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Pre-Physical Therapy




What will I learn?

Debilitating illnesses and accidents can stop those who suffer them from being able to engage in even the simplest of tasks. Finding oneself suddenly unable to work, walk, or even eat without assistance can be as devastating as the cause for the condition itself. Conversely, the regaining of physical abilities once taken for granted can be the turning point in a recovery. The physical therapist often spearheads this effort as coach, cheerleader, and guide on the path to greater health.

There is no Pre Physical Therapy major at MTSU. We feel very strongly that students are better served completing a major of their choice while preparing for PT School. As a result, we have Pre PT students majoring in departments across campus including Exercise Science, Biology, and Psychology. All students will work with advisors in the Pre Professional Health Science Advising Centre to ensure that they are taking the recommended courses and getting appropriate extracurricular activities needed to be successful in a graduate program for PT.

Career Starters

MTSU offers a variety of Pre-Professional Health Science tracks to help put students on a path to a rewarding career.



Pre-Dental Hygiene


Pre-Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Pre-Medical Technology


Pre-Nuclear Medicine Technology

Pre-Occupational Therapy


Pre-Physical Therapy

Pre-Radiation Therapy Technology

Which department am I in?

College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$29,144.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July, November 2023

Start date

17 January 2023, 28 August 2023


Middle Tennessee State University

1301 East Main Street,



37132, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have official high school or university transcripts must be mailed directly from your high school or university to MTSU.

For international students

Students must have official high school or university transcripts must be mailed directly from your high school or university to MTSU.

English proficiency scores:

IELTS score of 5.5 or above

TOEFL iBT score of 61 or above (Computer-based 173 or above or paper-based 500 or above. The MTSU institution code is 1466.)

Duolingo English Test with a score of 85 or above.

iTEP score of 3.5 or above.

The ELS completion certificate of level 110

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU’s friendly student community consists of students from over 50 countries, with support services making sure everyone feels welcome and secure.

  • 180+ degree programs available for undergraduates
  • Over USD 1 billion in campus investment in recent years
  • Dedicated international support with a thriving community
  • More than 200 student organizations to join

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