Pre-Physical Therapy

Where most people see a debilitating injury, you see an opportunity to help heal people.

Florida Southern College provides coursework focused on getting you the experience necessary for physical therapy programs.

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Top Reasons

With all the hands-on learning experiences available, you can be sure you’ll be well-prepared for graduate school.

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We provide all the academic courses physical therapy schools require for admissions, and other courses that can offer you hands-on experience related to physical therapy.

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Be Prepared

As most graduate programs require a specific number of shadowing hours at physical therapy clinics, you will benefit from our emphasis on real-world experience.

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Individualized Attention

Our Pre-Professional programs will guide you in your quest to become a physical therapist. You will be paired with an advisor who knows what it takes to achieve your goals.

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Original Research

At Florida Southern College, all Biology majors are required to do original research of their own design.

Pre-Physical Therapy Internships

Our extracurricular experiences will help broaden your knowledge and understanding of the world around you. Junior Journeys, internships, shadowing and research.

Students find many opportunities in and around the city of Lakeland, as well as across the country to gain experience. Our local hospital, Lakeland Regional Medical Center, and several large health care clinics as well as local physical therapists have provided excellent experiences for our students. Outside of Lakeland, students have interned at one of the premier joint replacement practices in the country, Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc., in Ohio, and have worked with various collegiate and professional sports teams.

Program Contact

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Dr. Nancy Morvillo

Chair of Biology

Course Information

A full description of the curriculum and course titles can be found in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog

Graduate Opportunities

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