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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 residential Pre-Physical Therapy concentration in the Health and Exercise Science program will equip you to enter a graduate professional program in physical therapy. You will engage in required prerequisite courses designed to prepare you for application to the Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate programs.

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 the Pre-Physical Therapy Program?

  • Qualify for further study in graduate professional school
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Hospital Based Wellness Programs
  • Geriatric Health Care
  • Corporate Fitness Manager
  • And More!

What are some of the core experiences of this program?

  • Human Anatomy Lecture/Lab
  • Biology Lecture/Lab
  • Chemistry Lecture/Lab
  • Human Physiology Lecture/Lab
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Kinesiology and Biomechanics

What makes ORU’s Physical Therapy program stand out?

There are numerous shadowing opportunities available and a required internship for the Pre-Physical Therapy concentration in the Health and Exercise Science major.

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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