Wherever you go, I'd recommend a major in whatever is SUPER exciting to you, follow your passions, while also making sure you hit on all of the pre-requisite coursework you will need to apply to a graduate DPT program. My eldest will apply to DOT school next year and is majoring in psychology, neuroscience, and studio art, while also knocking out anatomy, physiology, Spanish, and a few other lab science courses. Some pre-PT students major in kinesiology, biology, and neuroscience, but I think our field also needs people who have majored in sociology, child development, political science, and psychology. If you can, add/upgrade a second language while in undergrad. In Chicago, where I work in the pediatric PT field, I think Spanish, Polish, ASL, and Arabic are most helpful, but I think any second language can be a big asset.
You will also need to gather observation hours, in different PT settings. Here is some information about getting ready to apply, from the UIC PT website, https://ahs.uic.edu/physical-therapy/admissions-and-programs/doctor-of-physical-therapy/before-you-apply/
Good luck. Let me know if you have more questions, happy to help.
If you are seeking a degree in Pre-Physical Therapy Studies, you'll find there are three different degrees that can be earned. A major in Pre-Physical Therapy Studies is a somewhat popular major and offered at a decent amount schools, all of which are listed below. Our 2021 ranking of the best colleges that offer Pre-Physical Therapy Studies degrees is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. You can find more information about a Pre-Physical Therapy Studies degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Pre-Physical Therapy Studies."
-University of Dayton
-Western Washington University
-The University of Findlay
-Ball State University
Physical therapists remain in high demand, and it’s a very rewarding career. From my personal experience, I don’t think the particular college you go to for studies prior to applying for a physical therapy program will have a significant impact on whether you are accepted into a physical therapy program. However, it will be important that the college offers the courses and degrees that will help you be best prepared.
This link to the American Physical Therapy Association has a lot of good information about common prerequisites and typical majors of applicants for DPT programs.