Physical Therapy
Pre-requisite Requirements

Requirements for professional schools vary from school to school and can change year to year, students must carefully examine the catalog of the schools they are intereste in to be current and accurate when registering for courses at Gustavus.
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 programs.
Also, consult the Gustavus General Catalog to find more Pre-Professional information.

Sample Curriculum of pre-requisite courses for Physical Therapy @ Gustavus

First Year:

Fall                                                                
BIO 101 Principles of Biology                     
FTS 100 (Writing Intensive course-WRITI)                                                        
PSY 100  General Psychology                                                            
                                                     
Spring
BIO 102 Organismal Biology
S/A 111, 112, 113 or other S/A course
MCS 121 or 118/119 (Pre-requisite for MCS 142 Introduction to Statistics)
 

 

Second Year:

Fall                                                                
HES 234 Human Anatomy & Phy. I            
CHE 107 Principles of Chemistry                                                       
PSY 234 Developmental Psychology       
                                              
Spring
HES 235 Human Anatomy & Phy. II
CHE 141 Organic Chemistry I
PSY 241 Abnormal Psychology
 
               

Junior Year:

Fall                                                                
PHY 120/121 Physics w/lab or PHY 122/121 Physics w/calculus               
HES 214 Medical Terminology                                                                                                   
 
Spring
PHY 170/171 Physics w/lab or PSY 172/171 Physics w/calculus
MCS 142 Statistics (or equivalent, not E/M- 125)  
BIO 118 (or other advanced Biology course with lab recommended)   

 

Senior Year:

Fall   
Research Methods (recommended)  
    

 

Examples of Pre-requisite Physical Therapy Programs

Requirements for professional schools vary from school to school and can change year to year, students must carefully examine the catalog of the schools they are intereste in to be current and accurate when registering for courses at Gustavus.
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 programs.
Also, consult the Gustavus General Catalog to find more Pre-Professional information.

 

 

 

 

Updated 4/4/2014 HB