Pre-Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy

If you’re looking to eventually pursue an advanced degree in occupational or physical therapy, our special advisement path can help take you there. Students who are interested in physical therapy often choose majors such as exercise sciencebiology or community health with a concentration in allied health. Students interested in occupational therapy commonly study psychology or an education-related major.

Student massaging calf muscle

What Makes SUNY Cortland Special?

No matter which major you choose, youll earn the prerequisites needed to continue your study in physical therapy at the graduate level. Youll also discover an emphasis on service-learning and career flexibility if your career goal changes. Learn more about what makes SUNY Cortland unique.

Support from the Start

Working closely with a special advisor ensures that you’ll pursue the requirements needed to further your education at the graduate level.

Career Services also offers individual advising and expert advice on key topics such as interview prep and worthwhile internships.

Get Involved

College goes beyond the classroom at SUNY Cortland. Our students enhance their experience through research, internships, volunteer opportunities and student clubs.

Student Clubs

Next Steps

Contact Us

Kinesiology Department
Phone: 607-753-4300

Biological Sciences Department
Phone: 607-753-2715

Health Department
Phone: 607-753-4225

Psychology Department
Phone: 607-753-4218

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Credit Hours: 124


SUNY Cortland recognizes excellence in its students with awards and scholarships.

  • Outstanding Senior Student in Exercise Science

See all Scholarship Opportunities

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