2013-2014 Catalog

 

Pre-physical Therapy Program

NOTE: Another major must be declared as this is a program to enable the student to pursue graduate education in a professional physical therapy school.

Description

The Pre-physical Therapy program consists of a combination of courses in addition to the course requirements for any other official university major. However, majors in Athletic Training, Biology, Exercise Science, and Psychology best complement this program and application to a professional physical therapy school. This program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree and is designed to prepare the student for application to a professional physical therapy school. Some professional schools may require additional coursework; therefore, it is imperative that the students obtain the appropriate prerequisite requirements and related information from potential graduate schools and work with their advisors to meet all admissions requirements.

Admission

Due to the high academic achievement that is required for admission to professional schools, there is an admission process for entry into the Pre-physical Therapy program. Upon completion of the sophomore year, students interested in the Pre-physical Therapy program must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and interview with the Pre-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 student will be dismissed from the program but may continue in his or her major. Transcript the same way Pre-med is done.

Requirements Pre-physical Therapy Core (36 credits)

Required Courses

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-112General Statistics

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

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

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