Pre-Physical Therapy Bachelor's Degree Plan

Lamar University Pre-Professional Programs

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
Major: Varies, follows Pre-Professional program

Physical Therapy Bachelor Degree Plan

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Pre-Professional Program Description

The pre-professional Pre-Physical Therapy Degree Plan at Lamar University leads you to the medical field of your choice. Paired with the bachelor's degree of your choosing, this program, along with your own brand of community and campus involvement, investigation and engagement in your chosen discipline and extraordinary academic performance will prepare you to apply for and excel in professional school.

Why Study Pre-Physical Therapy at Lamar?

During your Pre-Physical Therapy Degree Plan studies at Lamar University, you will work with an advisor who will guide you in tailoring your bachelor's degree for a professional PT program application and admission. We'll prepare you to take the GRE and to submit all of your admission materials in a timely manner as specified by the programs and schools to which you apply.

Your faculty and advisors will support and encourage you in maintaining a high GPA (3.25 or better) as you prepare for your professional education, and you'll have access to opportunities for research, volunteering and mentorship or internship experiences that reflect your potential for leadership in the physical therapy profession.

Career Paths

Physical therapists earned a median annual salary of $85,400 in 2016, nationally. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that number for Texas is quite a bit higher. Employment is expected to grow by 25% through 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. There's never been a better time to become a physical therapist.

Primary Careers

Physical therapist, physical therapy specialist

Career Areas

  • Home health
  • Nursing and residential care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sports medicine/rehabilitation
  • Private practice

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Physical therapy practices
  • Home health agencies
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Private practitioners/partnerships
  • Nursing homes
  • Rehabilitation centers

*Suggested majors are only examples of a few degrees that may align with your pre-professional program interests. Speak with an advisor to decide on the best major to meet course requirements for your program and professional school.