Plan of Study
What are my options for majors if I am going into physical therapy or one of the allied health professions?
To be eligible to apply for a physical therapy or other allied health program, you will need an undergraduate degree in an academic area of your choice. You can complete a bachelor's degree in any area, however, students usually select a major where some of the prerequisite courses for entry into graduate school or postgraduate study can be completed.
Prerequisite course work must be completed in the following areas:
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
- General Physics
- General Chemistry
- General Biology
The most popular majors for entry into physical therapy or other allied health professions are Anthropology, Biology, Kinesiology/Pre-Physical Therapy, Kinesiology/Pre-Healthcare Professions and Psychology. To obtain information on the majors, contact the department, visit the department web page, or review the catalog.
B.S. in Kinesiology/Pre-Physical Therapy or Pre-Healthcare Professions
B.A. or B.S. in Anthropology/Biology
B.S. in Biology
B.A. in Psychology
Decide on a major as soon as possible! This will allow you to plan your schedule accordingly. Meet with an advisor in the department that you are majoring in and construct a plan of study which is quarter by quarter up through your prospective graduation quarter.
If you need help deciding on classes, or if you need any other information, contact Sherena Geariety (CV 102, 360-650-3055, Sherena.Geariety@wwu.edu) to make an appointment with an advisor.