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Bachelor of Science in Health Science (Pre-Physical Therapy)

CAMPUSES Knoxville
SCHOLARSHIPS Yellow Ribbon

Career Options*

Physical Therapy Assistant Physical Therapy Aide Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant

40%* Estimated Job Growth

Keys to Success

To be successful in this program, students need to be hardworking, compassionate, and eager to help patients in a healthcare environment. Students will need to be able to work independently and take responsibility for their own learning in order to get the most benefit from the assigned courses. 

South College’s Bachelor of Science in Health Science (Pre-Physical Therapy) program is specifically designed to help students meet their academic goals and thrive professionally after graduation. Our faculty is dedicated to helping students succeed, offering one-on-one attention and industry insight. Course tutoring and the Math Lab and Writing Lab are also available for help with core skills.

South College students working in a physical therapy lab. 

Continuing Education

Accreditation

South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate and associate levels.

Consumer Information

Amounts for tuition, fees, books, and supplies are subject to change. The information included here is estimated for a full-time student. South College follows the required methodology provided by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission for the reporting of employment information for graduates. This information is compiled on an annual basis and submitted to the Commission by October 15 each year for graduates during the most recently completed reporting year (July 1-June 30). For more detailed information related to the calculation of graduate employment rates, please click here.

*The career options listed above are a small sample of potential job titles, and are not meant to be comprehensive. Students may or may not find employment in these positions. Job growth statistics are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014–2024 projections. Note that the Bureau does not publish estimates for all job titles, so in some cases these numbers are an approximation based on similar job titles.

Success at South College

Kellie Tankersley

I chose South College because they have an accelerated program where I would be done sooner. They also have a PA program that I am very interested in. Since being a PA was my ultimate goal, I thought South College would be the perfect place for me to start on my path to that. It is smaller than a university so you get more one-on-one interactions with the professors, which I really value.

- Kellie Tankersley, Bachelor of Science in Health Science
William Crunk

I chose South College for several reasons. South provides an excellent academic environment with accessible and exceptional professors, smaller classrooms and accelerated programs.

- William Crunk, Bachelor of Science in Health Science
Audrey Sherles

While I was looking at programs, South College’s DPT program had a unique atmosphere and was a program that was challenging the traditional brick and mortar DPT education model. It was something I wanted to be a part of, and I wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to learn from the top PTs and educators in the country.

- Audrey Sherles, Doctor of Physical Therapy
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