Pre-Requisite Courses

Note: The pre-requisites listed here are a general guideline of common courses required by Physical Therapy programs. It is your responsibility to research the specific requirements for each school you are interested in applying to. If you have questions, always contact each individual program.

Required by most Physical Therapy programs with a grade of C or better (generally avoid online pre-req. options):

  • College Biology I with lab: BIOL 1610/1615 (recommended)
  • Human Anatomy with lab: ZOOL 2320/2325
  • Human Physiology with lab: ZOOL 2420/2425
  • Principles of Chemistry I and II with labs: CHEM 1210/1215 and 1220/1225
  • Physics I and II with lab: PHYS 2010/2015 and 2020/2025
  • General Psychology: PSY 1010
  • Abnormal Psychology: PSY 3400
  • Principles of Statistics: MATH 2040
  • First Aid: HLTH 1200 or Advanced First Aid Certification (Must be current when applying)

In addition, some schools require the following courses:

  • Human Development and Life Span: PSY 1100
  • Medical Terminology I: HLTH 1300
  • Public Speaking: COMM 1020
  • Trigonometry: MATH 1060 or Calculus I: MATH 1210 (Required by University of Utah)

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