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Pre-Athletic Training, Pre-Physical Therapy

Receive personalized guidance from an advisor as you prepare for graduate professional study in healthcare's top fields.

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Physical Therapy and Athletic Training are fast-growing fields, and as highly qualified healthcare professionals are essential in nurturing a patient's physical well-being and putting them on a path to recovery after injury.

As the healthcare sphere continues to expand rapidly, so does the need for qualified workers. The pre-professional tracks in Athletic Training and Physical Therapy serve the pre-professional needs of students in meeting this growing demand. The university’s strength as a liberal arts institution, combined with practical experience through internships in a variety of clinical settings, will help cultivate students for a fulfilling career as a healthcare professional.

Prepare for a graduate degree

Both the pre-athletic training and pre-physical therapy options of the exercise science major is tailored to fulfill the prerequisites needed for admission into related advanced degree programs. The curriculum provides a strong general liberal arts education with a sound foundation in biological, chemical, physical, and social sciences. You’ll also be introduced to current literature and topics in health sciences and take courses that blend lecture and laboratory work in injury evaluation and rehabilitation.

Gain hands-on experience

You will have the opportunity to gain practical clinical experience through internships in a variety of clinical settings. Prior to that, you’ll gain hands-on experiences in your coursework beginning in your first year of undergraduate study. We’ll also connect you to science-focused events in the community that let you share and apply what you’ve learned while pursuing a path tailored toward helping others.

Work with a dedicated advisor

You’ll work with an advisor who is an expert in the field of physical therapy. He or she will help you select the appropriate Waynesburg University courses, find internships, and apply for admission to the professional school program of your choice.

Learn in state-of-the-art facilities

Stewart Hall, the academic building that will host most of your biology, environmental science, and marine biology core classes, has recently undergone extensive interior and exterior renovations to provide advanced technology and tools to Waynesburg University students. 

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View the academic catalog to further explore the curriculum.