Undergraduate - Pre-Physical Therapy Program

  • Gannon's undergraduate Pre-Physical Therapy Program prepares students for acceptance into Gannon's graduate Doctor of Physical Therapy program.  With the guidance of a physical therapy advisor, the student selects courses to fulfill prerequisites specific to the graduate professional program.

    • Completion of the undergraduate degree with required prerequisite courses qualifies the graduate for application to many physical therapy programs throughout the country. 
    • Seventy-five percent of the seats in Gannon's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program are reserved for "qualified" Gannon graduates.
    • The professional-level education for physical therapists is only offered at the graduate level (doctorate degree), regardless of the institution offering the program. 
    • Pre-physical therapy students must choose a major for their undergraduate course of study at Gannon. The choice of a major will depend upon the student's personal interest.   The most commonly chosen are:
      • Biology
      • Business Administration
      • Chemistry
      • Mathematics
      • Psychology
      • Science
      • Sport and Exercise Science
      • Undecided Health Science
    • During the undergraduate application process, students select the Pre-Physical Therapy Program in addition to their major.  Students must meet minimum qualifications, based on high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores, and then may select the pre-physical therapy track which is available to them.