Pre-Physical Therapy Specialization

Completion of this specialization, along with introductory Biology and Chemistry courses, will fulfill the core science requirements for physical therapy schools; however, each school has its own list of course requirements. Students should check the requirements for each PT school of interest. In addition to science courses, students should also take a full year of writing-focused courses (FYS + one ENG course), Math (Statistics), and social science courses (at least one year). 

Biology (4–8 credits)

Complete either BIO-159 or both BIO-201 and BIO-202 with their respective lab courses. Please note that either BIO-201L or BIO-210L may be taken as the corresponding lab course for BIO-201.

Biology

BIO-159Cellular Basis of Human Physiology

3 credits

BIO-159LCellular Basis of Human Physiology Lab

1 credit

-or

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BIO-201Molecules to Cells

3 credits

BIO-201LMolecules to Cells Lab

1 credit

-or

BIO-210LMolecules to Cells Research-Based Lab

1 credit

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-and

BIO-202Organismal Biology

3 credits

BIO-202LOrganismal Biology

1 credit

Anatomy & Physiology (14 credits)

BIO-224Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3 credits

BIO-224LHuman Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1 credit

BIO-225Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3 credits

BIO-225LHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1 credit

HHP-280Medical Terminology

2 credits

HHP-343Physiology of Exercise I

3 credits

HHP-343LPhysiology of Exercise I Lab

1 credit

Physics (8–10 credits)

Complete either the General or Analytical Physics sequence. Please note that Analytical Physics requires MAT-175 as a prerequisite.

PHY-231General Physics I

3 credits

PHY-231LGeneral Physics I Lab

1 credit

PHY-232General Physics II

3 credits

PHY-232LGeneral Physics II Lab

1 credit

-or

PHY-271Analytical Physics I

3 credits

PHY-271LAnalytical Physics I Lab

1 credit

PHY-272LAnalytical Physics II Lab

1 credit

PHY-272Analytical Physics II

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 26-32