Is an associates degree in biology able to transfer into a physical therapy program at a university?
I’ll be starting at my local community college in the fall and want to make sure that I’m on the right path as to where to go after this. I plan on becoming a physical therapist and my dream would be to work with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility patients like myself, and other hypermobility syndromes, focussing on joint protection. #physicaltherapy #physical-therapist #medicine #ehlersdanlossyndrome #hypermobility #physical-therapy
lists the following prerequisites:
Anatomy / A&P 1 with lab
Physiology / A&P 2 with lab
Biology 1 (not botany or zoology)
Biology 2 (not botany or zoology)
General Chemistry 1 with lab
General Chemistry 2 with lab
General Physics 1 with lab
General Physics 2 with lab
Good luck with pursuing your dream!
I'm currently a third year occupational therapy student but I believe the OT and PT have the same process of getting accepted into school. You would most likely need to first get a bachelor's degree in essentially anything while also completing the prerequisites required by the desired graduate school. So yes, an associates degree is a great place to start, followed by the bachelor's degree and prerequisites. Every school is different so do your research!
Best of luck!