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The Pittsburg State University Pre-Physical Therapy emphasis puts graduates on the path to becoming physical therapists. Pre-physical therapy graduates study all the topics they need to prepare for roles as physical therapists. Coursework covers a variety of topics, including biological sciences, exercise science, therapeutic intervention, and wellness strategies.

Physical therapists diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to elderly patients. Many patients have injuries, disabilities, or other health conditions that need treatment, but physical therapists also care for people who simply want to become healthier and to prevent future problems.

Physical therapists must work closely with patients, physicians, and physical therapy assistants from many different backgrounds, so students in this program also study topics such as diverse perspectives, communication, and social responsibility. 

About Biology Department

We have undergraduate programs covering the range of modern biology including: pre-health (pre-med, pre-dentistry, pre-vet, pre-optometry, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant), medical laboratory sciences, cell and molecular biology, wildlife biology, fisheries and aquatic sciences, botany, ecology, and secondary education.

There are almost 400 students in the undergraduate program and about 20 in the graduate division. The Department of Biology has 13 full-time faculty with a wide range of interests. The faculty are dedicated and committed to Pittsburg State University and the department, but most importantly, to students. Most faculty are actively engaged in research activities, national professional organizations, and professional service.

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