As you may be aware, W&J has a history of excellence in the sciences and is ranked third in the country (per capita) for producing future physicians and medical researchers, including physical therapists. Our students experience remarkable success in their applications to graduate schools and in professional fields in this area. One reason for this success is the extraordinary opportunity for challenging study and individual research at W&J. If you are interested in pursuing a career in physical therapy, W&J will provide you guidance from your first day on campus. Should you later decide that you want to pursue a different career, that is fine, too. At W&J, you get personalized guidance for a pre-health career, but you are not confined to that choice.
Students preparing for admission to graduate schools in physical therapy may elect to major in any discipline. If you wish to be recommended to professional schools by the Committee on Health Professions, you should register with the Committee on Health Professions as early as possible, and maintain that registration during your undergraduate career.
To secure a recommendation from the committee, in addition to the requirements of a major, a student must successfully complete the 10 to 13 courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, English, psychology, or sociology as designated for their chosen career goals. Visit the Pre-Health Program web page.
The College has agreements regarding admission of qualified students to the Temple University School of Medicine, the Drexel University School of Physical Therapy and the Chatham University School of Physical Therapy.
At W&J, you will also have access to many of our most successful alumni in the medical field, who can assist you in your career path through mentoring and internships. In fact, some students work during their W&J career as interns alongside W&J's two athletic trainers to gain experience in the field.