Bachelor of Science Degree, Natural Sciences Major
See also Pre-Medicine and Pre-Pharmacy
Make a career out of helping others heal
Physical therapy is a fulfilling and rewarding career. Working with patients to overcome physical difficulties, physical therapists have a tremendous opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives by helping them heal from injuries or surgeries, prevent future injuries, alleviate pain, and increase their mobility to function normally.
To prepare for the competitive entrance requirements of physical therapy graduate schools, PCC students receive an excellent foundation both in science and in the practical aspects of patient care. A broad liberal arts education develops skills in decision making and communication. Bible-based classes equip students with a well-developed system of ethics to incorporate into their practice.
Students may choose to complete two physical therapy internships, comprising 80 documented hours observing a licensed physical therapist. With solid training and a strong biblical foundation, graduates excel both in graduate school and in the physical therapy career.
PCC prepared me to become a professional by helping me reach for a higher standard in every area of my life. PCC gave me a Christ-centered education and helped me become a motivated, disciplined, responsible, and moral individual. The faculty expected excellence in my studies—an excellence I know many of my graduate school peers were never held to.
—Rachel Z., DPT (’07 grad) Acute Care PT, St. Joseph’s Medical Center (Tacoma, WA); Inpatient Rehab Unit PT, St. Peter’s Hospital (Olympia, WA)
High School Preparation
Recommended high school preparation
for a pre-physical therapy emphasis
is 2 units of algebra and 1 unit
each of plane geometry, biology, and
Opportunities are available
to make up certain deficiencies. In
this case, time required to complete a
pre-physical therapy degree could be
expected to increase.
Recommended Course Sequence
Sophomore Course Sequence