Bachelor of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy

For individuals wanting to pursue a career as a physical therapist, Grand Canyon University offers a Bachelor of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy degree as the first step on the path to a career in this field. This pre-physical therapy degree program includes specialized coursework focused on preparing students for success in their graduate studies to earn a Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) or Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.

Graduates of the pre-physical therapy bachelors degree will acquire foundational knowledge in biological sciences, exercise science, social sciences and health care issues. Since physical therapists work closely with physical therapy assistants, physicians, other health care professionals and patients, interpersonal communication skills are paramount. These skills as well as the psychological, spiritual, and physical components of health, wellness and therapeutic intervention will be explored. One of the advantages of Grand Canyon Universitys pre-physical therapy program is that students have the opportunity to work on cadavers in our state-of-the-art lab.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:

Main Campus

Enjoy Grand Canyon University\'s traditional campus experience. As of fall 2014, our 179-acre campus serves a growing student population of approximately 11,000. New modern classrooms, suite-style residence halls, popular dining options, resort-style swimming pools and a focus on creating a rich student life make GCU a top choice for high school graduates and transfer students.

On-campus program disclosures      

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.