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Pre-Physical Therapy, Natural Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Helping a senior citizen who has suffered an injury regain the ability to walk, working with a child who has disabilities, or helping an athlete get back the full range of motion in an injured arm are examples of the ways physical therapists change people’s lives. 

As a Pre-Physical Therapy, Natural Science major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you may benefit from an accelerated, three-year program; IUP has made special arrangements that could allow you to transfer credits from your first year at Gannon University Physical Therapy Program in Erie, Pa. to IUP to satisfy your senior-year graduation requirements.

Careers

With a BS in Natural Science preprofessional program degree, you know exactly what skills you will bring to corporate, private, or nonprofit organizations. But these professions may also lead to administrative and leadership opportunities:

  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical therapist
  • Podiatrist

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • At IUP, you’ll take a block of classes in biology, chemistry, and physics to prepare you for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. 
  • You’ll also take IUP classes in the humanities and social sciences. If you prefer to finish your bachelor’s degree in four years, there are other options and majors at IUP you may want to consider.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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:

    5.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    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

  • $25 Application Fee
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7916 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Indiana

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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