Aurora University

Physical Therapy (Pre)

Why add the pre-physical therapy track to your major at AU?

Are you interested in becoming a physical therapist or occupational therapist? This add-on track will prepare you to enter advanced programs at other universities. You can easily add the program to a major in exercise science. Then you can immediately further your studies in a doctoral program before entering the workforce.

Curriculum Highlights

    • Anatomy
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Medical terminology
    • Physics
    • Psychology
Experiential learning

Experiential learning

You will spend extensive time in our state-of-the-art exercise science lab as an exercise science major. Additionally, you will take a 200-hour internship where you will work at a variety of physical therapy facilities. This will help you network and gain the required observation hours for application to Doctor of Physical Therapy programs.

Career opportunities

  • Government agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Research centers
  • Schools

Prepare for your future

The pre-physical therapy program will equip you with the skills doctoral programs value most: communicating your ideas, analyzing a problem, and working with others to find a solution. In a market that’s evolving faster than ever, you'll have the knowledge and tools to succeed.