2017-2018 ptcas course prerequisite summary page 3 anatomy anatomy & physiology i anatomy & physiology ii physiology biology / biological science biology i biology ii chemistry chemistry i chemistry ii physics physics i physics ii psychology social/behavioral science statistics math exercise physiology medical terminology english composition / writing communication/speech humanities ethics. Prerequisite courses listed below are the prerequisite courses required for admissions to the doctor of physical therapy program grades of c or better are required in all prerequisite courses, and all prerequisite courses must be completed at an accredited institution with a minimum 300 gpa. No prerequisite coursework with a grade below c will be accepted the program does not have a statute of limitations on prerequisite courses applicants will be considered to have met the prerequisites even if the courses were taken many years ago, however, with the program's academic rigor the applicant's current academic aptitude is considered.
American physical therapy association 1111 north fairfax street, alexandria, va 22314-1488 703/684-apta (2782) 800/999-2782 703/684-7343 (fax) contact us follow ptcas. Also, you will have to have fulfilled certain prerequisites prerequisites, in this case, include specific college coursework, minimum gre scores, and a minimum gpa why are prerequisites required your investment in earning the doctor of physical therapy is significant, both financially and personally.
Applicants accepted for admission must successfully complete all prerequisite courses by the end of the subsequent spring semester, with final grades documented by the official transcriptan overall minimum grade point average of 30 on a 40 scale admission requirements - doctor of physical therapy evidence of 40 hours' observation in. Prerequisite courses applicants are encouraged to complete most of the prerequisite courses, especially basic science courses, prior to application enrollment is contingent on satisfactory completion (a grade of c or better) of all requirements and receipt of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
General pre-physical therapy school course requirements prerequisite requirements vary slightly between schools it is important to check the requirements of each school you are considering to make sure you complete all requirements of the schools to which you plan to apply it is better to begin your research on physical therapy programs sooner than later (preferably by your sophomore year. A single course may not be used to fulfill more than one prerequisite requirement (except a combined human anatomy/physiology class that is six semester credits or greater and includes a laboratory may be used to fulfill both the anatomy and physiology requirements.
Required prerequisite coursework the following are brief descriptions or guidelines for the required prerequisites for the ucsf/sfsu gradate program in physical therapy students should use these descriptions to guide their selection of the appropriate coursework. Accepted as a substitution for completion of any college level prerequisite coursework unless validated by advanced coursework in the subject matter which demonstrates academic strength or unless de courses were completed at a four-year university.
We provide links to valuable pre-physical therapy resources on our pre-physical therapy pathway web page pages 2 - 4 : detailed prerequisite courses information schools vary on the date for completion of prerequisite courses, and many schools have minimum gpa requirements. Unofficial prerequisite worksheet pacific university offers an optional service for candidates who would like their academic history reviewed use the dpt unofficial prerequisite worksheet to help determine which prerequisites are fulfilled and which courses you may still need to complete for the school of physical therapy. Doctor of physical therapy (dpt) doctor of physical therapy admissions estimated costs & financial aid admissions faq phd in rehabilitation sciences for prospective students prerequisite courses please note: level of courses must be appropriate for science majors, and must have been completed.
All prerequisite (prereq) courses must be completed prior to beginning the program without exception students may apply with outstanding prereq courses so long as the student demonstrates a plan to complete those courses before matriculating in the program. One additional course in psychology english and writing — 6 semester credits/8 quarter credits at least one above introductory level course of at least 3 semester credits or 5 quarter credits a combination of writing intensive coursework offered outside of an english or writing department may be considered with valid evidence, such as syllabus.
While a course may transfer as an equivalent for the purposes of an undergraduate degree, undergraduate science courses that are designated as courses for non-majors are not accepted as prerequisites for entry into the dpt program.