Students who want to become physical therapists are dedicated to helping patients feel their best and improve their range of motion.

Physical therapists work directly with patients in a variety of health care settings. They are professionals who diagnose and treat patients of all ages including those with injuries or health-related conditions that limit their movement and range of motion function in their daily lives.

Study Format

  • On Campus

Selecting a Major

Concordia University Chicago’s pre-physical therapy program is not a major, but includes sequences of foundational and prerequisite courses for entry into graduate professional study in physical therapy.

Students may choose any major, as long as they complete the required prerequisite courses for admission to physical therapy programs. However, the suggested pathway to a graduate program in physical therapy is via a Bachelor of Science in health science or biology, as these will cover the most prerequisites. Because graduate program prerequisites vary from institution to institution, students must check directly with them for exact clinical hours and admission criteria.

You must attend professional school to earn a doctoral degree in physical therapy.

Dedicated faculty in the College of Health, Science & Technology and the academic advising staff provide consistent and personal advisement of the student's academic program throughout their time at Concordia University Chicago.