For movement and exercise science majors

At UNI, the pre-physical therapy program is a suggested program of study that prepares students to apply to professional school after their undergraduate degree. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in physical therapy, look no further. Graduates from UNI’s movement and exercise science major routinely have among the highest physical therapy school placement rates nationally.

Pre-health students presenting research with professor.

Over 3.5 GPA

In the past 4 years, 100% of the Exercise Science students at UNI with a GPA over 3.5 were accepted

Most popular major


Exercise science is the most common major for pre-PT students nationally and at UNI



89% of our students that applied to PT school were accepted over the past 4 years

Former UNI pre-PT student Alex Uding


"An amazing launching point for my professional career. The small classroom size, dedicated professors, and well-rounded curriculum allowed me to explore my individual interests while always feeling supported by knowledgeable and compassionate faculty. The program gave me a pathway to getting into the physical therapy program of my choice."

Alex Uding, Program Alum and Physical Therapist




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Department of Kinesiology
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Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0200

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