Blending biology courses with classes in human kinetics, Florida Southern will prepare you to successfully pursue a career in Physical Therapy.
As one of the fastest-growing professions, FSC will put you on the fast track for rewarding career in physical therapy. You will learn about the physiology of the body, how the body functions during exercise, what factors influence athletic performance, and more.
With all the hands-on learning experiences available, you can be sure you'll be well-prepared for graduate school.
While there is no mandatory major field of study for aspiring Physical Therapists, our program, guided by the Biology department, combines and a major in biology with courses in Athletic Training, Human Movement and Performance, and Physical Education.
Some of these courses include:
You should also consider taking liberal arts courses such as a foreign language, philosophy, literature and fine arts.
Geared towards entering freshman, the program is limited to 30 students ensuring graduates are well prepared for graduate school studies. See a four-year plan of
suggested courses below.
Scholarships are available for our majors. These awards include:
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For questions about pre-professional programs (pre-med, pre-dental, pre-vet, pre-physical therapy, and other health-related fields), contact:
Dr. Nancy Morvillo, Chair of Biology
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Biology Chemistry Athletic TrainingHuman Movement Performance
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698