Pre-Physical Therapy - Clarks Summit University

Pre-Physical Therapy (Bachelor of Science)

Our sports and health science programs, including the Pre-Athletic Training and Pre-Physical Therapy majors, will prepare you for health science-specific graduate programs. Your classes and experiences will prepare you to excel in master’s degree and then doctoral programs in physical therapy or another medical field.

The advantage of completing your undergraduate degree at CSU before going to graduate school is that you will be grounded in your faith, learning about the sciences from a distinctly biblical worldview. As you move into further study, your foundation in Bible study and focus on serving others will help you navigate higher education as you prepare for a career. The education you receive at CSU is quality preparation for graduate school—and for life.

Help others be well.

You love fitness and wellness, and you have a heart for helping people. You find the human body intriguing and are amazed by the science of biology and anatomy. Maybe you have been helped by an experienced physical therapist, and you want help others use their bodies well. Get the expertise you need to impact others through the life sciences.

Quick facts about CSU’s Pre-Physical Therapy Program

  • 124 Credits
  • Leave CSU prepared for further education and certification in your field of interest
  • 10 credits of experiential learning practicum classes allow you to observe and gain more than 200 hours of experience in your preferred field

You will Learn to…

  • Lead individuals in training and nutrition program development
  • Prevent, analyze and care for activity and sports-related injuries
  • Distinguish between health/wellness facts and fiction
  • Interact with others in a professional manner

You Could be a…

  • Graduate Student in a physical therapy or other health sciences program
  • Community Health Worker
  • Wellness Coach
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical Therapist*
  • Chiropractor*
  • Physician Assistant*
  • Nurse*
  • Nutritionist*

*with further education

You will Leave Clarks Summit University with…

  • Strong foundations of human anatomy and physiology
  • Valuable hands-on experience in your field
  • Excellent preparation for further education
  • Biblically sound philosophies of exercise and health

Courses Include…

  • Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • Kinesiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Physics
  • Exercise and Nutrition
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chemistry
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