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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.

Preparing for Physical Therapy School

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

Anatomy & Physiology - 8 hours

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

Biology - 8 hours

  • BSC 196
  • BSC 197

General Chemistry - 8 hours

  • CHE 140
  • CHE 141

200-level Biology or Chemistry with Lab – 4 hours

Communications- 3 hours

  • COM 110

Mathematics- 4 hours

  • MAT 121 or MAT 145

Medical Terminology - 3 hours

  • HSC 105

English - 6 hours

  • ENG 101
  • ENG 145

Physics - 10 hours

  • PHY 108
  • PHY 109

Statistics - 3 hours

  • PSY 138

Psychology - 12 hours

  • PSY 110
  • PSY 213
  • PSY 231
  • PSY 350

Introduction to PT

  • Take at a college with PTA or PT program

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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