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.