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.
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
Pre-Physical Therapy Track Required Coursework
This emphasis is intended for those interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in physical therapy and includes coursework in biology and the physical sciences.
Internship Prerequisites: A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better; a grade of C- or better in HPR 202, HPR 260, HPR 302, HPR 304, and HPR 410; and a minimum of 12 credits earned at Marymount are needed to register for the internship.
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 GPA of 2.0 and a minimum grade of C- in BIO 151, BIO 151L, BIO 152, BIO 152L, BIO 161, BIO 161L, BIO 162, BIO 162L, PHYS 161, PHYS 161L, PHYS 162, PHYS 162L, CHM 151, CHM 151L, CHM 152, CHM 152L, MA 132, PSY 101 OR PSY 110, HPR 202, HPR 260, HPR 302, HPR 304, HPR 410, and HPR 415.
Degree Requirements — Health Sciences (Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis)
This degree requires a total of 120 credits.
To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. Some courses also satisfy Liberal Arts Core and/or University Requirements (*).