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Whitworth University Pre-Physical Therapy
Whitworth has a history of successfully preparing students for professional
study in physical therapy. Graduates have trained in programs at Mayo
Clinic, University of Washington, University of Indiana and Eastern Washington
University. Whitworth's science departments offer the full range of courses
required for entrance into most physical therapy graduate programs. In
addition, Whitworth's rigorous liberal arts education gives students a
broad knowledge base including analytic, critical thinking and communication
skills that the American Physical Therapy Association specifically recommends
for preparing students to thrive in graduate school and in later careers.
Whitworth does not offer a Physical Therapy degree, but instead prepares
students for application into professional programs of their choice. As
of 2002, all accredited Physical Therapy programs are post-baccalaureate.
Although students are required to meet prerequisites for their prospective
Physical Therapy schools the selection of a major should reflect the individual
Mike Ediger, D.H.Sc., of the Whitworth Health Sciences Department, advises students preparing for professional physical therapy schools. He may be reached by telephone at 509.777.4624 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.