Photo of a physical therapist working with patient on arm mobility.

Pre-Physical Therapy

From an athlete with a torn ACL, to a grandparent with arthritis, to a construction worker with a back injury — the road to recovery for these people goes through physical therapists.

Physical therapists are an important part of a patient’s healthcare team. They are involved with rehabilitation from injury, and degenerative conditions, and even many routine surgical procedures. The field of physical therapy has grown in recent years and the level of education now reaches the doctoral level.

What does a physical therapist do?

Physical therapists treat individuals of all ages whose abilities to perform everyday activities are limited. They work with patients to restore function, improve mobility, and relieve their pain.

PTs work with other health care providers to devise the best remedy to improve each individual’s function. The main goal of a physical therapist is to return the patient to their full functioning independence.

PTs work in a variety of settings, including: hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes.

What are the features of Casper’s program?

The pre-professional education pathway

This is a transfer program. What does that mean? This Associate of Science (A.S.) degree program prepares students for entry into a bachelor’s degree program and/or for application directly into their identified area of professional schooling.

How to become a physical therapist

The Casper College course curriculum transfers to a variety of physical therapy programs.

CC encourages students to begin a dialogue with their intended transfer schools as early as possible. Your academic advisor will assist you with this process, but it is the student’s responsibility to verify required courses and the application process for the school you are planning to attend.

What can I do with this major?

Employment info

Learn more about wage ranges for physical therapists in Wyoming and across the U.S., as well as the general employment profile for physical therapists.

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

There are no prerequisites for this program.

What courses would I take?

For requirements and more information about this program, view its listing in the academic catalog:

Interested in online learning?

A of the courses in this program may be available online. Learn more about online programs and courses at Casper College.

Contact Info

Julie Hansen

Academic Assistant, School of Science

Scott Johnson

Academic Chair; Anatomy & Physiology Instructor

Gerald (Jerry) Hawkes

Dean, School of Science