Program Highlights

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.

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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.

Sample Plan of Study
Semester 1 Ecology and Evolution with Lab
General Chemistry
Introductory Chemistry Lab I
University Seminar
Critical Reading and Writing I
Semester 2 Diversity of Life with Lab
Essentials of Organic and Biochemistry with Lab
Critical Reading and Writing II
Introductory Psychology
Semester 3 Anatomy and Physiology I
Public Speaking
College Algebra
Lifespan Development
US Cultural Studies
Semester 4 Anatomy and Physiology II
Introductory Chemistry Lab II
General Inorganic Chemistry
US Structural Studies
Semester 5 Analysis of Biological Data
International Cultures and Structures I
Global Studies
College Physics I
Physics Lab I
Semester 6 Molecular and Cell Biology & Lab
Biology Content Category
International Cultures and Structures II
College Physics II
Physics Lab II
Semester 7 Biology Content Category
Senior Seminar
Medical Terminology
Semester 8 Senior Seminar
Introduction to Psychopathology
Fine Arts


Pre-Professional Program - Pre-Physical Therapy