Physical Therapy - Pre-Professional

Associate of Science Degree

You can earn an associate of science degree with an concentration in pre-professional physical therapy.
Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 60 Credit Hours.

Courses

Recommended Core Courses

Core

15 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PTAS 1020 Introduction to Physical Therapy 1
HLTH 1060 Comprehensive Medical Terminology 3
CHEM 1090 General Chemistry I 4
MATH 1220 Trigonometry 3
PHYS 1410 Elementary General Physics I with Algebra and Trigonometry 5
PSYC 1810 Introduction to Psychology 3

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science & Social Science

select at least one - Must have 9 credit hours TOTAL from Behavioral & Social Science, English/Literature, and Fine Arts & Language with at least 3 credit hours from Behavioral & Social Science and 3 credit hours from English/Literature
3-6 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology 3
ECON 2110 Principles of Macroeconomics 3

English / Literature

select at least one - must earn a C or above - Must have 9 credit hours TOTAL from Behavioral & Social Science, English/Literature, and Fine Arts & Language with at least 3 credit hours from Behavioral & Social Science and 3 credit hours from English/Literature
3-6 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 1020 English Composition II 3
ENGL 2100 Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 2190 Comparative Mythology 3

Fine Arts & Language

select one if needed - Must have 9 credit hours TOTAL from Behavioral & Social Science, English/Literature, and Fine Arts & Language with at least 3 credit hours from Behavioral & Social Science and 3 credit hours from English/Literature
0-4 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SPAN 1200 Elementary Spanish I 4

Mathematics

select at least 3 credit hours at the 1600 level or above
6 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MATH 1150 College Algebra 3
MATH 2170 Applied Statistics 3

Natural Science

select at least two
8 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIOS 2250 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIOS 2260 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4

Oral Communication

select one - must earn C or above
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Communication 3
SPCH 1110 Public Speaking 3

Technology

recommended
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
INFO 1100 Microcomputer Applications 3

Written Communication

must earn C or above
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3

Suggested Elective Courses

Electives

See advisor and confirm with transfer institution for recommended electives.
12 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HOEC 1050 Nutrition 3
BIOS 1090 General Zoology 4
PHYS 1140 Introductory Physics II 5
CHEM 1160 General Chemistry II for Majors 5
HPER 1240 Circuit Training 1
HPER 1245 Weight Management 1
HPER 1270 Aerobic Fitness 1
HPER 1360 Body Conditioning 1
HPER 1510 Introduction to Physical Education 3
HPER 1520 Nutrition for Fitness and Sport 3
HPER 1550 Lifetime Wellness 3
HPER 1700 Introduction to Athletic Training 3
HPER 2060 Weight Training 1
PSYC 2200 Lifespan Psychology 3
HPER 2200 First Aid and CPR for the Healthcare Provider 3
PRTR 2210 Introduction to Personal Training 4
HPER 2310 Community Health 3
HPER 2400 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
PRTR 2410 Advanced Personal Training 4
BIOS 2460 Microbiology 4

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