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Physical Therapy - Pre-Professional

Associate of Arts Degree

You can earn an associate of arts degree with a 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

20 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
HLTH 1060 Comprehensive Medical Terminology 3
MATH 2170 Applied Statistics 3
PHYS 1410 Elementary General Physics I with Algebra and Trigonometry 5
PTAS 1020 Introduction to Physical Therapy 1

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science

3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PSYC 1810 Introduction to Psychology 3

English / Literature

select one - must earn C or above
3 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

recommended
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SPAN 1200 Elementary Spanish I 4

Health Education

3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HPER 1550 Lifetime Wellness 3

History

select one
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HIST 1030 European Civilization I 3
HIST 1040 European Civilization II 3
HIST 1050 World History I 3
HIST 1050 World History I 3
HIST 1060 World History II 3
HIST 2010 American History I 3
HIST 2020 American History II 3

Mathematics

3-5 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MATH 1150 College Algebra 3

Natural Science

4-5 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
CHEM 1090 General Chemistry I 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

Social Science

recommended
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ECON 2110 Principles of Macroeconomics 3

Written Communication

ENGL 1010 required - 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.
7 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIOS 1090 General Zoology 4
BIOS 2460 Microbiology 4
CHEM 1100 General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 1160 General Chemistry II for Majors 5
EDUC 1710 Professional Practicum-Secondary School 2
HOEC 1050 Nutrition 3
HPER 1240 Circuit Training 1
HPER 1245 Weight Management 1
HPER 1270 Aerobic Fitness 1
HPER 1325 Introduction to Yoga 1
HPER 1326 Introduction to Pilates 1
HPER 1510 Introduction to Physical Education 3
HPER 1520 Nutrition for Fitness and Sport 3
HPER 2160 Team Sports 3
HPER 2200 First Aid and CPR for the Healthcare Provider 3
HPER 2300 Stress Management 3
HPER 2310 Community Health 3
HPER 2400 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
HPER 2510 Physical Education in the Elementary School I with Practicum 3
PHYS 1140 Introductory Physics II 5
PRTR 2210 Introduction to Personal Training 4
PRTR 2410 Advanced Personal Training 4
PSYC 2200 Lifespan Psychology 3

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