Healthcare that helps to improve or restore mobility, relieve pain and reduce the need for surgery and prescription drugs

Physical therapists diagnose and treat individuals of all ages who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives. Learn more about the classes and the national exam you need to prepare for a physical therapy school or college. Also learn information about physical therapy schools and general information about physical therapy.

What classes do I need to take?

The prerequisites vary among the different Physical Therapy (PT) graduate programs. Learn the requirements of your respective program. You can find a list of all programs at the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) Programs Directory.

Most common required courses for most PT programs.

What is the national standardized test?

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is the test required by most PT schools/programs.

What else should I know?

More information, such as what you should major in at UM-Dearborn and what else you can do to prepare for the PT profession, can be found in our FAQ section.

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