Bluffton University, a Christian liberal arts college located in Bluffton, Ohio, is now offering a pre-physical therapy major to prepare students for careers in the health care industry.

The major will be based in the university’s natural and applied sciences division, and will consist of rigorous coursework designed to prepare students for post-graduate education.

“While admissions requirements to physical therapy postgraduate programs differ, Bluffton’s pre-physical therapy major, with 56 credit hours in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, social sciences, and health fitness and sports science, will be a great start,” says Dr Angela Montel, professor of biology, in a news story from the Bluffton Icon.

Bluffton’s Center for Career and Vocation will also work closely with pre-physical therapy majors to ensure they obtain the 40-60 hours of volunteer work and observation experience with a licensed physical therapist, a requirement of many doctoral programs, per the news story.

“Pre-physical therapy is one of the top areas of inquiry for which we did not offer a major,” states Erin Ostling Burkholder, director of admissions. “The growing interest from students along with the growing need in society, made this a priority major to develop so that students can pursue their passions while benefitting the common good.”

[Source: Bluffton Icon]