Physical Therapy

Pre-Physical Therapy at UH Mānoa

Physical therapists evaluate physical disabilities and injuries and help restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent disabilities. A physical therapist’s responsibilities include the planning, evaluation, administration, and modification of treatment.  Physical therapists advise and educate their patients, in addition to providing therapeutic and preventive care.

Click here to learn more about the field of physical therapy, such as what to expect in physical therapy school. 

Click here to learn about the required prerequisites, getting relevant experiences, researching physical therapy schools, and the GRE. 

Click here to learn about the application process for physical therapy school and financial aid opportunities.

Learn More About Physical TherapyCAPTE Accredited Physical Therapists Education Programs
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE)
Preferred Acceptance ProgramRocky Mountain University of Health Professions Doctor of Physical Therapy Preferred Admissions Program
School Specific PrerequisitesPTCAS Participating Programs Prerequisites
Observation Hour RequirementsPTCAS Participating Programs Observation Hours
Researching Schools Directory of Accredited Physical Therapy Programs
Entrance ExamsGraduate Record Examination (GRE)
GRE Overview
ApplicationsPhysical Therapists Centralized Application Service (PTCAS)
Letters of RecommendationRequired Types
InterviewsSample Interview Questions
Financial Aid Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
Current OpportunitiesHealth – Current Opportunities
EngagementHawaii Pre-Health Career Corps
The Pre-Health Career Corps (PHCC) is a free year-round program for Hawaii high school and college students who are interested in health careers. Its purpose is to increase awareness about health careers, provide mentoring, shadowing and research experiences, and provide campus exposure to health careers.

Text compiled from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) website, the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) website, the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) website, NAAHP’s Medical Professions Admission Guide: Strategy for Success, and the UHM 2017-2018 Catalog.