What’s the best major you should be focusing on to become a physical therapist?
Hi I’m incoming to student to college(freshman) and my plan is to go a community college for 2 years to get all my GED done and the transfer for school that had programs and classes to become a PT, but when I was filling out some forms ( for community college) I put for my major I want to focus on Kinesiology. Is that good enough or should I be more on like science(biology,anatomy,physics or physiology)? What degree or major should I be getting for being a physical therapist. I also just decided to become PT recently instead of being a nurse.
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Your plan looks like a good one: getting an associate's degree and transferring to a 4-yr institution to earn a Bachelor of Science has worked for students I've worked with. What really caught my eye in your question is that you just recently decided to move from nursing to PT. As a 1st year college student, you seem to have a great attitude and vision for your future.
Here's my advice: consider that not all the education you get in college shows up on your transcript. At a community college, you are likely to be well-positioned to not only take your core classes, but also perhaps to befriend other students, some similar to you, but others quite different in their experiences and outlook. As a PT, I suspect you'll need to cultivate a spirit of curiosity about what makes people "tick" to get them on the road to wellness, as well as crushing A&P. Perhaps take advantage of that in addition to zeroing in on a major.
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So Kinesiology is a great major physical therapy. Another one you could look at is Exercise Science. My degree was in Pre-professional Health Sciences. It’s a fairly general degree for those wanting to work in healthcare. I hope this helps.