Why choose pre-physical therapy at North Central College?
Physical therapists—or PTs—diagnose and treat people with illnesses or diseases that limit their ability to move and function. Physical therapists provide care to people of all ages who have functional problems such as back and neck injuries, sprains/strains and fractures, arthritis, burns, amputations, stroke recovery, multiple sclerosis, conditions such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida, and injuries related to work and sports.
By studying at North Central College, you can experience opportunities that will prepare you for admission to a physical therapy doctoral progam that can lead to a career as a physical therapist. You’ll study biology, psychology, physics, mathematics and other areas and be pushed to develop excellent writing and communication skills that physical therapists must possess to work with patients.
You can also:
- Gain valuable experience conducting research with faculty, independently or with other students.
- Personally get to know professors who teach North Central’s small classes.
- Pursue job shadowing and volunteer opportunities at numerous facilities near North Central’s campus, including Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton.
- Work with North Central's dedicated pre-health advisor.
- Network with alumni and peers through North Central’s student-run Pre-Health Organization.