Biology/Pre–Physical Therapy Concentration

General Information

The Bachelor of Science in Biology/Pre–Physical Therapy Concentration is designed to prepare students for admission to each of the six professional physical therapy programs in Michigan. These programs generally take three to four years to complete, at which time a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree is obtained. Candidates for admission into a professional physical therapy program must obtain high grades in their preparatory coursework, and they must also complete a minimum number of hours of documented observational or work experience in a physical therapy setting.

Career Opportunities

Physical therapists are in high demand and play a key role in helping patients gain mobility and strength after surgery or accident trauma. The future for physical therapists is very bright. With people living longer, joint replacement surgery has become very common and with it the need for compassionate and well-trained physical therapists.

Admission Requirements

First-year student admission is open to high school graduates (or equivalent) who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with educational backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of study. High school courses and grade point average, ACT composite score, and ACT reading and mathematics subscores will be considered in the admission and placement process. Transfer students must have at least 12 credits at the time of application with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA including an English and mathematics course, or they must provide their high school records and ACT scores for admission review.

More Information

Lead Advisor: Dr. Daisy Daubert
Phone: (231) 591-2554
Email: DaisyDaubert@ferris.edu

Professional Advisor: Kim Ducat
Phone: (231) 591-2745
Email:  

Professional Advisor: Jenice Winowiecki
Phone: (231) 591-2555
Email: JeniceWinowieckiHansen@ferris.edu

Biology/Pre–Physical Therapy Concentration: Ferris State University Course Catalog