Rehabilitation and Movement Science Department
Contact InformationUniversity of Vermont
Physical Therapy Department
305 Rowell Building
106 Carrigan Drive
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: (802) 656-3858
Fax: (802) 656-6586
Exercise is a key to the maintenance of health and the prevention of heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity and associated degenerative diseases and chronic conditions.
The Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Science comprises undergraduate majors in Athletic Training and Exercise and Movement Science, and a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy. Graduates of these programs influence individuals across the lifespan by fostering wellness, preventing injuries and disease, facilitating high levels of skill, maintaining or restoring fitness, and rehabilitating individuals with injuries, diseases, chronic conditions, and disabilities.
Requirements for admission are the same as the general university requirements, with the addition that applicants must have taken high school biology, mathematics through trigonometry or precalculus, and chemistry; physics is highly recommended.
Physical therapists work with patients and clients in promoting health, preventing illness and disability, and improving function and quality of life after illness or injury. Students with an interest in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program can apply to the Physical Therapy Graduate program in their final year of undergraduate study or after completion of a baccalaureate degree. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree with an overall GPA of 3.00 or greater and successfully complete the prerequisite courses prior to entry. The prerequisite courses are: two chemistry w/labs, two anatomy/ physiology, one biology, one exercise physiology, one psychology, and one statistics. A sub cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater is required in the eight science prerequisite courses. Application information and a curriculum outline are available on the program’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program website.
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