Physical Therapy Pre-College Summer Academy

Are you thinking about a career in physical therapy? Learn about the exciting field of physical therapy and the exercise science major that provides an ideal track at Rutgers University to prepare to apply to a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Graduate Program.

Students in the Physical Therapy Pre-College Summer Academy will receive advice on how to prepare for this growing field from academic advisors and professionals in the field. Students will tour the Functional Human Anatomy and Exercise Physiology Labs, visit the Graduate Rutgers DPT North Campus, and learn about nutrition and a healthy lifestyle through a hands-on cooking demonstration. Students will:

  • Gain perspective and exposure to the field of physical therapy
  • Learn about the wide range career opportunities available
  • Receive an overview of undergraduate coursework
  • Engage with professionals and current DPT student


August 4–10


View a breakdown of what to expect at the Physical Therapy Pre-College Summer Academy.


International and U.S. high school (secondary school) juniors and seniors age 16-18 who are interested in exploring physical therapy as a possible career should apply.


Students have the option to earn 1.5 credits by registering and paying tuition and fees for the Rutgers University–New Brunswick Summer Session course Foundations of Kinesiology and Health (01:377:140). Visit the Rutgers–New Brunswick Summer Session website for more information.