The Bachelor of Science in Biology (Pre-Physical Therapy) is designed to prepare students for admission to each of the six professional physical therapy programs in Michigan. These programs generally take three to four years to complete, at which time a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree is obtained. Candidates for admission into a professional physical therapy program must obtain high grades in their preparatory coursework, and they must also complete a minimum number of hours of documented observational or work experience in a physical therapy setting.
The requirements of the Pre-Physical Therapy program are based on the general requirements of the Bachelor of Science in Biology, specifically adjusted for pre-physical therapy students. Coursework in anatomy and physiology, genetics, pathophysiology, exercise physiology, inorganic and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, physics, psychology, and sociology prepares students for admission into professional programs and for future success in the field.