Cornell offers a pre-professional advising program to assist students who want to enjoy the benefits of a liberal arts curriculum while preparing for admission to graduate school in the field of Physical Therapy. After receiving a degree from Cornell, students may enter a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Cornell can help you to be a competitive candidate and succeed in PT school. The general coursework prerequisites for physical therapy programs are similar to other pre-health programs with a greater emphasis in human anatomy and physiology. The GRE (Graduate Record Examination), as well as clinical experience are both required for acceptance into these programs. Many Cornell students interested in physical therapy double major in Kinesiology and Psychology or Biology and Psychology.
In general, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs require the following coursework from Cornell students:
Some graduate programs may require math and social science courses not listed above. The Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) is a resource for identifying these possible requirements.
Additional information regarding preparation for entrance into a Physical Therapy program can be found on the Dimensions website or by consulting Pre-Physical Therapy advisor, Kristi Meyer, DPT.