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To echo what everyone said, you'll want to look into that PT programs require. But for the most part if your school offers a "pre-med" track, that should check off many, if not all the classes, that will be required. That being said, this does not mean you need to major in a science! I know plenty of people who majored in things like Philosophy and History- two areas they were very interested in- while also following the pre-med track.
To expand on the previous answers - all states now require at post graduate degree of 2-3 years giving you a DPT. (Total of 6-7 years of college)
You also have to pass a national board exam to practice. Each state has slightly different requirements to pass the exam and there are 31 states who will accept you if you passed the test in one of the other consortium states.
Each graduate program has slightly different prerequisites from undergraduate school. Go to the American Physical Therapy Association web site (APTA.org) to explore programs in your area or where you want to live. Then go to the individual schools websites for a list of prerequisites required for admission. Some schools want calculus, some want comparative zoology, some want more psych classes etc. like Rachel said, you can major in anything, but you need to get the right classes.
Grades will be very important! There are usually many more applicants then spaces available in the program. (Last I heard it was 500 applicants for 50 positions.) Different schools use different criteria for admission. That information is in their website also, but you really have to search. Schools always look at your grades, especially science grades, test scores like GRE, SAT, but also community activities like volunteer at special Olympics or nursing home, dance/sports participation, They want smart, personable applicants.
The pre- med curriculum advice is accurate. PT also has psychology requirements, English/ grammar/ writing requirements ( we have to write to insurance companies about why our patients need equipment like a new wheelchair, or even more therapy), math, physics, chemistry, and extra curricular activities like student council, or sports, or job in healthcare ( nurse aide, therapy tech, receptionist).
Good luck! Physical therapy is an amazing profession!
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