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Exercise Physiology Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration

The exercise physiology program at Ohio University prepares students for careers in health and fitness, clinical diagnostics, rehabilitation, and performance settings. This program also prepares students to pursue advanced degrees in exercise physiology and other health-related disciplines such as physical therapy.

The Exercise Physiology Pre-Physical Therapy concentration (BS8171) provides students a solid background in the life sciences as well as applied exercise sciences and can prepare students interested in a Doctor of Physical Therapy program.  

The concentration is designed to meet the prerequisites of the physical therapy program at Ohio University and most other institutions. (Note: there are no uniform requirements for physical therapy programs.) Students interested in applying to a particular physical therapy graduate program should consult that program’s catalog or website for exact prerequisites and work with their academic advisor.

Featured Courses for the Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration

This concentration requires three additional courses for a total of nine additional credit hours in addition to the B.S. in Exercise Physiology and is manageable with students enrolled in 13-18 credit hours over eight semesters.

  • HLTH 2300 - Medical Terminology Credit Hours: 3
  • PSY 2710 - Psychopathology Credit Hours: 3
  • PSY 2410 - Child and Adolescent Psychology Credit Hours: 3
    or PSY 3420 - Psychology of Adulthood and Aging Credit Hours: 3

See degree requirements for the Exercise Physiology degree and the Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration in the official Academic Catalog.

About OHIO's Physical Therapy Early Assurance Program

Ohio University’s Physical Therapy program selects a number of competitive high school seniors to participate in Ohio University’s Physical Therapy Early Assurance Program

Admittance into this program grants conditional acceptance to exceptional Ohio University Pre-Physical Therapy students. The graduate school application fee will be waived for accepted applicants.

Additionally, students accepted into the EAP will benefit from specialized advising, mentorship from current physical therapy students, and opportunities to participate in service learning.

Early Assurance Program Requirements

About OHIO's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Ohio University's College of Health Sciences and Professions offers a top-ranked Doctor or Physical Therapy program. Our first-time pass rate on the NPTE is consistently among the top 5-10% of programs.

The Ohio University Physical Therapy program takes pride in our comprehensive 3-year doctoral curriculum that provides the depth and breadth of preparation for you to excel as a clinician.

Doctor of Physical Therapy