Physical Therapy is a dynamic health care profession dedicated to the promotion of optimal health, prevention of disability, and restoration of physical activity following a debilitating incident.   Physical Therapy services are provided in a variety of settings including hospitals, extended care facilities, ambulatory clinics, schools, and homes.  The Professional program usually consists of three years of didactic and clinical courses selected in a hospital setting.  A Baccalaureate degree is required along with other prerequisites such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores and documentation of 40 hours of observation experience submitted with the application for admission to the Physical Therapy program.  Specific course requirements and other admission criteria are available from the ECU biology department and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center website ( An associate degree in Physical Therapy Assistant is available from Murray State College.  Specific details about this program are available from the ECU biology department and the MSC website (