Pre-Physical Therapy Program Highlights
McNeese’s Bachelor of Science degree program in kinesiology, with a concentration in pre-physical therapy, is designed to fulfill prerequisite and recommended course work from some of the best physical therapy schools in the U.S. By majoring in pre-physical therapy at McNeese, you will receive hands-on training and work with top-of-the-line equipment to prepare for your career as a physical therapist.
A foundational degree in health care
The pre-physical therapy program is one of several concentrations in the H.C. Drew School of Kinesiology. With a focus on the function and performance of the human body, the bachelor’s degree program prepares you to help patients regain their physical strength and relearn basic bodily movements. Explore a range of topics, including exercise physiology, therapeutic rehabilitation and lower and upper extremity evaluation.
At a Glance
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Degree Program: Kinesiology
Program Length: 4 years (120 credit hours)
Availability: in person
What Can You Do With a Pre-Physical Therapy Degree?
The pre-physical therapy program in kinesiology prepares you for the master’s degree program at McNeese or professional school. With a graduate degree, most physical therapists work for clinics, hospitals, home health care service providers or nursing and residential care facilities.
Graduate Schools or Programs
- Master of Science in Exercise Physiology
- Master of Science in Physical Therapy
- Master of Science in Exercise Science
Potential Job Titles or Employers
- Partners in Physical Therapy
- Ochsner Health System
- The Therapy Center
- Advance Rehabilitation
- Delta Healthcare Providers
- CHRISTUS Health
- Nova Medical Center
- Parkland Hospital
- Coastal Physical Therapy
A new, $40 million, 145,000-square-foot facility
houses athletics and academics on campus, including volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball and the H.C. Drew School of Kinesiology programs. The Legacy Center also allows McNeese to offer lab settings, internship opportunities and address new requirements for professional schools and careers.
Join one or more of the student clubs and organizations on campus related to this major, including:
- The Physical Medicine Society is the department’s largest sponsored club
- Power Lifting Club participates in competitions throughout Southwest Louisiana
- U.S Men’s, Women’s and Co-Recreational Club Volleyball and Soccer teams travel across Louisiana to play other college club teams.
A bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, with a concentration in pre-physical therapy, prepares you for professional school. Courses are designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to complete certification exams in your profession.
Programs Related to the Bachelor’s in Pre-Physical Therapy
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