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DPT Prerequisite Requirements


Prerequisite Courses


Prerequisite Courses:


1.      Biology/Anatomy:  Twelve hours (three semesters) of laboratory and lecture-based biology (one anatomy course with                    laboratory or anatomy/physiology course with lab is required)

    • At WKU, these courses are as follows (course descriptions - Biology) :
    • If the anatomy and physiology courses (appropriate for science majors) at  your University are 3 hours each and DO NOT have an associated laboratory component, taking BOTH of these courses is acceptable as ONE (1) of the THREE (3) required semesters of Biology/Anatomy.  The remaining two prerequisites need to be biology courses WITH LABS. 

 2.       Chemistry: Two semesters of laboratory and lecture-based inorganic (general) chemistry (for science majors)

3.        Physics: Two semesters of laboratory and lecture-based physics (for science majors)


*** At least five of the above seven prerequisite science courses should be completed with grades by the end of the Fall 2015 semester (for applicants wishing to start Summer 2016). 


4.       Social/Behavioral Sciences: Six hours (psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, ethics, etc.)  

5.       Statistics: One semester (3 credits) statistics or research methods


Recommended Courses:  

Medical Terminology as well as more common content areas in Biology and Exercise Science. 

For any questions, please contact the respective department(s).  


 ***No grade lower than a C is acceptable in the above prerequisite courses.  



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 Last Modified 7/29/15