Physical therapy is the promotion of optimum human health and function through the application of scientific principles to prevent, identify, correct or alleviate dysfunctions originating in anatomy. This program provides the student with a sound background in the basic sciences and mathematics necessary for admission to a physical therapy program. Admission to these programs is very competitive. Physical therapy programs look for students with high grade point averages, especially in the science and math courses. In addition, documented clinical experience is a prerequisite for admission to most programs.
Select one life science course and one physical science course from the list for Area D. One course must have a lab component. It is recommended that both courses have a lab for the Illinois teaching certificate.