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Pre-Physical Therapy (B.S.)

Pre-Physical Therapy (B.S.)

Overview

Move, Heal, Help and Strengthen

As ongoing advances in health care enhance the quality of life for all ages, there’s never been a better time to pursue a career in physical therapy (PT). 

Physical therapists play a key role in helping patients successfully recover from surgeries and procedures. They also facilitate in strengthening and healing muscles after an injury, thereby reducing the risk of a future incident or ongoing pain. Physical therapists function as vital members of the health care community as they educate patients on their conditions, promote their ability to move, reduce pain and disability and restore function. They also can prolong a patient’s wellness through preventative measures.  

Earning a bachelor’s in exercise science with a concentration in pre-physical therapy can lead to many diverse professional opportunities within the physical therapy profession. As students advance in their career, they can choose to specialize in the area of orthopedics, sports therapy, pediatrics, geriatrics or even neurological or cardiovascular physical therapy, depending on their interests. They can work in a variety of environments, such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, private offices, rehabilitation clinics, assisted living facilities, educational institutions, sports centers or home health agencies. 

Trevecca’s program includes coursework in core science classes, as well in topics such as nutrition; therapeutic modalities; exercise physiology; fitness assessment and prescription; therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation; sports medicine and more. The curriculum also requires each student to complete three unique practicum experiences in order to interact with therapists in various clinical settings and gain exposure in the field. The degree fully prepares students for graduate school and its prerequisite requirements.

Overview

Move, Heal, Help and Strengthen

As ongoing advances in health care enhance the quality of life for all ages, there’s never been a better time to pursue a career in physical therapy (PT). 

Physical therapists play a key role in helping patients successfully recover from surgeries and procedures. They also facilitate in strengthening and healing muscles after an injury, thereby reducing the risk of a future incident or ongoing pain. Physical therapists function as vital members of the health care community as they educate patients on their conditions, promote their ability to move, reduce pain and disability and restore function. They also can prolong a patient’s wellness through preventative measures.  

Earning a bachelor’s in exercise science with a concentration in pre-physical therapy can lead to many diverse professional opportunities within the physical therapy profession. As students advance in their career, they can choose to specialize in the area of orthopedics, sports therapy, pediatrics, geriatrics or even neurological or cardiovascular physical therapy, depending on their interests. They can work in a variety of environments, such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, private offices, rehabilitation clinics, assisted living facilities, educational institutions, sports centers or home health agencies. 

Trevecca’s program includes coursework in core science classes, as well in topics such as nutrition; therapeutic modalities; exercise physiology; fitness assessment and prescription; therapeutic exercise and rehabilitation; sports medicine and more. The curriculum also requires each student to complete three unique practicum experiences in order to interact with therapists in various clinical settings and gain exposure in the field. The degree fully prepares students for graduate school and its prerequisite requirements.