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Pre-Physical Therapy Requirements

This emphasis is intended for those interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in physical therapy and includes coursework in biology and the physical sciences. In order to become a physical therapist, an advanced degree is required.  The Pre-Physical Therapy track prepares you with the necessary coursework and skills needed to successfully apply and be granted admission into Doctoral Programs in Physical Therapy upon graduation. 

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) outlines the coursework and experience needed to apply to graduate programs.  Students are encouraged to work with their faculty advisor to develop the educational plan that helps you achieve your goals of becoming a Physical Therapist.  

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The total number of credits required for the Bachelor's of Science degree in Health Sciences degree is 120, which includes the Liberal Arts Core and University Requirements 


Major Requirements:  ___ credits

Pre-Physical Therapy Track Required Coursework

  • BIO 151 General Biology I (3)
  • BIO 151L General Biology I Lab (1)
  • BIO 152 General Biology II (3)
  • BIO 152L General Biology II Lab (1)
  • BIO 161 Anatomy and Physiology I (3)
  • BIO 161L Anatomy and Physiology I Lab (1)
  • BIO 162 Anatomy and Physiology II (3)
  • BIO 162L Anatomy and Physiology II Lab (1)
  • PHYS 161 College Physics I (3)
  • PHYS 161L College Physics I Lab (1)
  • PHYS 162 College Physics II (3)
  • PHYS 162L College Physics II Lab (1)
  • CHM 151 Principles of Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM 151L Principles of Chemistry I Lab (1)
  • CHM 152 Principles of Chemistry II (3)
  • CHM 152L Principles of Chemistry II Lab (1)
  • HPR 201 Introduction to Health and Exercise Science (3)
  • HPR 202 Exercise Physiology (3)
  • HPR 215 Introduction to Public Health (3)*
  • HPR 225 Health Psychology (3)
  • HPR 230 Community Health (3)
  • HPR 240 Principles of Epidemiology (3)*
  • HPR 260 Introduction to Sports Medicine (3)
  • HPR 301 Health and Fitness Program Management (3)
  • HPR 302 Fitness and Health Assessment (3)
  • HPR 304 Developing Physical Training Programs (3)
  • HPR 308 Global Health and Culture (3)
  • HPR 340 Nutrition for Optimal Health (3)
  • HPR 400 Senior Internship (3)
  • HPR 406 Stress Management (3)
  • HPR 410 Anatomical Kinesiology
  • HPR 415 Applications in Human Performance (3)
  • PSY 101 General Psychology (3) or PSY 110 Human Growth and Development (3)
  • MA 132 Statistical Analysis (4)
* Take either HPR 215 or HPR 240

Internship Requirements: When other requirements are completed, and minimum grade requirements are met, the student is placed in a 120-hour, three-credit internship. 

Minimum Grade Requirement: A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and a minimum grade of C- in BIO 151BIO 151LBIO 152BIO 152LBIO 161BIO 161LBIO 162BIO 162L, CHM 151, CHM 151L, CHM 152, CHM 152L, PHYS 161, PHYS 161L, PHYS 162, PHYS 162L, MA 132, PSY 101 or PSY 110, HPR 202HPR 260HPR 302HPR 304HPR 410, and HPR 415.

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