Physical therapists are licensed medical professionals who provide
care in a variety of settings. All
physical therapists must hold a degree from an accredited graduate program and
have passed the national licensure exam.
To gain acceptance to a graduate program, students must complete a
4-year degree (any major) as well as all prerequisite courses required by the
school of choice.
Like many universities, the pre-physical Therapy program at Ball
State University is not a major or degree program. A student can fulfill the graduate school
prerequisites while completing any of our majors. However, most students accomplish this by
completing the pre-physical therapy track in the exercise science program.
For more information about pre-physical therapy or the exercise science major, contact Tonya R. Skalon. To learn more about being a physical
therapist or a physical therapist assistant, visit the American Physical Therapy Association.