Recommended Extracurricular Activities



Consider planning out your extra-curricular activities by semester, just like your pre-requisite courses. Starting early helps avoid the stress associated with cramming everything into the last few semesters prior to the application.

Minimum Recommended Extra-curricular Activities

  • PT Experience: 150 hours of PT experience in at least 2 different settings.  Some schools ask for 1000 hours
  • Volunteer Service: 45 hours during each of the pre-PT years including the year of application
  • Leadership: 2 different leadership positions during the pre-PT years
  • Research (strongly recommended): 50 hours. Must be hypothesis-based


















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