Pre-Physical Therapy

Associate in Science (Transfer)

With physical therapy, you can help patients restore their quality of life following an illness or injury. You may also conduct research, educate patients, and help prevent disease. ICC’s pre-physical therapy program prepares you for professional school with experienced instructors, affordable tuition, and small class sizes.

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Learn the fundamental principles of biology from expert instructors. Build the practical skills needed for success in the lab, gain experience conducting research, and working in teams. This program will prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university after graduation. There, you can explore pre-professional fields and continue into a school of physical therapy. 

A Quality Education

Our state-of-the-art health teaching facilities mean you’ll have the best preparation for your advanced education.

Get Involved

Network with fellow students from across ICC’s health programs in the Pre-Health Club.

Career Opportunities

Physical therapists work in many possible settings, including hospitals, outpatient clinics, private offices, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, and skilled nursing facilities.


20 Months

If full time

4 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our program can be completed at your pace; just plan for a longer time-to-degree.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Our STEM programs qualify for financial aid. That might include scholarships, grants and loans. Learn more about financial assistance at ICC.



Students per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

Will I be ready to transfer?

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Shelby Wagemann
Ana’s Dual Degrees Elevate Her Education 
Driving Educational Equity: Dual Credit Expansion and Virtual Reality EMT Training
Silas Finds Opportunity and Support During His Pre-Med Studies

Our students find themselves well prepared for transfer, often: performing as well or better than the students who started as freshman in their four-year transfer school.

Jen Fenner, Dean of Math, Science, and Engineering
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How Do I Get Into the Pre-Physical Therapy Program?

Through our pre-health programs, you’ll gain a robust understanding of the foundational principles of biology, skills in operating successfully in the biology laboratory, and experiences with conducting biological research, writing scientific manuscripts, and working with teams.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
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Fri: 8 am – 2 pm