Physical Therapy Concentration (B.H.S.)

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) degree program prior to the beginning of the senior year is required to complete the B.H.S. physical therapy concentration requirements. Admission to the D.P.T. program is highly competitive and requires completion of the pre-professional program. Students should refer to the Graduate Bulletin for admission and course requirements for the D.P.T. degree.

PLEASE NOTE: Student may NOT apply to or earn the Bachelor of Health Science with a concentration in physical therapy degree retroactively or after a subsequent higher level degree has been conferred.

The Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has established a combined undergraduate and graduate program in Physical Therapy. Qualified senior students may enroll simultaneously in the undergraduate Bachelor of Health Science with concentration in physical therapy degree program and the graduate Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) degree program and apply a maximum of thirty credits toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree. Those who elect the combined program may expect to complete the B.H.S. physical therapy concentration and the D.P.T. degrees in 6.5 years of full-time study.

Degree Requirements

All course work for the B.H.S. physical therapy concentration must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the University and the College governing undergraduate scholarship and degrees. Students will need to complete one hundred and twenty credits with a g.p.a. of 2.0 or better, including courses taken that apply to the concentration. Students who have successfully completed at least 30 credits at Wayne State University are eligible.

Course Requirements

Science Prerequisite Courses
BIO 1510Basic Life Mechanisms4
BIO 2870Anatomy and Physiology5
BIO 3200Human Physiology3
CHM 1220General Chemistry I4
CHM 1230General Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHM 1240Organic Chemistry I4
CHM 1250Organic Chemistry I Laboratory1
PHY 2130Physics for the Life Sciences I4
PHY 2131Physics for the Life Sciences Laboratory1
PHY 2140Physics for the Life Sciences II4
PHY 2141Physics for the Life Sciences Laboratory1
Non-Science Prerequisite Courses
ENG 1020Introductory College Writing3
LFA 2330First Aid and CPR (or equiv.)3
PSY 1010Introductory Psychology4
PSY 2030Statistical Methods in Psychology4
General Education Requirements exclusive of BC, IC, LS and PS as cited above
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) 23
Visual and Performing Arts (VP)3
Writing Intensive Course (WI)0-3
To reach 90 credits0-12
B.H.S. Physical Therapy Concentration Courses
Select up to 30 credits of the following:30
Clinical Applications I
Foundations of Physical Therapy
Basic Patient Care in Physical Therapy
Human Growth and Development
Surface Anatomy
Basic Examination and Evaluation Procedures
Neurosciences for Health Care Professionals
Clinical Medicine
Kinesiology and Biomechanics
Clinical Applications of Human Anatomy
Clinical Applications of Human Anatomy: Laboratory
Pathophysiology for Health Sciences
Research I: Critical Thinking
Physiology of Exercise II
Teaching and Learning in Health Care
Motor Learning and Motor Control

Honors Designation

Students enrolled in the Irvin D. Reid Honors College while completing the pre-concentration requirements will be eligible for the Honors distinction with the B.H.S. degree if all requirements set forth by the Honors College have been met.