Physical therapist working with a patient

Your Path to Physical Therapy School

Physical Therapists prevent and treat a wide variety of physical conditions due to disease, injury, or repetitive stress, and work with patients to improve function and movement. This profession is physically demanding and offers career flexibility.

The courses outlined below will help you meet the undergraduate science requirements for admission to a Physical Therapy program. There are many blended program options available to students, and the following curriculum is a sample for a DPT program designed for those with a bachelor’s degree. Many programs require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

Sample Post-Bacc Pre-PT Curriculum:

2 semesters Anatomy & Physiology, 8 credits
2 semesters General Chemistry with labs, 8 credits
2 semesters Physics with labs, 10 credits
1 semester Biology, 4 credits
1 semester Exercise Physiology, 4 credits
1 semester Psychology, 3 credits
1 semester Statistics, 3 credits

A Note From Your Advisor

There are many blended program options available to students. Programs that combine a bachelor’s degree with a graduate program often require application to both at the outset of the undergraduate program. Many programs require the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).

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