Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Pre-Physical Therapy a major?
A. No. As a Pre-Physical Therapy student, you are advised throughout your undergraduate career on ways to gain the prerequisites required for application to graduate programs in physical therapy.
Q. What is the best major if I want a career in PT?
A. Many students choose to major in exercise science or biology, but there is no rule here. Any undergraduate major is acceptable as long as prerequisite course work is successfully completed.
Q. If I complete Pre-PT, am I guaranteed entry into Bellarmine’s DPT program?
A. No. Our DPT program is a nationally competitive program. Bellarmine faculty know very well the skills and expertise you’ll need to enter in our DPT program, or another program. It is up to you to do the hard work to ensure your own success but we will help you every step of the way.
Q. Is financial aid available?
A. Yes. When you complete your application to Bellarmine, you’ll receive a comprehensive financial aid award, based on your experiences and need.