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Pre-Physical Therapy

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Did you know: The physical therapy profession got its start in WW1. Reconstruction aids, or nurses, provided therapy treatment to soldiers suffering from an injury so they could return to the battlefront. They performed physical and occupational therapy before the therapy field was officially formed.

Students planning on gaining admission to physical therapy school must successfully combine an academic major with the specific prerequisite requirements. Most physical therapy schools are not selective in your degree. A student should select the best degree for them. Factors to consider:

  • How efficient is the degree?
  • What are your passions?
  • What would you do if you did not become a physical therapist?
  • Where do you feel most confident academically?

If students are deciding which major is best for them, we can help! Meet with a pre-health advisor through our College of Health Science Student Services and Academic Advising Office.

The Pre-Physical Therapy Pathway is a non-degree program available at Boise State University. You will not earn a degree in Pre-Physical Therapy.

Pre-Health Advising Team

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