Pre-Physical Therapy: Biology Track
Physical therapists play an important role in healthcare, helping to restore mobility to their patients, and teaching people how to manage their physical issues to maintain long-term health benefits. With an aging population, the demand for physical therapists is expected to rise rapidly in the next decade.
If you’re interested in becoming a physical therapist, you should consider the pre-physical therapy track at UNI.
It is important to keep in mind that the pre-physical therapy track is not an academic major; rather, it’s a suggested program of study that prepares students to apply to professional school upon completing their undergraduate degree.
Pre-physical therapy students may choose a major in any area. Our BA Biology: Biomedical major is an excellent choice – designed to keep pre-health students on track to meet the most common requirements for a variety of graduate level health programs. Likewise, our BA Biology major allows pre-physical therapy students to meet the most common requirements for physical therapy programs as part of the degree requirements – creating an efficient pathway to prepare for a physical therapy program.
Employment of physical therapists is projected to grow 21% from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.
UNI Biology is a member of the NAAHP (National Association of Advisors for Health Professions), allowing access to resources that benefit students studying in a healthcare field
Pre-Physical Therapy Club
Our department’s Pre-Physical Therapy Club connects students with physical therapy school representatives and professionals in the field, while helping prepare them for physical therapy school admission exams.
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Department of Biology
University of Northern Iowa
144 McCollum Science Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0421
Phone: (319) 273-2010
Why study pre-physical therapy at UNI?
Throughout my time at UNI, the hands-on learning provided by UNI's biology department prepared me well for my future career in physical therapy. The relationships I developed with my biology professors were impactful and made me want to learn more. I can't say enough about the professors and how much they clearly cared about me!
Hunter Orthmann, UNI Biology graduate