physical therapy or a three-year doctor of physical therapy program.

 

Health Professions Advisory Committee

Students work with their academics advisors as well as faculty members on the Health Professions Advisory Committee to design a course of study that is best suited for their specific career goals.

Additional Resources

  Faculty and Staff

Eric Johnson
Department Chair & Associate Professor

  2020-2021 Undergraduate Rate Sheet [PDF] (69 KB)

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View a complete listing of tuition, fees, and other costs associated with undergraduate study at the University.

  2019-2020 Undergraduate Rate Sheet [PDF] (94 KB)

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View a complete listing of tuition, fees, and other costs associated with undergraduate study at the University.

Department Page

Department of Physical Therapy

We develop proficient, caring and well-rounded physical therapists