The Pre-PT program at UW-Parkside has been designed to outline specific courses that students interested in PT School need to take in order to gain acceptance into PT programs throughout the United States.
The courses offered at UW-Parkside would be required for students planning on pursuing a Masters of PT (MPT) or a Doctorate of PT (DPT).
Students wishing to attend PT school can obtain ANY undergraduate major, however, the vast majority of students applying to and accepted into professional PT programs major in some field of Biology or Chemistry.
Minimum course requirements to be considered for acceptance into PT school are:
1 year of Biology (introductory level) with accompanying laboratories
2 years of Chemistry with accompanying laboratories
- 1 year Introductory Chemistry
- 1 year of Organic Chemistry
1 year of Physics (introductory level) with accompanying laboratories
1 semester of Calculus*
1 year of English Literature
Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
* Amount of Required mathematics varies depending on individual PT programs