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 as the first step on the path to a career in this field. This 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 bachelor‛s 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 University‛s pre-physical therapy program is that students have the opportunity to work on cadavers in our state-of-the-art lab.

Program Disclosure

Category Non-Traditional Traditional
Books & Supplies (Per Program) N/A $3,900
Tuition & Fees (Per Program) N/A $68,750
Room & Board (Per Program, If Applicable) $3,285
On Time Graduation Rate N/A N/A
Median Private Loan Debt N/A N/A
Median TIV Loan Debt N/A N/A
Median Institutional Financing Plan Debt N/A N/A

Program SOC

Occupations
Biologists
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Technical Writers
Health Educators
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
Biological Technicians
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
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