Earn your degree in Biology/Pre-Physical Therapy at Holy Family University

Biology/Pre-Physical Therapy, B.A.

The Bachelor of Arts in Biology/Pre-Physical Therapy program trains students in preparation for becoming physical therapists. These health care professionals are responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of individuals who have health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.

Program Overview

  • Pre-Professional Program

The curriculum detailed in this program track differs from other undergraduate institutions in that it not only meets the pre-requisites for admission into Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs, but it also exposes participants to concepts they will have to master in their graduate training.

Program Details

 This curriculum  include Pharmacology, Toxicology, Medical Pathology, Kinesiology, and Biomechanics.

The senior year allows students the opportunity to gain valuable volunteer or shadowing Physical Therapy experience. This internship is completed under the mentorship of a licensed Physical Therapist at a corresponding hospital, rehabilitation center, or outpatient clinic.

Due to the size of the program, the medical advisor personally helps each applicant with each step of the admission process including assistance with personal statements, directional guidance with the GRE, and mock professional interviews.

Career Paths

Graduates of this program will be competitive for admission into graduate schools that offer a Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy. It is important to note that the Pre-Physical Therapy program does not provide any licensing, certification, or direct opportunity to practice physical therapy once this degree is granted.

Internships & Employment

Where Students and Alumni Intern and Work

  • Academy Injury and Health
  • Centra State Medical
  • Charles River Labs
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 
  • Churchville Nature Center
  • Comprehensive Dental Care
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Drexel Community, Family and Preventive Health
  • Drexel University, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Dutton Road Veterinary Clinic
  • Einstein Medical Center
  • Elizabeth Carroll
  • Esco Technologies
  • Fels Institute for Cancer Research
  • Fitchett Chiropractic Center
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Genesis Biotech Group
  • Glen Foerd
  • I.Rice
  • IC Laser Eye Care PC
  • InReach
  • Jefferson-Frankford Hospital
  • Jefferson-Torresdale Hospital
  • Jefferson University Hospital- Urogynecology and Female Medicine
  • Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Pediatric Research Center
  • Mercer County Wildlife Center
  • Montgomery County Rehab & Sports Therapy
  • NovaCare
  • Pathways to Housing PA
  • Peninsula Physical Therapy LLC
  • Penn Vet Working Dog Center
  • Penndel Middletown EMS
  • Pennypack Environmental Center
  • Petroski Physiotherapy and Performance
  • Specialty Assays
  • St. Mary's Medical Center
  • Suburban Testing Labs
  • Temple Fels Institute
  • Temple Medical Research Center
  • Temple Shriner's Hospital
  • Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania, CDB
  • Wuxi Advanced Therapies


Program Information

Degree Awarded
  • Bachelor of Arts
Program Type
  • Major
Program Location
  • Main Campus - Northeast Philadelphia

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