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Physical Therapy

Disclaimer: Illinois State University does not have a Pre-Physical Therapy program. The following are recommended courses but will depend upon your chosen educational institution. Please contact Preprofessional Advisor Ashley Berg for additional information.

For information on career paths in physical therapy, please go to explorehealthcareers.org

Prerequisite Courses at ISU

Graduate programs have varied requirements for coursework to be completed prior to admission.  However, requirements typically include:

Required Courses

Required

Biology - 8 hours

  • BSC 196
  • BSC 197

General Chemistry - 8 hours

  • CHE 140
  • CHE 141

200-level Biology or Chemistry with Lab - 4 hours

Anatomy & Physiology - 8 hours

  • BSC 181 & BSC 182 OR
  • KNR 181/183 & KNR 182/184

Physics - 10 hours

  • PHY 108
  • PHY 109

Medical Terminology - 3 hours

  • HSC 105

Psychology - 9 hours

  • PSY 110
  • PSY 213
  • PSY 350

Calculus - 4 hours

  • MAT 145

Applied Statistics - 3 hours

  • PSY 138 or ECO 138

English - 6 hours

  • ENG 101
  • ENG 145

Recommended Courses

Advanced Anatomy & Physiology

  • KNR 280, 282, 345

Standardized Test

Graduate Record Examination revised General Test

Application Information

Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS)

 

For additional information about the physical therapy profession, please visit the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

List of physical therapy programs in the United States.


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