Pre-Physical Therapy

Department of Kinesiology

Are you interested in becoming a physical therapist in the future? You can have any major during your time at PLNU before you go to physical therapy school, but a major in athletic training, exercise science, or physical education can get you ahead of the game. 


PLNU’s Pre-Physical Therapy and Allied Health Program is co-advised by Leon M. Kugler and Rebecca J. Flietstra, who advise and encourage students wishing to pursue admission to physical therapy school. In addition, they assist in internship placement and preparation for the application process, including writing letters of recommendation and preparing students for the admission interview. Students are encouraged to take internships with the university’s athletic training department.

Career Opportunities

  • Doctor
  • Health-care professional
  • Physical therapist