Kinesiology majors desiring to complete the pre-requisites for graduate programs in physical therapy should choose this option. In addition to the courses listed below, it is highly recommended that students apply for an internship to supplement their experience. These are arranged in collaboration with the student's academic advisor.
Though the requirements may differ slightly between different graduate programs, the general requirements are as follows:
These requirements can be satisfied by taking the following Gordon College courses:
|BIO150||Cell and Genetics|
|CHE111*||General Chemistry I|
|CHE112||General Chemistry II|
|PHY119*||General Physics I|
|PHY120||General Physics II|
|KIN/BIO213*||Anatomy and Physiology I|
|KIN/BIO214*||Anatomy and Physiology II|
|KIN222||Foundations of Exercise Physiology|
|*(met by the kinesiology major)|
Mbong Azang-Njaah, class of 2006
As a student of kinesiology while at Gordon, Mbong Azang-Njaah pursued prerequisite courses that would prepare her for admission to graduate study in physical therapy. Upon graduating, Mbong applied to several institutions, but at the top of her list was Simmons College in Boston. Mbong's acceptance to the DPT program there represents the first kinesiology graduate from Gordon to enter the ranks of this esteemed institution. Says Mbong of her experience at Gordon:
"I (have) found that not only did a strong background in kinesiology prepare me academically, it also instilled skills for...problem solving and time management which are necessary for entry-level doctoral work. The coursework I had in kinesiology was of a nature that made the transition to graduate school easier than expected."
To read about more Kinesiology graduates, visit our Kinesiology Graduates page.
Pre-PT Course Flow Chart (PDF)
Plan your coursework to prepare for PT school!