Allied Health Pre-Professional Programs
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
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.