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Accepted PTCAS Applicants

 

Doctorate in Physical Therapy Prerequisite Courses

 

The prerequisite courses for Physical Therapy vary from program to program.  Please refer to the Physical Therapy department website for specific prerequisite courses for the program or programs to which you are planning to apply.  It is the student's responsibility to ensure the appropriate prerequisite courses are completed prior to applying to the Physical Therapy Program(s) that s/he chooses.   Please refer to the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Center (PTCAS) for detailed information regarding the application process to PT school - http://www.ptcas.org/home.aspx

Example Math/Science/Psychology DPT prerequisite courses.  Check your specific school of interest via PTCAS or the program website for detailed prerequisite courses.

Biology:  BIOL 120 (3) / 121 (1) and/or 122 (3) / 123 (1); [BIOL 224/225; 321 and 330/331]
Anatomy:  BIOL 131 (4) and 231 (4)
Chemistry:  CHEM 120 (4) / 121 (1) ; 222 (4) / 223 (1)
Physics:  PHYS 231 (3) / 232 (1) ; 332 (3) / 233 (1)  [or 201/207; 202/208]
Math:  MATH 116 College Algebra and MATH 117 Trigonometry
Statistics: PH 383 Biostatistics/Health Sci or [any one of the following: BIOL 283 Introductory Biostats or MATH 183 Statistics]
Psychology:  PSY 100 Intro to Psychology (3); PSY 199 Development psychology (3)
Medical terminology: AH 290  (2)

*Check each course above to verify the prerequisite courses that may be needed or the placement scores that are required to enroll in the course.*

Below is a list of some of the DPT programs to which WKU Exercise Science students have been accepted and are enrolled.  Please refer to each of the University websites to determine DPT admission requirements.   Once you have made a decision on schools to which you would like to apply, bring the specific prerequisite courses to your advisor during your advising session so a schedule can be made.  You may find other schools to which you would like to apply that are not listed below.

Western Kentucky University - http://www.wku.edu/physicaltherapy/
University of Kentucky -    http://www.mc.uky.edu/pt/index.html
Bellarmine University  -    http://www.bellarmine.edu/lansing/pt/
Belmont  -    http://www.belmont.edu/pt/index.html
Emory University - http://www.rehabmed.emory.edu/pt/
Tennessee State University -    http://www.tnstate.edu/interior.asp?mid=1640&ptid=1
University of Evansville  -   http://pt.evansville.edu/
University of St. Augustine -      http://www.usa.edu/
University of South Alabama -    http://www.southalabama.edu/alliedhealth/pt/
The University of Alabama at Birmingham   -    http://main.uab.edu/Shrp/default.aspx?pid=80255
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga   -    http://www.utc.edu/Academic/PhysicalTherapy/

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 Last Modified 9/25/14