Millikin's pre-physical therapy program prepares students for the physical therapy clinical work that they will complete elsewhere. Most clinical programs require that the student earn the bachelor's degree before transferring to a master's degree program in physical or occupational therapy.
Most accredited schools of physical therapy require a GPA of 3.5 for admission. These programs are quite competitive and may favor students in the four-year program. Students should complete all University-wide general education requirements at Millikin.
For specific course requirements, consult the appropriate plan of study. Specific courses in the natural sciences, behavioral sciences, and mathematics are required.
- The American Physical Therapy Association
- The International Society of Educators in Physiotherapy
- PubMed: A search engine for all of medicine
Sample Plan of Study
This plan of study shows the types of courses you might take as a student in this major. This is presented simply to provide a realistic preview of your coursework. Once you enroll at Millikin, a faculty advisor will guide you through the process of selecting courses that will help you graduate on-time from this program. While this sample demonstrates a plan of study that covers eight semesters, each student’s academic path is unique and your timeline may look different.
Introductory Chemistry Lab I
Critical Reading and Writing I
Essentials of Organic and Biochemistry with Lab
Critical Reading and Writing II
US Cultural Studies
Introductory Chemistry Lab II
General Inorganic Chemistry
US Structural Studies
International Cultures and Structures I
College Physics I
Physics Lab I
Biology Content Category
International Cultures and Structures II
College Physics II
Physics Lab II
Introduction to Psychopathology