Is physical therapy right for you? Students seeking a career in physical therapy should focus on honing their skills in these key areas:
- Written and verbal communication
- Interpersonal communication
- Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Physical stamina
- Leadership skills
Students are encouraged to be well rounded inside and outside of school. Extracurricular activities are a way a student can demonstrate their leadership skills, time management, as well as their compassion and connection to their community. These activities include, but are not limited to:
Remember: Extracurriculars are about balance and should not affect your GPA! If you need support balancing life and school, IU East provides Student Success Coaches to help.
Pre-Professional Observations are required as part of the admissions for many Physical Therapy programs. Be sure to review the requirements of the school program and start the process early. Contact Career Services to get started.