Biology, Pre-Physical Therapy

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Biology, Pre-Physical Therapy

Bachelor of Science


NNU's Bachelor of Science, Pre-Physical Therapy is designed to prepare students for graduate studies in physical therapy (PT) or athletic training (AT). The enrollments at the graduate schools are fixed, and students must compete for these positions.


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Dr. Jamee Nixon (PT); Dr. Scott Kinnaman (AT)

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a broad conceptual understanding of the biological sciences.

Biology, Pre-Physical Therapy

The Bachelor of Science Pre-Physical Therapy degree prepares students for entry to a graduate program in physical therapy (PT) or athletic training (AT) by obtaining a baccalaureate degree, completing the prerequisite course work for entry into specific programs, and by obtaining a broad variety of volunteer clinical experience under the direction of a physical therapist or athletic trainer (120-150 hours). 


Both majors contain a common core of courses that expose students to courses in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and psychology.  Based on a pre-physical therapy or athletic training concentration, students can choose elective courses from a specified list of biology, chemistry, and kinesiology courses based on personal interest.


See the Kinesiology Athletic Training page for that concentration's requirements.

Degree Details

Bachelor of Science

Offered On Campus

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Career Avg. Salary
Physical Therapists $83,890
Metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area occupational employment and wage estimates for the Boise area are sourced from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


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