Sep 30, 2023  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Physical Therapy

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Physical therapists work with people who are disabled by illness or accident or born with a handicap. Practitioners evaluate each patient’s ability, disability, and potential for recovery. The most common areas of disorder include: neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, sensory motor, and related cardiovascular and respiratory functions. Students pursuing the physical therapy area of concentration must complete a bachelor’s degree at UMBC. While no particular major is required, they must complete a certain selection of courses. The Office for Academic and Pre-Professional Advising can assist students interested in pursuing the pre-physical therapy curriculum.

Physical Therapy Requirements and UMBC Equivalent Courses

Total: 120 Credits


A minimum of 100 observation hours in a physical therapy setting is also required.

Pre-requisite requirements may vary depending on the physical therapy program. Students are encouraged to review pre-requisite requirements for each program they are applying to and plan accordingly.

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