“It’s reassuring to know that my hard work throughout my undergrad has led me to this opportunity, and I'm excited to start learning the content that’s essential to becoming a physical therapist.”
Devoted to a healthier future.
Interested in a career in the health sciences? At Bluffton, we have 80+ majors, minors and programs including medical lab science, nursing, nutrition and dietetics, pre-medicine, pre-physical therapy and speech-language pathology and audiology. Through experiential learning in the first year, our students bridge the gap from classroom to clinic early in their professional journey.
In a 4-year dual degree program offered with Rhodes State College. Students take foundational
courses at Rhodes in preparation for the NCLEX-RN examination. After passing this exam, students enter into advanced nursing
coursework at Bluffton leading to a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing (BSN).
Students interested in pursuing medical degrees get early, hands-on experience working alongside students majoring in other health-related fields such as dietetics, speech-language pathology and nursing.
While admission requirements to physical therapy postgraduate programs differ, Bluffton’s pre-physical therapy major, with 56 credit hours in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, social sciences and health fitness and sport science, will be a good start. Your advisor will work closely with you to meet all prerequisites for the physical therapy program you choose.
Speech-language pathology and audiology is so much more than helping improve a child’s “r” and “s” sounds and decrease stuttering. Bluffton's program is unique because students have the opportunity to learn from faculty in multiple disciplines, as well as working with real patients.