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Physical Therapy Program Pre-requisites

The common science/math pre-requisite classes that are required by most physical therapy programs include:

  1. One year of Anatomy and Physiology (BIOS 105 and 106 – 10  credits or BIOS 300 and BIOS 341 – 7 credits)
  2. One year of Biology (BIOS 101  and 102 – 8 credits total)
  3. One year of Chemistry (CHEM 101 and 102 – 10 credits total)
  4. One year of Physics (PHYS 105 and 106 – 10 credits total)
  5. Up to three semesters of Psychology
    • Introduction to Psychological Sciences (PSYC 101 – 3 credits)
    • Developmental Psychology (PSYC 210 – 3 credits)
    • Abnormal Psychology (PSYC 360 – 3 credits)

Other classes you may want to consider taking as electives to help you prepare for physical therapy school include:

  • Biomechanics (HESM 353 – 4 credits)
  • Physiology of Exercise (HESM 354 – 4 credits)
  • Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (HESM 345 – 3 credits)
  • Therapeutic Exercise for Athletic Injuries (HESM 445 – 3 credits)
  • Neuroscience (BIOS 420 – 3 credits)
 

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