Trevecca’s exercise science concentration in pre-physical therapy prepares you for graduate studies that lead to a career as a physical therapist. This bachelor’s program degree, which is geared toward students aiming to pursue a master’s or doctorate in physical therapy, offers rigorous coursework and three practicums, giving you a strong educational foundation and valuable field experience.
What to Expect
Trevecca’s pre-physical therapy program is a concentration track within our exercise science major that prepares you for the graduate studies you’ll need to pursue a career in physical therapy (PT). Physical therapists are vital members of the health care community who educate patients on their conditions, promote movement and healing, reduce pain and disability, and restore function, thus increasing patients’ quality of life. A career in PT offers diverse professional opportunities. As you advance in your career, you can choose to specialize in areas like orthopedics, sports therapy, pediatrics, geriatrics, neurological or cardiovascular physical therapy and more. You can also work in a variety of environments like hospitals, outpatient clinics, private offices, rehabilitation clinics, assisted living facilities, educational institutions, sports facilities or home health agencies.
This degree fully prepares you for graduate school by meeting all prerequisite requirements. It gives you a solid foundation through core science classes and also covers topics like nutrition, therapeutic modalities, exercise physiology, fitness assessment and prescription, therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation, sports medicine and more. With three practicums, the program also provides incredible opportunities for hands-on learning. You’ll get insight on career opportunities as you work with therapists in a variety of clinical settings in the exciting Nashville market.
Why Choose Trevecca?
Founded in 1901 and a leader in online education for more than two decades, Trevecca has been recognized nationally and locally for providing our students with the highest level of academic quality and rigor. We offer a holistic education focused on the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual health of all the students in our diverse student body. We are committed to educating the next generation to be servant leaders.
As a Christian university, we offer programs that explore the ways faith intersects with your field of study. This means you can gain your pre-physical therapy degree in a supportive, Christian community with small classroom sizes and engaged faculty members who care about you, your faith and your goals.
If you want to become a physical therapist and plan to pursue a graduate degree in physical therapy, Trevecca’s pre-physical therapy program was created for you. This program offers the classes you need to meet all the prerequisites for application to graduate school. The rigor of each class will challenge and equip you to meet the expectations of graduate school, and you’ll work closely with academic advisors who serve as mentors. They’ll help ensure that your coursework meets the specifications for your graduate school of choice.