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Biology department to showcase pre-physical therapy program

October 14, 2008 12:00AM

Students and community members interested in the physical therapy field will have a chance to examine educational opportunities in the area during the Department of Biology's annual Pre-Physical Therapy Student Orientation and Open House.

A general student orientation session will start at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in 102 Yates Hall, followed by an open house at 4:30 p.m. in Heckert-Wells Hall featuring various physical therapy schools from the area.

The physical therapy program at PSU is a pre-professional curriculum within the Biology Department. The curriculum includes courses needed to qualify for a BS in Biology and those needed for admission into physical therapy graduate programs at other universities, including the University of Kansas and Wichita State University.

Graduate physical therapy programs require a BS degree, but not necessarily a biology degree. However, since there are many science requirements, it is difficult to get a non-biology degree in four years and still meet the physical therapy course requirements.

The general public is welcome to come to the open house to learn more about the program.

For more information, call Dr. Peter Chung, assistant professor of microbiology, at (620) 235-4736, or e-mail him at

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