2020-2021 Catalog

 

Pre-Occupational/Physical Therapy Programs

The Health and Human Performance (HHP) division is one entry point for those students interested in graduate study within the fields of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.  The Pre-OT and PT programs consist of a combination of courses taken in conjunction with the course requirements for any other university major.  Common major choices include Exercise Science, Biology and Psychology.  These programs are designed to prepare students for application to a professional graduate program.  It should be noted that these pre-programs do not meet all requirements for all graduate OT and PT programs.  Some schools may require different coursework; therefore as a student narrows their choice of graduate programs, it is imperative that the students identify the appropriate prerequisite requirements necessary.  Students should work with their academic advisors to ensure they have met all of the necessary admissions requirements. The coursework for these two pre-professional programs is listed below. 

 

Admission

Due to the high academic achievement that is required for admission to professional schools, there is an admission process for entry into these programs. Upon completion of the sophomore year, students interested in the Pre-Occupational/Physical Therapy programs must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and interview with the Pre-Occupational/Physical Therapy advisor (this individual is usually the student's academic major advisor). It is essential that the GPA be maintained. Should a student's GPA fall below the 3.0 requirement, the student will be put on probation from the program and be given one semester to increase his or her GPA back into the acceptable range. If the GPA is not increased to a 3.0 or above, the Pre-OT/PT designation will be dropped from the degree audit. If the student is graduating in that semester, the Pre-OT/PT designation will be dropped from the degree audit and the diploma.

 

Reinstatement Back into the Program

If at a later  date  both  of the  GPAs are raised  to the  required  level,  the  student  can request  reinstatement  to the program by submitting a written request to the Pre-OT/PT Committee.

 

Transfer Students

Transfer students wishing to enter the Pre-OT/PT program will need to demonstrate that they meet the GPA requirements in core courses and overall completed courses based on applicable classes at previous accredited institutions. All subsequent decisions as to retention in the Pre-OT/PT program will be based on IWU courses only. 

 

 

Requirements Pre-Occupational Therapy Core (*39-40 credits)

*Many of these requirements are part of the general education requirements at IWU or already included within specific IWU majors

BIO-111Anatomy and Physiology I

4

-and

BIO-111LAnatomy and Physiology I Lab

0

-or

BIO-311Mammalian Anatomy

4

BIO-112Anatomy and Physiology II

4

-and

BIO-112LAnatomy and Physiology II Lab

0

-or

BIO-312General Physiology

4

PHE-190Medical Terminology

3

MAT-204Applied Statistics I

3

-or

MAT-305Statistics for Social Sciences

3

PHY-211General Physics I

4

-and

PHY-211LGeneral Physics Lab

0

SOC-150Introduction to Sociology

3

-or

SOC-210Intergroup Relations

3

PSY-150General Psychology

3

PSY-250Developmental Psychology

3

PSY-366Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

3

-Research Methods Course (2-3)

2-3

BIO-311 Mammalian Anatomy and BIO-312 General Physiology are two biology courses that would also meet most professional occupational therapy schools' prerequisites for admittance and can replace BIO-111 and BIO-112 as adequate substitutes for the program requirements.

Recommended Electives

PHE-286Kinesiology

4

CHE-120Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry

4

PHE-370Biomechanics and Physics of Human Movement

3

PHE-370LBiomechanics and Physics of Human Movement Lab

1

Requirements Pre-Physical Therapy Core (*36 credits)

*Many of these requirements are part of the general education requirements at IWU or already included within specific IWU majors

BIO-125Principles of Biology

4

BIO-111Anatomy and Physiology I

4

-and

BIO-111LAnatomy and Physiology I Lab

0

-or

BIO-311Mammalian Anatomy

4

BIO-112Anatomy and Physiology II

4

-and

BIO-112LAnatomy and Physiology II Lab

0

-or

BIO-312General Physiology

4

MAT-204Applied Statistics I

3

-or

MAT-305Statistics for Social Sciences

3

CHE-125General Chemistry I

5

-and

CHE-125LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

0

CHE-126General Chemistry II

5

-and

CHE-126LGeneral Chemistry II Lab

0

PHY-211General Physics I

4

-and

PHY-211LGeneral Physics Lab

0

PHY-212General Physics II

4

-and

PHY-212LGeneral Physics Lab II

0

PSY-150General Psychology

3

SOC-150Introduction to Sociology

3

PSY-250Developmental Psychology

3

BIO-311 Mammalian Anatomy and BIO-312 General Physiology are two biology courses that would also meet most professional physical therapy schools' prerequisites for admittance and can replace BIO-111 and BIO-112 as adequate substitutes for the program requirements.

Recommended Electives

ATR-220Therapeutic Modalities

3

ATR-225Lower Extremity Evaluation and Assessment

2

ATR-226Upper Extremity Evaluation and Assessment

2

ATR-332Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation I

2

ATR-333Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation II

2

PHE-286Kinesiology

4

MAT-113College Algebra With Modeling

3

MAT-120College Algebra/Trigonometry

4

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