Pre-Physical Therapy

Associate in Science
Transfer Degree

Start your journey to be a Physical Therapist

Encourage active lifestyles to improve and maintain mobility

As a physical therapist, you will examine patients and develop treatment plans. You will use techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability. Our transfer degree is a lower cost route to earning your bachelor’s degree.

From there, you can move closer to your goal of a professional career as a physical therapist. Consult an Academic Success Advisor to ensure the courses in your program fulfill the requirements of your desired college or university.

What can you do with an A.S. in Pre-Physical Therapy?

The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree in pre-physical therapy prepares you to transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, exercise science or related fields. This then prepares you to apply for a doctoral program in physical therapy.


  • 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.

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

*Cost is estimated based on recommended pathway credit hours. This includes in-district tuition and other fees, such as books and materials before financial aid is applied, as well as grants, loans or scholarships. There are many opportunities for financial assistance at CLC. Learn more about Cost of Attendance.

Learn how CLC helps you transfer

Start at CLC and continue with a 4-year school to earn your bachelor's degree. CLC has partnerships with many colleges and universities, covering a wide range of programs.

Our Guaranteed Transfer Partnerships (GTAs) with a select number of schools guarantee admission to students who meet specific criteria.

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Pre-Physical Therapy at CLC

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