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Prephysical Therapy

 A career as a physical therapist is a great choice! I had neighbors once who were both physical therapists. Back around 1997 they moved to Boca Raton and have been living large with all the elderly folk down there needing their services. I once had shoulder pain, and required the services of a PT, and amazingly, the exercises they had me do actually worked! Currently the terminal degree is Doctor of Physical Therapy. Schools look for the number of volunteer hours as well as strength of your undergraduate preparation. 75% of schools have shared prerequisites (which means 25% are oddballs, I guess).    -CS

BIO 150 - Biology I: Cells and Genetics Credits: 4

CHE 111 - Principles of Chemistry I Credits: 4

CHE 112 - Principles of Chemistry II Credits: 4

MAT 220 - Biostatistics Credits: 4

 
PHY 121 - Introductory Physics I Credits: 4

PHY 122 - Introductory Physics II Credits: 4

or

PHY 119 - General Physics I Credits: 4

PHY 120 - General Physics II Credits: 4

 
BIO 213 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Credits: 4 or

BIO 214 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Credits: 4

or

KIN 213 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Credits: 4

KIN 214 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Credits: 4


KIN 323 - Foundations of Exercise Physiology Credits: 4

PSY 220 - Person in Psychological Context Credits: 4

PSY 244 - Developmental Psychology Credits: 4


One semester of writing (additional recommended)


RECOMMENDED: Health Professions Seminars I–IV (taken in sophomore and junior years)


NOTE: Internship is strongly recommended; documented clinical observation hours often are a prerequisite.