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Become a Physical Therapist (PT)

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Public Health: Pre-Physical Therapy

Offered by: Public Health

The SRU Public Health major is an excellent choice if you're preparing for graduate study and a career as a physical therapist.

Why Choose Public Health: Pre-Physical Therapy?

The Public Health program educates the whole person and prepares you to work as a professional in the public health field. Our curriculum emphasizes healthy lifestyles, multicultural health needs, research and advances in health, and use of the most up-to-date public health-related computer technology. Our major courses and the required courses for applying to the graduate physical therapy program have overlap and both have the same goal – to prepare students for a career in the health field – one of the most lucrative aspects of the job market today.

What are your options?

Public Health Pre-Physical Therapy SRU 3+3:
Earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy in six years rather than seven. In the first three years, you complete your public health major courses and pre-requisites for the SRU DPT program. During your third undergraduate year, you apply for admission into the SRU DPT program. If accepted, your first year in the SRU DPT program meets the remaining requirements for your undergraduate degree. If not accepted, you continue to complete your undergraduate degree and can reapply to the program. The accelerated option is for incoming freshmen only.  

Public Health Pre-Physical Therapy (SRU Traditional):
Complete the requirements for your public health major and the pre-requisites for the SRU DPT program and apply to the SRU DPT program in your senior year.

Career as a Physical Therapist

Upon completion of the Public Health undergraduate program and the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program you will be well prepared to embark on your career as a Physical Therapist, a growing profession with increasing demand.

Earn your degrees in Public Health and Physical Therapy at SRU!

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