Pre-Physical Therapy Psychology Degree
What does Walsh's Psychology Pre-Physical Therapy program entail?
Students interested in a career as a Physical Therapist major in psychology with the intent to pursue a graduate degree in Physical Therapy. This pre-professional major offers a strong background in behaviorally based techniques for interacting with clients and a solid foundation in science coursework for graduate studies.
Summer Prevost - Class of 2018
In the summer of 2017, I went to the Congo in Africa for a service trip at a Christian hospital that treats patients who can't afford medical care. I used the skills I learned at Walsh to assist the surgeons, physical therapists and nurses with whatever the patients needed. It was a really good experience for me both spiritually and professionally.
What makes Walsh's Psychology Pre-Physical Therapy program unique?
- Diverse Coursework. This major emphasizes core skills while engaging students in psychology and science coursework.
- Experienced Faculty. Our professors hold the doctorate degree and are competent researchers and practitioners.
- State of the Art Facilities. Walsh University houses laboratories equipped with the latest technologies giving our students "hands-on" experience with instruments and tools used in the field.
- Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). Walsh offers a first-class graduate program in physical therapy where eligible students may pursue a DPT.
Generally speaking, what courses will I need to take?
Pre-Physical Therapy programs require students to take a solid core of psychology, math and science courses including:
- Principles of Psychology
- Human Development Across the Lifespan
- Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Human Physiology
- Exercise Physiology
Our coursework meets prerequisites for Walsh University's Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT).