Pre Physical Therapy
Robin G. Maxwell, Senior Lecturer, Department of Biology
Randy J. Schmitz, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Six doctoral programs in physical therapy (DPT) are currently available in North Carolina. They are at Duke University, Elon University, UNC-Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, Western Carolina University, and Winston-Salem State University.
Students seeking a DPT degree may major in any academic area but will be expected to complete a core of science courses. The minimum grade point average for admission is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Volunteer experience in physical therapy is required for admission.
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|
|Principles of Biology I|
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
|Principles of Biology II|
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
or KIN 291
|Clinical Human Anatomy|
and Human Physiology Laboratory
or KIN 292
|Clinical Human Physiology|
Select one option of the following:
|General Physics I|
|General Physics II|
|General Physics I with Calculus|
|General Physics II with Calculus|
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
|General Chemistry II|
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
|Human Growth and Development||3|
|Human Development Across the Life Span|
or PSY 250