Physical Therapy

Four Year Pre-requisite plan

 

Physical Therapy Four Year Plan

For many Physical Therapy programs, all prerequisite courses must be completed by the time of application. For example, if an applicant applied in the summer following their junior year, all pre-requisite requirements would need to be completed by the end of the junior year. Consult the The American Physical Therapy Association, Inc. website www.apta.org to view a list of accredited Physical Therapy Program and the requirements and admission statistics for the 175+ Physical Therapy programs.

*Course sequence will vary by major. 

First Year: Fall

BIO 101 Principles of Biology

*CHE 107 Principles of Chemistry OR CHE 106 Introduction to Principles of Chemistry (Recommended in first year if planning on a Biology major, pre-requisite for BIO 201 and BIO 202).

*Before you can register for CHE107, you are required to take the Chemistry placement exam. (CHE 106 offered Fall only and CHE 108 offered January Interim only) are equivalent to CHE 107. Find out more about the CHE placement exam, click here.

FTS 100 (Writing Intensive course-WRITI)

PSY 100 General Psychology


First Year: January Interim

*CHE 108 Chemical Thermodynamics & Equilibrium (Recommended in first year if planning on a Biology major, pre-requisite for BIO 201 and BIO 202).

*(CHE 106 offered Fall only and CHE 108 offered January Interim only) are equivalent to CHE 107. Find out more about the CHE placement exam, click here.


First Year: Spring

BIO 102 Organismal Biology

CHE 141 Organic Chemistry I (Recommended in first year if planning on a Biology major, pre-requisite for BIO 201 and BIO 202)

S/A 111, 112, 113 or other S/A course


Second Year: Fall

HES 234 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

CHE 107 Principles of Chemistry 

HES 212 Lifespan Development or (PSY 234 Child Developmental and PSY 235 Adult Development)


Second Year: Spring

HES 235 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

CHE 141 Organic Chemistry I

PSY 241 Abnormal Psychology

MCS 121 or 118/119 Calculus


Third Year: Fall

PHY 120/121 General Physics I or PHY 122/121 General Physics I w/calculus

MCS 142 Introduction to Statistics (or *equivalent, not E/M- 125)

 *All MN PT programs accept HES 220 Research and Stats (Fall only)
 *All MN PT programs accept PSY 224 Statistics and Research Methods I
 *Majority of MN PT programs accept MCS 140 Elementary Statistics (U of M does NOT accept MCS 140 as equivalent)

HES 214 Medical Terminology


Third Year: Spring

PHY 170/171 General Physics II or PSY 172/171 General Physics II w/calculus


Pre-requisite Requirements MN Physical Therapy Programs:

  • Mayo Clinic (100 hours minimum observation or work experience required, varied settings preferred)
  • St. Catherine University (60 hours minimum observation or work experience required, strongly recommended two or more settings)

Consult the The American Physical Therapy Association, Inc. website www.apta.org to view a list of accredited Physical Therapy Program and the requirements and admission statistics for the 175+ Physical Therapy programs.


Updated 5/9/2018 HB