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Pre-Physical Therapy/ Pre-Occupational Therapy

Department of Kinesiology

Pre-physical therapy/pre-occupational therapy is an excellent preparatory program for graduate study in physical or occupational therapy as well as post-baccalaureate study in exercise physiology, biomechanics, and cardiac rehabilitation.

pre-physical/pre-occupational therapy

Within this specialization, you will learn to:

  • Identify procedures for immediate care for injuries, including standard emergency procedures and wound care
  • Apply the principles of measurement/evaluation as they relate to injury assessment and rehabilitation
  • Apply the principles of biomechanics related to injury assessment and rehabilitation
  • Apply the principles of exercise physiology to prescribe safe and effective rehabilitation programs
  • Identify preventative techniques, bracing, and/or taping to reduce the frequency or severity of performance injuries

Internship
Part of the pre-physical therapy/occupational therapy specialization is an internship. This rewarding experience lets students work hands-on in the field, building experience and credentials.

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