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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.

Top Reasons to choose Pre-Physical Therapy at florida southern college

Comprehensive

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pre-Professional Program (P3)

The Pre-Professional Program (P3) is a rigorous, competitive program for students pursuing admission to professional schools after obtaining their undergraduate degrees.

Learn More about Pre-Professional Program (P3)

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Join Florida Southern College admissions for our admissions information sessions. Learn more about what makes FSC special, our academic opportunities, involvement, community life, and the admissions application process. Following our information session, please stick around for our live chat session to make sure your questions are answered too.

Online Info Session

March 31
4:00 PM EST

Counselor Presenting: Anna Hopkins

Online Info Session

April 1
1:00 PM EST

Counselor Presenting: Shari Brown

Online Info Session

April 2
4:00 PM EST

Counselor Presenting: Lily Weaver

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Pre-Physical Therapy Program Contacts

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Lauren Albaum, MEd

Director, Health Professions & STEM Career Development Center
863.680.6242

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Dr. Nancy Morvillo

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