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mindlessruffian Said,
February 8th, 2011 @2:36 pm  

I don’t think so. You’d have to get another BA for physical therapy. The masters implies extended study of a subject. If you pick up at the end, it isn’t very extensive

lavaquerabesa Said,
February 8th, 2011 @3:08 pm  

You should be able to get a masters in a different area than your undergrad, but you’ll likely have to take much more “fundamental” coursework to start out with, whereas if you got a masters in the same discipline as your undergrad you’d be able to waive a lot of the beginning classes and be finished faster. If you’re willing to do the extra work in the beginning, you shouldn’t have a problem at all!

mistify Said,
February 8th, 2011 @3:21 pm  

If your BS degree covered the prerequisites required for entrance into the graduate program, you should be fine…pending you meet any other requirements (observation hours, etc).

The prereqs usually include a year each of general chem, physics, and bio. As well as anatomy and physiology, statistics, and psychology (I’m sure you’ve met that part).

Review a list of programs at so you can get an idea of the programs in your area and you can review their requirements.

In the end, it doesn’t matter in what field your BS was…as long as you meet the prerequisites. It may require that you return to school to take a few extra classes.

Amy S Said,
February 8th, 2011 @4:00 pm  

I currently am getting my masters in an area that is different from my bachelors. UCF in Orlando has a great program for my graduate studies. I have to take an additional 6 classes but those 6 are all online. I would go to the school of interest and speak with a graduate advisor. All universities are different so for me it would be helpful to get advice and create a plan of study.

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