About Us

The Pre-Physical Therapy Association gives students the opportunity to discover various aspects of PT as a career, as well as the undergraduate requirements needed for graduate school. Our meetings include guest speakers, CPR classes, mock interviews, GRE practice sessions, and much more. Our events include volunteer work, Maryland Day, and trips & tours of DC-metro area PT programs.

The Pre-Physical Therapy program is designed to prepare students for entrance into a professional curriculum for Physical Therapy at institutions that offer professional advanced degrees, such as masterís or doctoral degrees. Pre-Physical Therapy is not a degree-granting program at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Our goal is to be an effective organization that guides its members to become competitive candidates for PT school. We prepare our members by organizing meetings regarding GREs, PT school applications, resumes, community service, different paths in the PT field, plus much more. The PPTA also provides many opportunities for the members to find an internship in the PT field. We feel that it is very necessary to explore the physical therapy career in depth during the undergraduate years and the PPTA tries its best to make that happen for its members.

For more information on the profession of physical therapy, visit the FAQs page.