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The Pre-Therapy and Allied Health (PTAH) option, within the Oregon State kinesiology major, prepares you for allied health fields such as:
Help athletes get back in the game as an athletic trainer. Support patients as they develop skills needed for everyday life as an occupational therapist.
Pre-professional programs, like PTAH, will prepare you for applying to professional degree programs in your chosen allied health field.
If you choose the PTAH option, you’ll get hands-on experience related to the allied health professions in your classroom and in clinical and/or community environments.
Experience the clinical aspects of your area of interest, such as physical and occupational therapy, under the supervision of a licensed professional via the Pre-Therapy/Allied Health Practicum.
Select courses related to your interests, such as medical ethics.
You will also participate in the Pre-Therapy/Allied Health Seminar to help you prepare for professional school.
After you’ve completed Anatomy and Physiology, you must also achieve:
Once you meet these requirements, you can complete the application to add the PTAH option in KIN.
The College of Public Health and Human Sciences is a great place to start your pre-med or pre-health journey.
All of our majors are well-suited to provide you with a unique background and perspective. Choose the major that interests you and inspires you!
Once you’re here, meet with our pre-med advisor to make sure you’re on the right track.
The PTAH option, within the kinesiology major, sets you on a trajectory to improve lives — no matter where your unique interests lie.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, allied health care jobs are expected to grow 15-37% from 2016-2026.
*May require post-baccalaureate/graduate/professional education or additional certifications/credentials to qualify for employment.
Casey Collier, ‘19
“I absolutely use what I learned in my kinesiology program every day because I’m working with patients one-on-one, helping them recover from injuries and regain function.
Everything from the biomechanical to the psychological side of things that I’ve learned may apply, which is great.”