College of Health and Science

Pre-Physical Therapy

Students intending to apply for physical therapy school would be best prepared by completing a Biology B.S., Biology B.A. or an Exercise Science B.S.

These are generally required courses for entry into Doctor of Physical Therapy programs. 1
General Biology (1 year-BIO120 and BIO130) and one additional biology course (BIO210 or BIO330)
Biology I: The Unity of Life (4)
Biology II: The Diversity of Life (4)
Genetics (4)
Cell Biology (4)
Chemistry (1 year)
General Chemistry I (4)
General Chemistry II (4)
Anatomy and Physiology (1 year)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
Physics (1 year)
Introductory Physics for Biological and Health Sciences I (4)
General Physics I (Calc Based) (4)
Introductory Physics for Biological and Health Sciences II (4)
General Physics II (Calc Based) (4)
Introduction to Psychology (PSY101) and one additional social/behavioral science course (PSY230, PSY360, or KHS400)
Introduction to Psychology (4)
Lifespan Developmental Psychology (4)
Abnormal Psychology (4)
Health Psychology 2 (4)
Statistics
Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)
Other required or recommended courses
Medical Terminology (2)
Precalculus (4)
Calculus I (4)
Biomechanics (4)
Exercise Physiology (4)