Prerequisites & Undergraduate Major Selection

The following pre-physical therapy courses are required in addition to the undergraduate major requirements, regardless of the admissions option used or undergraduate major selected:

BI 111-112

Concepts in Biology I & II

BI 113-114

Concepts in Biology Laboratory I & II

BI 206-208
BI 207-209

Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II

BI 133-134

Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory I & II

CH 151-152

General Chemistry I & II

CH 153-154

General Chemistry Laboratory I & II

MA 131

Statistics for Decision Making

MA 140


PY 111-112

General Physics I & II

PY 113-114

General Physics Laboratory I & II


General Psychology, and one additional elective

Students may select any of the undergraduate majors available within the University as a foundation to graduate education in physical therapy. Regardless of the selected undergraduate major, all students will also need to complete the physical therapy prerequisites listed above.  Prerequisite courses need to be a C or better in order to meet the requirement.

The PT department has developed model schedules for many undergraduate majors. Students will receive academic advisement in both their undergraduate major of choice as well as in physical therapy. If students prefer to complete their undergraduate study in the 3+3 format, the undergraduate major must be in the disciplines of Biology, Psychology, or Exercise Science. For more detail, see the 3 + 3 Option in Physical Therapy description.