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Pre-Physical Therapy

Helping patients learn how to prevent further injuries, manage pain and achieve greater long-term health–that’s the calling of a physical therapist. At University of the Cumberlands, we can help you develop the pre-physical therapy foundation with programs to major in biology or chemistry. If you’re looking for pre-physical therapy programs, we provide experienced advisors from both disciplines and professionals who understand the entrance procedures and requirements of a variety of post-baccalaureate programs. They’ll work with you to plan the appropriate pre-physical therapy courses and major for your post-baccalaureate school of choice and your goals.

The majority of physical therapy programs seek students who have completed courses in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and have a background in English, humanities, and social sciences. An ability to solve scientific problems and a broad undergraduate education are considered essential for the pre-physical therapy major. Students in Kentucky pre-physical schools may major in any subject or pursue any academic interest as long as the required courses are completed.

In preparation for admission to physical therapy school, students should obtain a broad background in natural sciences, social studies, and humanities. Students interested in this pre-physical therapy major should consult bulletins from physical therapy schools of their choice for specific entrance requirements.

What is pre-physical therapy? It’s the program of study you need to prepare for the physical therapy program of your choice. And where should you go for your pre-physical therapy program in Kentucky? University of the Cumberlands. We’re here for you.


A pre-physical therapy major prepares you for a full PT program both in terms of your knowledge and meeting course pre-requisites. Our pre-physical therapy program is not technically a major in physical therapy, it is a major in biology or chemistry with additional courses specifically chosen for you.


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of Physical Therapy is expected to grow at a faster rate than the average for all occupations. Are you ready to be a leader on campus and help injured or ill people with their movement and pain management?  If so, fill out the form on this page and find out how UC can help you, help others!

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