Purdue University Calumet | College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science

Preparation for Physical Therapy

 

Course Discipline Required or recommended Clarification  Recommended
PUC course(s)
Alternate PUC   Course(s)
General Biology One semester (4-semester hours) required A sequence of courses representing a full academic year curriculum, with associated lab(s). BIOL 10100  
General Chemistry One year (8-semester hours) required A sequence of courses representing a full academic year curriculum, with associated lab(s). CHM 11500/11600  
Organic Chemistry One semester (4\-semester hours) required A general organic chemistry course. CHM 25500/25501 CHM 26505/26300
Physics One year (8-semester hours) required A sequence of courses representing a full academic year curriculum, with associated lab(s). PHYS 22000/22100 PHYS 15200/25100
Math One semester college algebra; one semester statistics. Some schools may require one year (6 semester hrs) college math. Some additionally specify statistics. Consult ASCO Admission requirements for specific school requirements. MA15300 and STAT 31000 MA 16300 or 22000
Biochemistry One semester (3-4 semester hours) may be required A rigorous course that integrates underlying principles in physics, chemistry, and biology is good preparation for the MCAT. CHM 33300  
Anatomy* One semester (3-4 semester hours) generally required Most schools prefer sophomore level or higher with lab. BIOL 21300/21400  
Physiology* One semester (3 hrs) recommended Most schools prefer sophomore level or higher with lab. BIOL 21300/21400  
English One year (6-semester hours) required (most) Specifics may vary, but one year is generally required, sometimes including distribution of writing and literature courses. ENGL 10400/10500 ENGL 10800
Psychology and Soc. Sci Introductory and lifespan training Most schools require introductory sociology and psychology, and an additional developmental psychology (lifespan). Consult individual schools for specific prereqs. PSY 12000 and SOC 10000; CDFS 21000 Please see advisor for more options
    *One-year Anatomy and Physiology sequence with lab may meet these requirements or are listed as required at many schools (sophomore level or higher; general Bio or Chem for science majors preferred)    
         
    ALWAYS CONSULT THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION (www.apta.org; APTA) FOR SCHOOL-SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS