Pre-Physical Therapy

Student assisting physical therapy patient

Program Description 

Become a knowledgeable, reflective and service-oriented physical therapy practitioner through Rockhurst University's Pre-Physical Therapy program.

Learning Outcomes 

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Prospective Students 

Current Students 


  • Post bacc physical therapy students participate in engaging lectures from faculty at the top of their field, develop real-world skills through lab research and pop-up clinics and enhance their career opportunities through unique internships.
  • Utilize the Amy Thompson Human Performance Laboratory, where video capture systems, EMG equipment and other cutting-edge clinical equipment give students an in-depth understanding of the career field they will embark upon.


  • A robust resume for admission into a graduate PT program, including Rockhurst’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy
  • A strong career outlook and future success: More than 90% of Rockhurst students pass licensure exams on their first attempt, with an even higher rate of employment in PT within six months of graduation.