Pre PHysical Therapy Program
The pre physical therapy program at Parkside is designed to help you gain the necessary academic and professional requirements that will help you become a competitive candidate for professional physical therapy schools. We offer exceptional learning opportunities in a small class setting which helps with your success.
Parkside's physical therapy program provides you the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to pursue the next step in your physical therapy degree. If you visualize yourself working collaboratively with other health professional, and helping clients of different ages, health conditions and limitations, restore a quality of life, then a pre-professional path was created for you.
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Partners in your future
Some of the ways we help while you pursue success in the Pre Physical Therapy program
- Assistance in obtaining shadowing and internship experiences with local physical therapists
- Help to ensure you are choosing the correct career pathway
- Gain experience which is a requirement to gain acceptance into physical therapy school (In fact, most DPT programs require a minimum of 80 hours of physical therapy experience.)
Physics Therapy School Pre-Requisites
Below is a list of common science and math prerequisite courses that are required by most physical therapy school programs
Anatomy and Physiology | BIOS 105 and 106 |10 credits OR BIOS 300 and BIOS 341 | 7 credits | 1 year
Biology | BIOS 101 and 102 | 8 credits | 1 year
Chemistry | CHEM 101 and 102 |10 credits | 1 year
Physics | PHYS 105 and 106 |10 credits | 1 year
Psychology | 3 semesters:
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
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
Accredited physical therapy school programs can be found at the National Physical Therapy Association website.
PROGRAM CONTACT INFO
Dr. Bryan Lewis | (262) 595-2327 | firstname.lastname@example.org