PT Helping Patient

About the Physical Therapy Pre-Professional Program

On Campus

Physical therapists (PTs) aid patients in recovering from injuries, illnesses, or disabilities affecting movement and function. They assess conditions, create treatment plans, and use exercises, stretches, manual therapy, and equipment to improve mobility, reduce pain, and restore function. Working with all ages, PTs operate in hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, and even homes, offering tailored care to improve quality of life. Learn more about this career.

The majority of students entering PT school have a baccalaureate degree; therefore, students are expected to choose a major so they can work towards a bachelor’s degree concurrently with the pre-physical therapy program. 体育菠菜大平台’s pre-physical therapy program will meet the admissions requirements for Creighton University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center at the Omaha or Kearney campus.


80.65% Acceptance Rate to Physical Therapy Schools

Statistics based on cumulative placement data for the last 3 years.

Median Pay: $97,720

15% Projected Employment Growth

from 2022 to 2032 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Acceptance into a physical therapy program is competitive and not guaranteed. Admission includes GPA, test scores, recommendation letters, interviews, shadowing, and other extra-curricular activities. Our dedicated advisors will guide and equip students to excel in these areas. In addition, smaller class sizes, top faculty, and unique learning experiences such a research opportunities at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will give you an advantage. 体育菠菜大平台 graduates have a phenomenal acceptance rate showcasing our commitment to excellence.

Kearney Health Opportunities Program

Kearney Health Opportunities Program

Rural Nebraska students pursuing pre-physical therapy may be eligible for the KHOP Program at 体育菠菜大平台. Learn More About KHOP

Adam Liess, PT, ATC
"I graduated from 体育菠菜大平台 with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training and a minor/emphasis in pre-physical therapy which helped me greatly by receiving mentorship from the advisors and fulfilling the prerequisites for physical therapy schools in the area. I was also able to network and meet other pre-PT students in the process, which helped me form bonds that last to today, helping me become a better professional. After attending UNMC for a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, I am now practicing as a physical therapist in Kearney.”

Adam Liess, PT, ATC

Kearney Physical Therapy, Kearney, Neb.

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