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Undergraduate Majors

Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

Psychology Prephysical Therapy Major (B.A.)

Major code BA4105

College of Arts and Sciences
Psychology Department
Porter Hall 200
Athens, OH 45701
Phone 740.593.1707
Fax 740.593.0579
psychology@ohio.edu
https://www.ohio.edu/cas/psychology

Susan Tice-Alicke, contact person
tices@ohio.edu

Program Overview

Ohio University offers a unique opportunity to the prospective physical therapist. Recognized for leadership in the development of preprofessional physical therapy curricula since the 1930s, the Biological Sciences Department and the Psychology Department work cooperatively with the School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences. The psychology prephysical therapy major (B.A.) provides students with a comprehensive understanding of psychology while providing students who want to become physical therapists with the necessary prerequisities to apply to physical therapy professional programs.

Admission  Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Graduates with a degree in psychology prephysical therapy are equipped with the necessary skills and academic knowledge to pursue a doctoral program in physical therapy. If students choose to pursue a career upon graduation, they are equipped for a diverse array of careers due to their academic program's emphasis on communication and critical and analytical thinking. Career opportunities range from work in the human services sector, such as counseling, crisis work, and performance enhancement; work in research, from social and market research to experimental psychology; and even work in the business sector, with positions in sales, public relations, and customer service. Potential employers of psychology graduates include, but are not limited to, the following: hospitals and healthcare providers; institutions of higher education; rehabilitation facilities; local, state, and national government agencies; social services and non-profit agencies; public and private K-12 schools; research organizations; service providers; etc.

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