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:

  • Psychology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • General Physics
  • General Chemistry
  • General Biology
  • Statistics

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.

Page Updated 06.10.2014