Physical Therapy Program

Prerequisite Guidelines

While we cannot state specific prerequisites for this program, we can provide some general guidance. Physical therapy programs usually require the following prior to admission:

A bachelor’s degree

  • General College Chemistry I and II with labs - 8 semester hours
  • General College Physics I and II with labs - 8 semester hours
  • General College Biology I and II with labs - 8 semester hours
  • Human Anatomy and lab - 4 semester hours

If only Human Anatomy and Physiology (combined) courses are available, then take 8 credits of Human Anatomy & Physiology and lab

  • Human Physiology and lab - 4 semester hours
  • If only Human Anatomy and Physiology (combined) courses are available, then take 8 credits of Human Anatomy & Physiology and lab
  • Social Sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology) - 9-12 semester hours
  • English composition
  • Statistics (inferential and descriptive)
    (Note: research methods courses do not substitute for statistics)

These prerequisites are only listed as guidelines and may be revised. If you are looking at PT programs other than UAA, then please refer to the prerequisites and requirements on those university websites. Prerequisites and admission requirements vary for each university.