Recommended high school classes in physical therapy
To prepare for a health-related major in college, you can start by taking the right classes in high school:
Health & Physical Education courses
Begin learning about physical therapy basics with Health and PE classes from eAchieve. Our online courses include Intro to Fitness and Fitness Fundamentals, recommended for all students who want to become physical trainers. Learn the 5 Fitness Components, FITT principles, and the benefits of proper exercise technique.
These classes are each one semester and available to high school students at any grade level.
Additionally, the state of Wisconsin requires 1 credit of Health and PE to graduate from eAchieve.
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Physical therapists work closely with doctors, nurses, and other medical staff. Make sure you know your anatomy and physiology with online science classes from eAchieve.
Get to know the basics of the human body with Anatomy and Physiology class. Start with the prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry. Chemistry itself has prerequisite, Algebra 1.
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You might wonder how math is used in physical therapy. You’ll need math to better treat injuries and disabilities. Calculate angles to determine the ideal range of motion for a patient with limited mobility. Use basic algebra to determine BMI. And percentages make it easier to track patient assessments. eAchieve has the math classes you need to start your physical therapy career.
The math classes required for physical therapy careers tie into the science you need to know. Algebra is a prerequisite to Chemistry which is a prerequisite for our Anatomy and Physiology class.
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Patient exercise plans need to be easy to understand if you want to see progress between appointments. Take English classes with eAcheive to learn about concise writing techniques.
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World Language courses
Expand your work opportunities with multiple languages! Bilingual physical therapists can make more money by working with patients who would otherwise need a translator. Being your own translator can make you a valuable asset to your bosses. eAchieve has world language courses in Spanish, French, German, and Chinese.
All High School World Language Courses
How to prepare for a career as a physical therapist
eAchieve has career-planning resources to prepare high school students for Wisconsin’s graduation requirements for all students. We have all the classes required by the state available online! Meet service learning requirements and prepare for your physical therapy career by volunteering at a local hospital. Our career-planning makes it easy to prepare for your dream job.
Don’t forget to take fun and interesting electives for your college transcript. Classes include art, cooking, and musical instruments like guitar. Take this opportunity to learn new things you’ve always wanted to try.
Doctor of Physical Therapy programs at the nation’s top colleges & universities
eAchieve Academy graduates have been accepted into colleges and universities all over the globe. Ask our counselors for help finding the right school for your degree plan.
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree programs are common at four-year universities. Prerequisites often include Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, and other science-based courses. Start your college program right by having all these perquisites under your belt while you’re still in high school. You can get those classes out of the way now and focus on getting into a good college.
Find out the top high school classes needed for college admission in the United States. Each state has different requirements for DPT certification. If you plan to live and work outside of Wisconsin, make sure your college physical therapy program will help you get your license.
eAchieve Academy has the resources to help you prepare for many physical therapy careers:
- Physical therapist
- Coach and athletic trainers
- Occupational therapist
- Orthotic and prosthetic trainers
More About eAchieve Academy Online
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As a charter school, we have the latest classes available to our students. And through our local Wisconsin connections, we have student activities like clubs and proms. Sign up for our online classes to start working towards your diploma. Learn more about how eAchieve Academy works.