The pre-physical therapy/occupational therapy emphasis contains basic pre-professional preparation for graduate work at institutions with physical therapy or occupational therapy programs. Completion of a graduate programs leads to licensure in physical therapy or occupational therapy.


  • You will learn about humans from several unique perspectives (i.e. physiological, biomechanical, motor behavioral) with an underlying theme of fitness and its benefits.
  • You will gain a foundation for pursuing professional careers in physical or occupational therapy.
  • Courses specifically address your career goals for a master's or doctoral degree.

Career opportunities

This major provides the basic pre-professional preparation for obtaining the master's or doctoral degree required to practice in the field of physical therapy or occupational therapy. Potential career paths include home health care services, nursing care facilities, offices of physicians or related medical fields, and medical or surgical hospitals.