Program Facts

  • GU Pre-Physical Therapy Facts

    • Gannon undergraduate physical therapy students may choose from an array of academic majors including: biology, business administration, chemistry, mathematics, nursing, psychology, science, sport and exercise science and undecided health science.
    • Seventy-five percent of the seats in Gannon’s doctor of physical therapy program are reserved for Gannon undergraduate physical therapy students.
    • Gannon’s undergraduate physical therapy program prepares students for admission to any accredited physical therapy school in the country, including Gannon’s doctor of physical therapy program.

    Major Facts

    • The job opportunities for physical therapists remain abundant. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, jobs are expected to continue growing.
    • The average annual starting salary for a physical therapist is $60,000.

    About the Program

    • Gannon’s physical therapy program is housed in the Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences.
    • Gannon offers a wide range of allied health programs, and students have the opportunity to interact with students from nursing, occupational therapy, physician assistant, respiratory care and others.
    • One of the attributes that makes the Gannon DPT program unique among physical therapy educational programs is our addition to the curriculum of a five-credit Community Health Initiative course sequence.
    • This course sequence seeks to improve students’ skills in health promotion and develop their professional role as educators, advocates and consultants working with community organizations.