Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Believe It: Students have a 95% first-time pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Examination.

  • Program Overview

    Physical Therapy

    If you are interested in restoring function, relieving pain and preventing disability for individuals of all ages, Gannon’s pre-physical therapy program can help you achieve your goals.

    As an undergraduate in Gannon’s physical therapy program you will be prepared for acceptance into Gannon’s doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program. With the guidance of an advisor, students select courses to fulfill prerequisites needed for Gannon’s DPT program. Gannon’s DPT curriculum is seven years in length with graduates completing an undergraduate degree in four years before completing three years of professional preparation.

    Although many physical therapists practice in a traditional hospital setting, the majority provide services in out-of-hospital settings such as home health agencies, nursing homes, public health agencies, school settings, private physical therapy clinics and a variety of other non-traditional settings.

    Program Options

    • Undergraduate Pre-Professional Option
    • 4+3 Gannon Doctor of Physical Therapy Option (additional admission requirements apply)
    • 3+3 Gannon Doctor of Physical Therapy Option (additional admission requirements apply)

    Liberal Studies Core

    The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.