Pre-professional Program (Physical Therapy)

Pre-Professional Program Admission Requirements

The applicant must satisfy the undergraduate admission requirements to the University.

Professional Program Admission Requirements

Admission to the the professional program requires admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Students should consult the Graduate Bulletin for details.

Course Requirements

Fall 2017 Application Cycle

Prior to admission to the professional program, the following prerequisites, or their equivalent, must be completed with a grade of a "C" or higher.

Program-Specific Prerequisites
BIO 1510(LS) Basic Life Mechanisms4
BIO 2870Anatomy and Physiology5
BIO 3200Human Physiology 13-4
or BIO 4120 (WI) Comparative Physiology
CHM 1220(PS) General Chemistry I4
CHM 1230General Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHM 1240Organic Chemistry I4
CHM 1250Organic Chemistry I Laboratory1
KIN 3570Physiology of Exercise I3
MAT 1800Elementary Functions4
PHY 2130(PS) Physics for the Life Sciences I4
PHY 2131Physics for the Life Sciences Laboratory1
PHY 2140(PS) Physics for the Life Sciences II4
PHY 2141Physics for the Life Sciences Laboratory1
Non-Science Prerequisite Courses
ENG 1020(BC) Introductory College Writing3
ENG 3050(IC) Technical Communication I: Reports 23
or ENG 3010 (IC) Intermediate Writing
LFA 2330First Aid and CPR (or equiv.)3
PSY 1010(LS) Introductory Psychology3-4
or PSY 1020 (LS) Elements of Psychology
PSY 2400Developmental Psychology4
PSY 3010Statistical Methods in Psychology4
Upper-Level Concentration
If the applicant does not have a bachelor's degree the student must also take at least six additional credits in upper division undergraduate courses (3000 and above) concentrated in one of the following areas: Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Health Science, Physics, or Psychology.6
Electives (to reach 90 credits total)0-12
Courses to satisfy General Education Requirements
American Society and Institutions (AI)3
Critical Thinking (CT)3
Foreign Culture (FC)3
Historical Studies (HS)3
Oral Communication (OC)3
Philosophy and Letters (PL)3
Social Sciences (SS) 33
Visual and Performing Arts (VP)3
1

BIO 3200 is preferred.

2

 ENG 3050 is preferred.

3

ECO 1000 or ECO 2010 is recommended.

Fall 2018 Application Cycle

Prior to admission to the professional program, the following prerequisites, or their equivalent, must be completed with a grade of a "C" or higher.

Program-Specific Prerequisites
BIO 1510(LS) Basic Life Mechanisms4
BIO 2870Anatomy and Physiology5
BIO 3200Human Physiology3
Select two of the following with at least one lab:8-9
(PS) Survey of General Chemistry
Survey of Organic/Biochemistry
(PS) General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
PHY 2130(PS) Physics for the Life Sciences I4
PHY 2131Physics for the Life Sciences Laboratory1
PHY 2140(PS) Physics for the Life Sciences II4
PHY 2141Physics for the Life Sciences Laboratory1
Non-Science Prerequisite Courses
ENG 1020(BC) Introductory College Writing3
LFA 2330First Aid and CPR (or equiv.)3
PSY 1010(LS) Introductory Psychology3-4
or PSY 1020 (LS) Elements of Psychology
STA 1020Elementary Statistics3
Upper-Level Concentration
If the applicant does not have a bachelor's degree the student must also take at least six additional credits in upper division undergraduate courses (3000 and above) concentrated in one of the following areas: Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Health Science, Physics, or Psychology.6
Electives (to reach 90 credits total)0-12
Courses to satisfy General Education Requirements
American Society and Institutions (AI)3
Critical Thinking (CT)3
Foreign Culture (FC)3
Historical Studies (HS)3
Oral Communication (OC)3
Philosophy and Letters (PL)3
Social Sciences (SS) 13
Visual and Performing Arts (VP)3
1

ECO 1000 or ECO 2010 recommended