Allied Health Pre-Professional Programs


Pre-Physical/Pre-Occupational  Therapy

In Texas there are seven physical therapy programs, all requiring prior undergraduate education. Two of these programs offer a M.S. degree and require a B.S. before admission. The other five programs culminate in a B.S. in physical therapy and have specific prerequisites for admission to the program. McMurry can provide all of the prerequisite coursework to any of these programs. Occupational therapy programs are typically similar in their format and requirements.  Unfortunately, the prerequisites to the programs vary and change frequently. The undergraduate programs all require English, history, government, mathematics, and psychology, as well as one year of physics, one year of chemistry, and three to five semesters of biology. The schools vary in which biology courses are specified. More detailed information can be obtained from Dr. Robert Martin, Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy advisor in the Department of Biology. 

Pre-License Athletic Trainer Program

This program has been approved by the State Department of Health for pre-license preparation in athletic training. Physical Education majors who are seeking teaching certification may be interested in becoming licensed athletic trainers by completing the pre-license athletic trainer plan. This plan is listed in the Education Department listings in the current catalog, and requires the basic physical education major and certain other specialized courses and experiences as specified by the Texas State Department of Health. Due to the limitations of facilities and number of faculty, only a limited number of students are allowed in the Athletic Trainer Program. Admission is based on past experience in the area, academic standing, and an interview with the Head Athletic Trainer. Contact the Physical Education Chairperson to schedule the interview.