Pre Physical Therapy


Requirements for the MPT and DPT generally include the courses listed below.

Additional recommendations include computer literacy and course work in biomechanics, and genetics. Students should contact the programs directly to ensure that they meet current requirements for each school. A complete listing of accredited physical therapy programs is available from the American Physical Therapy Association.

American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Students should contact an advisor for assistance in planning their program of study.

Elementary Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Introductory Biology8
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
Clinical Human Anatomy
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Laboratory
Clinical Human Physiology
Select one option of the following:
Option A
General Physics I
General Physics II
Option B
General Physics I with Calculus
General Physics II with Calculus
General Chemistry8
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
General Psychology3
General Psychology
Human Growth and Development3
Human Development Across the Life Span
Developmental Psychology
CPR Certification