Pre-Physical Therapy

About the Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration

Physical Therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the very oldest, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.  PTs examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. ().

To become a licensed PT, students MUST attend a professional PT Program to earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. These are commonly 3 year programs. Students should be most concerned about achieving the pre-requisite requirements for admission to the DPT program of their choice. The pre-requisite requirements for all programs can be found at .

The most common course pre-requisites are Anatomy & Physiology I & II, General Chemistry I&II, Physics I&II, Statistics.


Courses

Below are the course requirements for the Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration:


This does not replace official academic requirements in the university catalog. Enrolled students will work with their faculty advisor to ensure they meet all the requirements of their major.

Required:

  • HSC 110 Foundations of Prof. Practice
  • HSC 171 Acute Care of Injury & Illness
  • HSC 150 Medical Terminology
  • MTH 119 Statistics I
  • PSY 101 General Psychology
  • BIO 123+lab Biology I
  • ESS 306 Nutrition
  • ESS 240 Community Health
  • CHM 111+lab General Chemistry
  • PSY 205 Lifespan Development
  • HSC 213 Anatomy for Orthopedic Assessment
  • ATR 171: Acute Care of Injury & Illness
  • ATR 213: Anatomy for Orthopedic Assessment
  • HSC 290 Applied Pathology & Pharmacology
  • PHY 101+lab General Physics I
  • HSC 390 Applications of Professional Practice
  • BIO 363+lab Human A&P I
  • BIO 364+lab Human A&P II
  • HSC 370 Internship
  • HSC 490 Research Methods
  • HSC 425 Healthcare Seminar
  • HSC 487 Exercise Physiology
  • HSC 477 Kinesiology

The vast majority of the prerequisite courses required to apply to the previously listed professional programs are embedded into the HSC major and concentration. There are a handful of courses outside of the major and concentration that students will need to complete before applying to the respective graduate program. Common examples are as follows:

  • Physical Therapy: Physics 102+lab & Chemistry 112+lab (General Chem. II)
  • Occupational Therapy: Psychology 209 (Abnormal Psy), Sociology 100 (Intro to Sociology)
  • Athletic Training: All prerequisite coursework satisfied within the major/concentration.
  • Nursing & Chiropractic: prerequisites vary greatly across institutions. Our Pre-Health Advisors will work with students individually to determine a specific 4-year academic plan to meet your professional goals.

***Please note that pre-requisite requirements can vary from institution to institution, and your advisor will work with you to determine how best to meet the prerequisite requirements for each institution***


For a more detailed academic schedule, or to ask questions about any of our majors, contact the Admission Office at admission [at] heidelberg.edu or (419) 448-2330.

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