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Bachelor of Science in
Pre-Physical Therapy


Program Overview

Admission to medical, dental and most other health profession schools in the United States is very selective. Only students with excellent grades and admission test scores, knowledge of their health profession and in most cases, health care experience are being admitted. 

Oral Roberts University’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Pre-Physical Therapy is a residential program that will equip you to enter the world of physical therapy. You will engage in a general set of courses based on the admission requirements of several representative schools in your field.

The ORU majors best suited for students interested in pre-physical therapy include biology with a health professions concentration or biomedical chemistry. It is recommended that a catalog be obtained from each school being considered for professional degree application to determine the exact requirements. This allows for inclusion of the appropriate courses in an ORU program and facilitates a judicious transfer from ORU to the professional program. In pursuing all pre-professional degree ORU stresses the importance of maintaining close contact with the program advisor for optimal success.

What can I do with a degree from ORU in Physical Therapy?

  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Pediatric Specialty
  • Private Therapy
  • Geriatric Health Care
  • Developmental Disorder Therapist
  • Psychiatric Hospitals
  • And More!

What are some of the core experiences of this program?

  • Medical Seminar
  • Performance Ensembles
  • Child Psychology
  • Therapy & Clinical: Developmental
  • Therapy & Clinical: Geriatric
  • Therapy & Clinical: Psychiatric
  • Therapy & Clinical: Med/Rehab
  • Medical Missions

What makes ORU’s Physical Therapy program stand out?

Shadowing opportunities are available for physician, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant, occupational therapist, physical therapist and more.

Each year ORU sends out several teams with a distinctive medical mission. Experience medical missions with a body, mind and spirit emphasis while pursuing your calling at ORU!

What about accreditation? 

As a university, we meet the highest accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) 

Are there scholarships available? 

Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Leader Scholarship.

Alpha Epsilon Delta is also the National Pre-Health Professions Honors Society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in pre-professional health scholarship, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and many others. This society welcomes all engaged in the pursuit of a healthcare career. To learn more about financial aid, click here.

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