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Date of Award

5-1989

Degree Type

Thesis (On-Campus Access Only)

Degree Name

Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)

First Advisor

Daiva Banaitis, PhD, PT

Second Advisor

Pat Tangeman, MEd, PT

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the reasons for discontinuance by pre-physical therapy (pre-PT) students at Pacific University (P.U.) and report the problems students had encountered. Students at P.U. who were interested in pre-PT, between the fall 1986 and the fall 1989, answered biographical questionnaires which provided information for a descriptive study. ANOVA, chi-squared values, and frequency distributions were calculated and it was found that there was a relationship between students whose original major was pre-PT and those who had discontinued (p<.05). An implication from this study was that pre-PT students at P.U. may benefit from specific information early in their college career to avoid discontinuance secondary to unexpected reasons.

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