Student Timelines

Freshman Year:

  • Visit the Career Center to explore your career options
  • Schedule a job shadowing experience in your field of interest
  • Join Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Club (PTOTC) and get involved with Physical Therapy Special Interest Group (PTSIG)
  • Identify research opportunities on campus
  • Research physical/occupational therapy programs to be aware of specific school requirements

Sophomore Year:

  • Continue obtaining job shadowing experience
  • Continue involvement with PTSIG
  • Stay on track with your course requirements for physical/occupational therapy school
  • Volunteer on campus and in the community

Junior Year:

  • Check PT/OT schools’ sites regularly to meet application deadlines
  • Inquire about taking the SCMH3910 Pre-Physical Therapy Practicum course
  • Participate in mock interviews in fall
  • Take a GRE prep course or study on your own
  • Take multiple practice GREs during spring semester
  • Take GRE end of May

Senior Year:

  • Complete all secondary applications
  • Continue to achieve good grades
  • Interview
  • Graduate



Beneficial Auburn

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Linda Bruner,
Pre-Health Advisor

Dr. Kevin Huggins,
Nutrition Science Undergraduate Coordinator,
Associate Professor of Nutrition Science

Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED)

Beverly Childress,
Pre-Health Director
of Pre-Professional Advisory Committee (PPAC)
College of Science and Mathematics