Pre-Therapy and Allied Health

Undergraduate option

The Pre-Therapy and Allied Health (PTAH) option, within the Kinesiology major, will prepare you for admission into professional preparation programs in the allied health fields, including athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, physician assistant studies and medical school.

You will have the opportunity to experience classroom, clinical and/or community experiences related to the allied health professions. You may also be exposed to the clinical aspects of your area of interest (e.g., physical and occupational therapy) under the supervision of a licensed professional via the Pre-Therapy/Allied Health Practicum, as well as take courses related to your area of interest (e.g., medical ethics).

All students will participate in the Pre-Therapy/Allied Health Seminar to prepare for professional school.


Future Students


Current Students

  • Use the general catalog to view courses offered in the program.
  • Use an option sheet (pdf) to track your progress in completing course requirements.
  • Degree maps are guides to give students an idea of which classes they may take and when. These samples are intended for information purposes only. Students should consult with their academic advisor to create a personalized degree plan.
  • Schedule an advising appointment.


PTAH option

For those students who are intending to add the PTAH option AFTER the completion of Anatomy and Physiology (with grades posted for Spring 2016)

The following criteria must be met:

  • A minimum of 90 credits completed
  • A MINIMUM 3.0 overall GPA (transfer + OSU)
  • No grade less than “C” in any Anat/Phys course (and KIN 132 if taken)
  • A MINIMUM cumulative 2.7 GPA in the Anat/phys series.

If you meet these, you can complete the application to add the PTAH option in KIN


Additional resources


Prospective careers

*May require post-baccalaureate/graduate/professional education or additional certifications/credentials to qualify for employment.

  • Athletic Trainer*
  • Occupational Therapist*
  • Physical Therapist*
  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Physician Assistant*
  • Nursing*
  • Physician*