Physical Therapy (Pre)

 

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Program Overview

This emphasis area, offered on our Scottsbluff campus, is designed to prepare students through basic background academic courses for entry into a school of physical therapy. The course of study is designed so that courses taken are applicable to other related programs.

Objectives

  • Provides an opportunity for students to become acquainted with the basic principles of physics, chemistry, and biology.
  • Provides an opportunity for students to learn the structure and function of the human body.
  • Instill in students a greater appreciation for the interactions of physical, chemical, and biological laws as they apply to the human body.

Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Science in Physical Therapy (Pre)

Career Opportunities The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2012, the median pay for Physical Therapists with a doctoral or professional degree was $79,860 per year. Growth in jobs in this field for the decade 2012-2022 was projected to be 36%, much faster than average. (bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physical-therapists.htm)

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