24 yr old Finance major interested in PT school (Do I have a chance?)

Jun 15, 2020
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Hello everyone!

I don't know if this is the right place to even post this thread but I believe I would be considered non-traditional after taking a year off and being a non-science related major. I ended up taking a year off and deferring my scholarships because life happened and I needed to find out what I wanted to do with my life going forward. I took my first two years and was still indecisive about what major I wanted to pursue. Skip forward and here I am finishing my last semester as a Finance major/ Management minor. I have taken several general science courses like Biology, some chemistry and that's it. I only went with Finance because I figured it would be beneficial to learn personal financial management and could be useful outside of a career as well. Honestly, I am more interested in science and come from a background of being an athlete. I wish I would have pursued Kinesiology, but at the end of the day, I'm happy I stuck with what I chose and made a decision. My cumulative GPA is a 3.6 as of right now. I'm finishing my last 12 hours this semester and will be done with undergrad. I was looking at possibly trying to go to PT school or pre-med but I don't have any idea how things are going for pre-PT and pre-med students right now with COVID going on. If you were me with the times that we are in right now, what would be smart to do to try and get ahead with taking prereqs, post bacc, etc.? I feel pretty confident I will do well in my science prerequisite courses. Should I start taking them at my local community college next semester? Any information and even some help on what route or direction to go would be much appreciated. Basically, I just want to know if I even have a shot still with being 24 and being a Finance major?
 
May 14, 2020
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  1. DPT / OTD
Yes I think you would have a good chance. With the pt application world being so flooded with exercise science, kinesiology, and psych pre-pt majors, it would probably be refreshing to see an eligible business major.
The important thing I would say about prerequisites is that sure you can enroll in a couple now, but mostly everything will be online. PT schools are allowing applicants to take online courses because of covid, but down the line in a couple years, those online courses would be seen as unsatisfactory because they want you take them in person. You should list out the science, psychology & communication/literature classes you’ve taken so we can pinpoint which classes are the most vital for taking in the future.
In the meantime, you need to obtain a rehabilitation technician job in order to show schools you’ve been heavily exposed to the field since you are a business major. Plus it helps you to know this is truly the field you want to enter. As well, you’ll need letters of recommendation from at least 1 PT.
I just finished my application for this cycle so I’d be happy to answer any fine detail questions.
 

ya1

Mar 9, 2019
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Of course you have a chance! Your GPA is good and competitive. Just take all pre-reques in a community college. PT schols do not care where you taek pre-reques as long as you have good grades. Your age does not matter. I has classmates in their 40s. Your major does not matter either; they care about your grades only.
 
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Mar 8, 2013
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Cape Coral, FL
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  1. DPT / OTD
Yes you do, I was accepted into the DPT program and my undergraduate degree is in Finance. You are a unique applicant and you will be fine!!
Hello everyone!

I don't know if this is the right place to even post this thread but I believe I would be considered non-traditional after taking a year off and being a non-science related major. I ended up taking a year off and deferring my scholarships because life happened and I needed to find out what I wanted to do with my life going forward. I took my first two years and was still indecisive about what major I wanted to pursue. Skip forward and here I am finishing my last semester as a Finance major/ Management minor. I have taken several general science courses like Biology, some chemistry and that's it. I only went with Finance because I figured it would be beneficial to learn personal financial management and could be useful outside of a career as well. Honestly, I am more interested in science and come from a background of being an athlete. I wish I would have pursued Kinesiology, but at the end of the day, I'm happy I stuck with what I chose and made a decision. My cumulative GPA is a 3.6 as of right now. I'm finishing my last 12 hours this semester and will be done with undergrad. I was looking at possibly trying to go to PT school or pre-med but I don't have any idea how things are going for pre-PT and pre-med students right now with COVID going on. If you were me with the times that we are in right now, what would be smart to do to try and get ahead with taking prereqs, post bacc, etc.? I feel pretty confident I will do well in my science prerequisite courses. Should I start taking them at my local community college next semester? Any information and even some help on what route or direction to go would be much appreciated. Basically, I just want to know if I even have a shot still with being 24 and being a Finance major?
 

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