Pre-Physical Therapy

The demand for physical therapists is skyrocketing — and
this intensive program can start you on your way. In addition to preparing students for graduate doctor of physical therapy (D.P.T.) programs, this hands-on program also paves the way for chiropractic and physician-assistant graduate study. While the courses are demanding, JSC's small classes, state-of-the-art lab facilities and student-centered faculty support your success.

This program, a concentration within the health sciences major, launches in fall 2014. Students graduate with a bachelor of science degree in health sciences with a concentration in pre-physical therapy.

Pre-Physical Therapy Requirements

Core Courses in Health Sciences:

AHS 1010 Contemporary Health Issues 3
AHS 3120 Kinesiology 3
AHS 3230 Physiology of Exercise 4
AHS 4030 Psychology of Sports and Exercise 3
BIO 2011 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIO 2012 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
PSY 1010 Introduction to Psychology 3*
Pre-Physical Therapy Requirements:
AHS 4060 Cardiopulmonary Assessment, Rehabilitation & Training 4
AHS 2*** Health Sciences Seminar 1
AHS 4810 or AHS 4911 Internship OR Senior Research 3
ENV 2210 Current Topics in Science 2
BIO 1212 Introduction to Biology: Cells and Genetic Basis of Life 4*
MAT 2031 Probability & Statistics 3*
CHE 1031 General Chemistry I 4
CHE 1032 General Chemistry II 4
PHY 1041 Physics I 4
PHY 1042 Physics II 4
Electives (choose 6-8 credits from the following courses, including BIO 3180 OR an AHS-designated course):
AHS 4710 Health Behavior: Change and Adherence 3
AHS 4110 Psychophysiology of Stress 3
AHS 3043 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries 4
AHS 3050 Introduction to Pharmacology 3
AHS 2130 Strength & Conditioning 3
BIO 3180 Nutrition 3
BIO 3125 Biological Chemistry 4
BIO 3130 Cellular Biology: A Molecular Approach 4
BIO 3140 Microbiology 4
CHE 3111 Organic Chemistry 4
PSY 2070 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 3065 Abnormal Behavior 3

Total Credits 63-65
Total Credits without *GECC courses 53-55