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. As an active member of the health care team, physical therapists provide therapeutic services to individuals of all ages with musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary, sensorimotor, vascular, immunological and cellular disorders or trauma. 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 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.)
Note: There are no separate degree check-sheets or plans currently available for this program.