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What classes would you recommend to be a physical therapist

I am a senior in highschool and I just decided what I want to do and the only classes I'm taking this year are advanced biology and anatomy and physics. #physical-therapist #psychology

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Caroline’s Answer

To get into PT school, you will need Biology, Chemistry, Statistics, Anatomy & Physiology, and Physics. But to be honest, I never took a science class until after I did my undergraduate degree in Psychology. My first science class wasn't until I was 23. The important thing at your stage is really to get interested in something- anything, and to get good grades! If you like science, even better! Then when you get into College, get good grades and have fun!!!
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Donna’s Answer

You have made a good start! Your classes in PT school will be heavily in the science area and those you take as an undergrad as requirements for PT school will be science-based. So if you can get some introductory coursework in high school in some of the basic sciences (like those you've listed) you will be better prepared for the college courses you will need. Prerequisites for PT often include biology, chemistry, physics, math-based courses, anatomy and possibly microbiology or genetics. Identify the potential schools to which you might apply for PT and be sure you know what their pre-requisites are--they vary from school to school slightly. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) website has a list of all schools in the US that offer PT degrees, so take a look there to begin. Good luck!
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