Bill Kauth
Graduates have been admitted to prestigious physical therapy graduate programs such as the Mayo School of Health Related Sciences, Midwestern University, Northwestern University, University of Illinois Chicago, University of Indianapolis and Washington University-St. Louis.
Pre-Physical Therapy


Illinois Wesleyan has an excellent reputation for giving students top-notch preparation for graduate school and the foundation they will need to achieve successful careers in the health care industry.

As at most universities, you cannot major in pre-physical therapy at Illinois Wesleyan. You should major in the field you are most interested in, while working to complete the courses required by the pre-physical therapy program.

Pre-Physical Therapy at Illinois Wesleyan — Our Advantages

  • We stress active involvement in every aspect of your education: You will join frequent in-class discussions and receive personal instruction from well-qualified faculty.
  • You will have the opportunity to pursue independent research projects under the supervision of Ph.D. professors and work with top-quality scientific equipment in the labs.
  • Your curriculum will expose you to a breadth of disciplines outside the sciences, enabling you to grasp the different ethical and moral perspectives that a health care professional needs.
  • Great access to hospitals and clinics to gain necessary physical therapy observation. Bloomington-Normal supports two major medical facilities and more than a dozen out-patient physical therapy clinic.


David Bollivar

David Bollivar, Chair of Biology
(309) 556-3677

General prerequisite requirements for admission to most physical therapy programs include:

  • 3 or 4 courses in biology
  • 1 year of chemistry
  • 1 year of physics
  • 1 course in calculus
  • 1 course in statistics
  • 1 or 2 courses in psychology
  • 2 courses in English