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Pre-Physical Therapy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Dayton, OH, United States
Through the pre-physical therapy program, you will prepare for a career in healing and rehabilitation through hands-on experience, rigorous coursework and community engagement. Our program will enhance your knowledge, skills and leadership abilities, optimizing your chances for admission to a Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate program of your choice.
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  • To meet the needs of this fast-growing and broad profession, the pre-physical therapy program is interdisciplinary and includes courses in exercise science, premedicine and biology.
  • As a pre-physical therapy major, you will receive extensive hands-on training in physical therapy environments in the Dayton area and beyond. Observation hours allow you to see how physical therapy is used in various settings, including stroke rehabilitation, burn therapy units, cardiac rehabilitation, orthopedics and children’s programs. Under the supervision of licensed physical therapists and other health care professionals, you will gain useful insight into career opportunities.
  • Health and wellness are not just areas of study — they are a way of life. As a health and sport science major at the University of Dayton, you'll prepare for a career in exercise science, dietetics, physical activity, sports or physical therapy while learning how to build healthy communities through research, teamwork and critical reflection. Essential to your curriculum — and your development — you'll also engage with your community, interact with others and gain professional expertise through valuable real-world, hands-on experiences with professionals in the field.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    123 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • HSS 101Introduction to the University Experience
  • HSS 114Introduction to Physical Therapy
  • HSS 121Fitness for Life2
  • HSS 220Adapted Physical Activity
  • HSS 275History of Physical Education & Sport (Satisfies CAP Adv Study in HST and Diversity and Social Justice)
  • HSS 295Nutrition & Health (Satisfies CAP Integrative)
  • HSS 335Introduction to Athletic Training
  • HSS 345Medical Evaluation & Terminology
  • HSS 405Tests & Measurements in Sport Science
  • HSS 428Research in Sport and Health Sciences (Satisfies CAP Capstone)
  • HSS 465Physical Therapy Seminar
  • MTH 148Introductory Calculus I
  • MTH 207Introduction to Statistics (Satisfies CAP Mathematics)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Undergraduate International AdmissionInternational students applying for first-year or transfer admission to the University of Dayton must submit the following documents:
  • Application, including the essay. International students may complete either the Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship or the Common Application. There is no application fee.
  • Letter of recommendation.
  • Official copy of secondary transcripts (in language of original issue) of all previously attended secondary schools, including dates of attendance, all subjects studied, grades earned and marks achieved on examinations; any transcripts not issued in English should be accompanied by a certified English translation.
  • TOEFL score (or equivalent).
  • F-1 and J-1 students must provide a letter of financial support and a bank statement showing sufficient funds to cover the first year of study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39090 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39090 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dayton

  • 880 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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