Pre Physical Therapy


Pre-Health Professions Advising

The most common path followed by Loras students who are interested in becoming a Physical Therapist is to take the courses required for a Sports Science major on the PT track as described in the Loras College Undergraduate Bulletin . A strong science background is needed as well as over 1000 hours of patient and modality contact experience as a PT Aide in a Physical Therapy clinic. Some students who are in majors in Athletic Training or Biology have been successful in gaining admission as well.

Critical Factors for Admission:

  • Though competition is heavy for limited numbers of seats in PT programs, Loras has placed 1-5 students in various PT programs in the Midwest each year for the last 8 years.
  • Though jobs for new PT graduates were hard to find 4-5 years ago, currently (2004) there are openings for new PTs in many areas across the country.
  • Most applicants are required to take the general GRE exam as part of the application process.
  • More info on PT as a profession can be seen at www.apta.org

Email Dr. Davis with your questions

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