Re-entry & Resiliency Plan (updated 3/1/21)
The Bachelor of Science in Pre-Physical Therapy from Carlow University will prepare you for graduate-level studies or to work in the health care field. You will gain hands-on experience; learn the skills needed to become a compassionate, responsible, ethical leader; develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills to provide the best in patient care; and learn to work as part of a team.
The Pre-Physical Therapy major is intended to be completed in three years, though you can opt to finish it in four. Upon completion, you will meet the curricular prerequisites for Carlow’s graduate-level Health Sciences programs, as well as most health science programs around the country.
Bachelor of Science
On campus, some online
You will take 16 credits in the fall, 17 in the spring and 9 in the summer, with summer classes being offered completely online. You will gain hands-on experience with practicums, labs and internships.
First-year courses include Introduction to Health Professions, Foundations in Organismal Biology and General Chemistry I. Second-year courses include Introduction to Psychology, Quantitative Reasoning, Communication, Personal to Professional, and Global Health (Service Learning/ Ethics/Social Responsibility). Third-year courses include General Physics I, Pathology for Rehabilitation, Cognitive Psychology, and Communication and Health Care.
With a bachelor’s in Pre-Physical Therapy from Carlow University, you will be ready to pivot into graduate-level studies to become a physical therapist or move elsewhere in the healthcare world.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate for physical therapists is expected to increase 18% over the next 10 years, largely driven by the medical needs of an older population.
Fall, Spring & Summer