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Pre-Physical Therapy

What You’ll Study

Are you curious about how the body works – how to strengthen it or how to help the body adapt post-injury or surgery? At Queens, you bring the passion, and we equip you with an exceptional foundation in the sciences and the liberal arts that contributes to becoming a compassionate physical therapist. Our classes also prepare students like you to enter graduate or other professional schools or to gain entry-level employment in their chosen field. Smaller classes will also enhance your learning experience and discussion with classmates. 

Students in pre-professional programs receive specialized faculty advising on the path to physical therapy school. Curious about what extracurriculars look best on an application or need feedback on application materials? Your faculty advisor will guide you throughout your journey at Queens, making sure you take the right classes you need to apply to the school of your choice. 

How Can You Use This Degree?

Students who want to become physical therapists will have to complete a doctoral degree and become licensed. Physical therapists work in a variety of settings: 

  • Hospitals 
  • Patients’ homes 
  • Rehabilitation clinics 
  • K-12 schools 
  • Skilled nursing facilities 
  • Sports medicine centers 

Highlighted Courses

  • Anatomy & Physiology (BIO 213) 
  • Exercise and Sport Physiology (KIN 314) 
  • General Psychology (PSY 101) 
  • Interfaith Competencies for Health Professions (IDS 300) 

Program Contact

Patricia Koplas, Ph.D., PT

Professor and Chair, Biology & Chemistry Department
Pre-Health and Pre-Vet Advisor