Prerequisite Courses for Physical Therapy
The following prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better within 10 years of the application deadline date. (Exceptions to the 10-year limit may be made for individuals who work in a health field.) Prerequisite courses, in which a laboratory component is required, must be taken as a hands-on, in-class course:
- One course in biology with laboratory
- Two courses in anatomy and physiology. These may be:
- one course in anatomy and a second course in physiology, or
- a two-semester sequence in anatomy and physiology as a combined course.
(In either case, each course must include a laboratory.)
- Two courses in chemistry, with laboratories
- Two courses in physics, with laboratories
- One semester of general or introductory psychology
- A second course in psychology (suggested courses include abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, physiological psychology, or neuroscience)
- One course in mathematics
- One course in statistics
Students are also expected to be computer literate before entering the program. Several of the courses assume that the student is proficient in the following areas: general computer skills, word-processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, and Internet. Remedial instruction in computer literacy is available.