Pre-Physical Therapy

Improve or restore patient mobility

Teach your future patients how to prevent or manage their conditions as a licensed physical therapist. Share with them the benefits of being physically active. They may come to you for guidance on how to prevent injuries. They may come to you experiencing pain or limitations in movement. Help them achieve long-term health and wellness benefits.

Why study Pre-Physical Therapy with us?

We can help you get started on your path in physical therapy. Meet with the Department Chair, Dr. Joana Pabedinskas, to discuss the different paths, schools and options available. We can recommend schools that fit your future goals as a healthcare practitioner. Work with your Academic Success Advisor to plan your transfer to a 4-year institution.

Your instructors know you by name—not number. At CLC, the professors dedicate their careers to helping you learn and apply the material to real life scenarios.

You learn from the same materials studied at 4-year schools, while you receive the personal attention and feedback possible only in small class sizes.


  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Transfer Degree

    Save on your first 2 years and transfer your credits to the 4-year school of your choice.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Transfer Degree

For students planning to transfer to a 4-year college or university for a bachelor’s degree.

These programs are built around general education classes that lead to an associate degree designed to transfer to a 4-year school. CLC participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) to ensure that approved courses will transfer to other participating colleges and universities. Transfer degrees typically take 2 years* to complete.

*Assumes full-time enrollment.

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Your CCN guides you through the admission process, helps you choose your academic program, enroll in classes and connect you with resources.

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Pre-Physical Therapy

Associate in Science
Transfer Degree

Courses in the program

Electives build specialized knowledge. For instance, learn to analyze bodily movements in Biomechanics & Kinesiology. Study how the body responds to exercise in Exercise Physiology. Learn to teach others how to perform workouts the correct way in Theory and Practice of Fitness.

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Experience the benefit of small class sizes and personalized instruction from your CLC instructors.

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