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Pre-Physical Therapy

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Pre-Physical Therapy

In a fallen world where pain and suffering are an everyday reality for many people, the healing professions provide an avenue of faithful service to the Healer and Redeemer of all things. Covenant's core education and science coursework provides students called to physical therapy with the essential foundations for doctoral programs in physical therapy. The health professions concentration of the biology major will fulfill key science prerequisites for physical therapy schools.

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Program Overview

Students interested in pursuing a calling in physical therapy primarily need to show strong academic performance as they fulfill prerequisite coursework that is required for admission into physical therapy schools. While most students at Covenant complete this prerequisite coursework in the health professions concentration of the biology major, a student in any academic major (with careful planning and advising) can successfully complete prerequisite pre-physical therapy coursework as electives outside their chosen major.

Graduate Outcomes

Our graduates have gone on to complete doctoral degrees at well known universities around the country and enter positions in hospitals working with patients of all ages.

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Emory University
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Southern California
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Florida
  • In-patient Physical Therapy Supervisor, Siskin Hospital, Chattanooga, TN
  • Physical Therapist Pelvic Health, Jacksonville Physical Therapy, Jacksonville, OR
  • MissionChildren's Health, Ashville, NC
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We take God's work in biology seriously, the things that He’s brought into being, and the way that He’s blessed us as embodied image bearers. The Lord has gathered together a group of professors who love to teach about the amazing things they’ve learned in the biological world. We want to draw you in, to guide you in your own study of biology.
Dr. Tim Morris

Professor of Biology

Programs & Features

  • General Biology I and II
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • General Chemistry I and II
  • College Physics I and II
  • General Psychology
  • Statistics

As upper level electives, many of our pre-physical therapy students take our courses in Exercise Physiology and/or Kinesiology.

This experience helps students to discern whether they are truly well-suited for a career in physical therapy and also provides an advantage in the admissions process for physical therapy school.

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