Coursework

Course preparation varies by physical therapy school. It is the responsibility of each student to confirm requirements for the specific schools to which they may be applying.  Minimum pre-requisites for most physical therapy programs would require the following UST courses:

Biology

  • BIOL 207 Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution
  • BIOL 208 Biological Communication and Energetics

Chemistry

  • CHEM 111 General Chemistry I (Note: CHEM 115 Accelerated General Chemistry can substitute for CHEM 111 & 112)
  • CHEM 112 General Chemistry II

Health & Human Performance

  • EXSC 213 Human Anatomy
  • EXSC 214 Human Physiology
  • EXSC 240 Medical Terminology (2 credits)
  • EXSC 326 Kinesiology              

Physics

  • PHYS 109 General Physics I
  • PHYS 110 General Physics II

OR

  • PHYS 111 Introduction to Classical Physics I
  • PHYS 112 Introduction to Classical Physics II

Mathematics

  • MATH 113 Calculus I (Note: MATH 108 & 109 Calculus with Review I & II can substitute for 113)

Statistics

  • STAT 220 Statistics I

Psychology

  • PSYC 111 General Psychology
  • Upper level PSYC elective

Plus, 100+ hours of DPT observation.