Jennifer Slawta, AdvisorHealth and Physical EducationMcNeal Bldg 146
Professional schools of physical therapy generally require three to four years of preprofessional college work before admitting a student to the technical portion of training. After completing preprofessional work, students spend eighteen months to three years in the technical portion of the program at one of the approximately 110 professional schools in the United States. Admission to professional schools is competitive, and completion of the preprofessional program does not guarantee acceptance.
SOU offers the necessary coursework and practical experience for students to meet the prerequisites of any professional school of physical therapy in the United States.
Approximately 20 percent of SOU students who enter professional physical therapy schools have three years of preprofessional study, and 80 percent complete a bachelor’s degree (usually interdisciplinary) before entering a professional school of physical therapy.