Physical therapy degree programs
require a bachelor's degree as part of the admission process. USC Upstate's
Pre-Physical Therapy program course work leads to a Bachelor of Science in
Biology and meets entry requirements for physical therapy programs. There are
two physical therapy degree programs offered in South Carolina.
The University of South
Carolina (USC) and Medical
University of South Carolina (MUSC) each offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy
Program (DPT), which provides a curriculum leading to a doctorate degree.
Graduates will be prepared to contribute to the physical therapy profession as
a clinical practitioner, as a faculty member and/or as a researcher.
Please click on the links below for specific information on Doctor of
Physical Therapy program entry requirements:
It is important to note that significant documented volunteer
experience working under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist may
be required prior to admission, particularly for the MUSC program.
For more information on the physical therapy field, see the Bureau
of Labor and Statistics.