Physical Therapist (DPT)
Physical therapists (PTs) are licensed health professionals who help patients reduce pain and help improve/restore mobility. PTs are often involved in rehabilitation, treatment and prevention in patients with illnesses, injuries or chronic conditions.
Biology and/or Health and Human Performance
*Note: no particular major is required for this program. Recommendation is based on major courses in common with program requirements.
- Anatomy & Physiology (2 semesters)
- Recommended RMC courses: BIO321/322
- Chemistry (2 semesters with lab)
- Recommended RMC courses: CHEM101/102
- Physics (2 semesters with lab)
- Recommended RMC courses: PHS101/102 OR PHS201/202
- Statistics (1 semester)
- Recommended RMC courses: MAT210
- Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Communications) (2 semesters)
- Recommended RMC courses: SOC101, SOC225, PSY101, PSY205/206, PSY305
**Note: course requirements differ slightly by institution. Be sure to check the requirements of the schools you are interested in applying to.
- Completed bachelor’s degree
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 with no science prerequisite lower than a "C-"
- Observation hours (minimum 80)
- Letters of recommendation (at least one from a PT)
- Computer literacy
- Recommended additional courses: microbiology, neuroscience, biomechanics, medical terminology, and exercise physiology
- Application materials: for help with the application process, consider enrolling in the Medical Careers Pipeline of courses and contacting Lisa Wallace (firstname.lastname@example.org) our Director of Career Services.