EOU offers all of the courses necessary for acceptance to most professional schools of physical therapy. During the student’s freshman and sophomore year, the student is encouraged to contact the professional schools which he or she desires to attend.
The student and the pre-professional physical therapy adviser will then plan the junior and senior years to fulfill all of the specific professional school prerequisite requirements. EOU students typically compete an undergraduate degree within one of the sciences, or a physical activity and health degree program, being accepted at a professional school. Prerequisite coursework typically includes one-year sequences of general biology with lab, general chemistry with lab, anatomy and physiology with lab, in addition to statistics, general psychology, English composition, humanities and social science courses.
Students are strongly encouraged to work closely with their pre-physical therapy adviser when selecting appropriate coursework. Admission to physical therapy schools is highly competitive based on scholastic standing.