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Pre-Physical & Pre-Occupational Therapy

Southern Nazarene University’s Pre-Physical Therapy & Pre-Occupational Therapy is regionally known for the quality of students that continue into the top graduate schools in the country including University of Oklahoma Health & Science Center, Langston and Northwestern University. The program is designed to reflect the classes for admittance at OUHSC yet students may customize their degree to meet the prerequisite requirements of other specific professional programs. In fact, our program has four core “hands on” courses, Lower Extremity Injury Evaluation, Upper Extremity Injury Evaluation, Therapeutic Modalities and Therapeutic Physical Rehabilitation. These courses are very unusual to incorporate on the undergraduate level—the result is our graduates feel like they are years ahead of the rest of the class in graduate school.

Pre-Physical & Occupational Therapy at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahoma

Physical & Occupational Therapy Careers

When you graduate with your degree in Kinesiology from SNU, you’ll have the preparation you need for a successful career in many professions such as:

  • Physician Assistant
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Personal Trainer


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Alumni Spotlight

Emily Blackstad
Emily Blackstad

Currently: Northeastern State University's Occupational Therapy Program
In Her Words: “The Pre-OT program at SNU truly prepared me for OT school. Having a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology has made graduate level anatomy much less intimidating. The professors at SNU hold you and your work to a higher standard, while still caring about you as a person. The semester-long internship caused me to jump head first into my career field, making important contacts and put my "book knowledge" to use. Going to SNU was the best decision I could have made, as it caused me to be one step ahead of the curve in my journey to become an OT.”


Our Nazarene Heritage
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage