Bachelor of Science in Allied Health: Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy Graceland University
The Pre-Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy track prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in graduate school. While graduate schools have specific prerequisites, Graceland students will be well-prepared for the next level of education. Physical and occupational therapists work with patients of all ages to care for their chronic conditions, illnesses, and injuries and help them maintain the skills needed for daily living and working.
Pre-Physical/Occupational therapy is one of three tracks available under the Allied Health major. In order to complete this program, you must complete both the core requirements for the Allied Health major and the Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy track requirements.
Core Requirements (advanced tracks require additional coursework as indicated below):
- ATHT2500 Medical Terminology – 2
- ATHT3100 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries – 4
- HLTH1100 First Aid – 1
- HLTH2560 Nutrition – 3
- HMSC3200 Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice – 3
- MATH1370 Statistics for Sciences* – 3
- PHED1500 Introduction to Kinesiology – 3
- PHED1600 Corrective Exercise – 3
- PHED2120 Motor Learning – 3
- PHED2260 Introduction to Performance Training – 3
- PHED3340 Biomechanics – 3
- PHED4360 Physiology of Exercise – 3
- PHED4725 Practicum of Clinical Assessment or PHED4726 Practicum of Human Performance – 3
- PHED4750 Allied Health Capstone – 3
- PSYC1300 Introductory Psychology* – 3
Allied Health: Pre-PT/OT Track
The Allied Health track in Pre-PT/OT is intended for students seeking to pursue advanced or professional degrees in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy. Note that programs vary on required hours in various disciplines, so students should work with their academic advisors to determine the correct coursework to meet the entrance requirements of specific programs.
Additional required courses for Allied Health Concentration in Pre-PT/OT
- BIOL1500 Biology I with Lab – 4
- BIOL1520 Biology II with Lab – 4
- BIOL3420 Human Anatomy with Lab – 4
- BIOL3440 Human Physiology with Lab – 4
- CHEM1410 General Chemistry I Workshop* – 4
- CHEM1420 General Chemistry II Workshop – 4
- PHYS1410 Elements of Physics I with Lab – 4
- PHYS1420 Elements of Physics II with Lab – 4
- PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology – 3
A Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy major can help to prepare you for a career as a:
- Physical therapist
- Occupational therapist
- Medical and Health Services Manager
- Recreational Therapist
- and many other exciting fields.
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