Pre-Physical Therapy

Pre-Physical Therapy

Edna Steele, Advisor
Department of Biology

Applicants to entry-level doctor of physical therapy programs should review the PTCAS Directory or contact their intended school directly for program-specific admission requirements. Based on the requirements of most schools, Converse recommends completion of the following courses at the time of application:

Coursework Credit Hours
Chemistry with labs 8 hours
Physics with labs 8 hours
Biology 8 hours
Human Anatomy with Lab 4 hours
Human Physiology 3 hours
General Psychology 3 hours
Abnormal Psychology 3 hours
Statistics 3 hours

Application Tips

Students should be familiar with the specific requirements of the school in which they intend to apply. A GPA of 3.0 or above is desirable and a combined minimum GRE score of 1,000 for the verbal and quantitative sections is recommended. It is also to the student’s advantage to research the field of physical therapy through internships or volunteer works and have those experiences and work hours properly documented. Applying to several schools via APTA is highly recommended.

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