PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY

Physical Therapy is a profession, which develops and utilizes selected knowledge and skills in planning, organizing, and directing programs for the care of individuals whose ability to function is impaired or threatened by disease or injury.  Physical Therapy deals primarily with those individuals whose potential or actual impairment is related to the neuro-musculoskeletal, pulmonary, and cardiovascular systems.  It focuses on methods of evaluating the functions of those systems and on the selection of appropriate therapeutic procedures to maintain, improve, or restore these functions.  Physical Therapy serves a wide population in a variety of settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, home health agencies, public health agencies, school districts, private practice, and the armed forces.

Following the completion of the Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Physical Therapy, students may apply to an entry-level Master’s or Doctoral physical therapy program at an accredited institution. The minimum educational requirement for entry into the profession is a Master’s Degree.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (120 Credits)

Core Curriculum Requirements indicated by asterisk mark (*)
English (6 hours)
Eng 127
Eng 128
Math and Computer Science (12 hours)
Math 171
Math 261
Computer 106*

 

Humanities (12 hours)
Foreign Language I
Foreign Language II
Speech 203 or 113
Philosophy 204 or 221

Physical Therapy (3 hours)

PT 301

Natural Sciences (32 hours)

Biology 171     Zoology 250*
Zoology 261*  Zoology 204
Physiology 204
Physics 151 & 152

Physical Education, Recreation (10 hours)

Introduction to Human Movement PE 205

Motor Learning & Development PE 263

Physiology & Exercise PE 303

Kinesiology PE 301

Social Sciences (15 hours)

Anthropology or Sociology 101*

Psychology 141*

Psychology 217*

Psychology 336*

Psychology 357*      

Management (3 hours)

Intro to Modern Business Systems MGMT 103

or

Entreprenuership in Health Care HSC 314

Elective (2 hours) Health & Safety (2 hours)

First Aid & CPR HS 157

 


Health Sciences  (23 hours)

Medical Terminology HSC 104*

Intro to Health Professions HSC 150*

Health Care Ethics HSC 250*

Health Policy HSC 375*

Service Learning in Health HSC 321*

Research Methods HSC 322

Health Sciences Electives (6 credits)*

Curriculum Pattern

Freshman year
Fall Semester Credit Hrs Spring Semester
Credit Hrs
ENG 127
PSYC 141
MATH 171
CHEM 155
 
3
3
5
4
ENG 128
CPTR 106
H SC 150
CHEM 156
PE 205
3
3
3
4
1
  15   14
       
Sophomore year
Fall Semester Credit Hrs Spring Semester Credit Hrs

BIOL 171
PHIL 204 or 221

ANTH 101 OR SOC 101
H SC 104
PT 301

3
3
3
3
3
ZOOL 204
SPCH 203
PSYC 217
HSC ELECTIVE
PE 263
3
3
3
3
3
  15   15
       
Junior year
Fall Semester Credit Hrs Spring Semester Credit Hrs
PHYS 151
ZOOL 250
FOREIGN LANG.
PSYC 357 ELECTIVE
4
4
3
3
2
PHYS 152
ZOOL 261
FOREIGN LANG.
PE 301
HSC 250
4
2
3
3
3
  16   15
       
Senior year
Fall Semester Credit Hrs Spring Semester Credit Hrs

PSLY 204
MGMT 103 or
HSC314

4
3
3
PE 303
HSC 322
HS 157
MATH 261
HSC 321
3
3
2
4
2
ELECTIVE      
PSYC 336
HSC 375
3
3
   
  16   14
    Total: 120 credit hours
       

*HSC 321 (Service Learning in Health ) is a mandatory interdisciplinary course for all students enrolled in the College of Health Sciences Including pre-physical therapy  majors.

Prospective students should contact the Department of Health Studies chairperson for further information on the BS degree in Pre-Physical Therapy.

E-mail: eebomoyi@csu.edu
Phone: 773.995.2527