Physical Therapy

Degree Type
Track/Emphasis
Area of Interest
STEM
Health and Human Services
Degree Level
Undergraduate
College
College of Engineering, Letters, and Sciences

Physical therapists (PTs) diagnose and treat individuals who have limitations in their ability to move and perform functional activities as well as they would like in their daily lives. They work with patients to regain or maximize movement in major extremities or regions of the body relating to the major extremities. Physical therapists examine each individual and develop a health treatment plan to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.

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Viterbo University offers pre-health advising programs with majors in biology, biochemistry, and neuroscience. These three majors have been determined to best satisfy the pre-health professional admission requirements of most professional schools in a four-year major curriculum. See the Pre-Professional Handbook for more specific information about each pre-professional program.