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Start Your
Physical Therapy Degree
With Pathways to Admission

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Starting Your Physical Therapy Degree

Are you looking to start your college journey with a focus on physical therapy? Pathways to Admission is here to help. Our experienced team has assisted many students in achieving their academic goals, and we can help you too. Find out more about our services below.

There are 3 fundamental ways to become a Physical Therapist

  • Complete a Bachelor's Degree in Science and apply to a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program

  • 3+3 curricular format in which three years of specific pre-professional (undergraduate/pre-PT) courses must be taken before the student can advance into a three-year professional DPT program

  • A few programs offer freshman entry, recruiting students directly from high school into a guaranteed admissions program. High school students accepted into these programs can automatically advance into the professional phase of the DPT program, pending the completion of specific undergraduate courses and any other stated contingencies, e.g., minimum GPA.


How Pathways will help you

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  • Help you determine your path

  • If in high school will provide academic advising for college

  • Undergraduate students transcript will be reviewed along with academic advising

  • Assist in developing college lists

  • Application timeline and completion

  • Essay preparation

  • Letters of recommendation

  • Interview Prep

  • What is nursing?
    According to the American Nurses Association: “Nursing is the glue that holds a patient’s health care journey together. Across the entire patient experience, and wherever there is someone in need of care, nurses work tirelessly to identify and protect the needs of the individual. Beyond the time-honored reputation for compassion and dedication lies a highly specialized profession, which is constantly evolving to address the needs of society. From ensuring the most accurate diagnoses to the ongoing education of the public about critical health issues; nurses are indispensable in safeguarding public health. Nursing can be described as both an art and a science; a heart and a mind. At its heart, lies a fundamental respect for human dignity and an intuition for a patient’s needs. This is supported by the mind, in the form of rigorous core learning. Due to the vast range of specialisms and complex skills in the nursing profession, each nurse will have specific strengths, passions, and expertise. However, nursing has a unifying ethos: In assessing a patient, nurses do not just consider test results. Through the critical thinking exemplified in the nursing process, nurses use their judgment to integrate objective data with subjective experience of a patient’s biological, physical and behavioral needs. This ensures that every patient, from city hospital to community health center; state prison to summer camp, receives the best possible care regardless of who they are, or where they may be.”
  • What does a BSN nurse do?
    A BSN nurse is a registered nurse who has earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. BSN nurses provide direct patient care in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities. They work with physicians to assess patient health, diagnose illnesses, and develop treatment plans. BSN nurses also provide education and support to patients and their families, and assist in the management of care for individual patients.
  • Is there a difference between a BSN and RN?
    A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a four-year degree program that prepares students to become a registered nurse (RN). An RN has completed either a two-year associate degree program or a three-year diploma program. The BSN degree provides a broader foundation of knowledge, which includes courses in leadership, research, and public health. BSN programs also offer more clinical opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience.

Ginny helped my daughter navigate the college admission process through her junior and senior year and I am so thankful for her! It was so tough coming out of Covid for my daughter to know what she wanted and Ginny walked her through all of it. She listened to her and ending up finding a school that wasn’t on our radar which lead to my daughter being able to follow her dream of studying in Europe. I recommend her to everyone! 

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Talk to Pathways about starting your Physical Therapy Degree.

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