Pre-Physical Therapy

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Course Recommendations

Advisor: Mike Ediger

The prerequisite courses of professional physical therapy programs vary by institution. The list of courses below is based on the requirements for the more rigorous programs that Whitworth students consider. The student is responsible to check the prerequisites of potential programs at before planning the course of study at Whitworth in consultation with the pre-PT advisor.

CH 161
CH 161L
CH 181
CH 181L
CH 271
CH 271L
CH 278
CH 278L
CH 401
  or BI 230
BI 150
BI 152
BI 153
BI 154
BI 220
BI 221
BI 204
 or BI 347
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Lab
General Chemistry II
General Chemistry II Lab
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry I Lab
Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry II Lab
Biochemistry I
Introductory Biochemistry
Cell Biology
Animal Biology
Plant Biology
Microbial Biology
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
Medical Microbiology
Microbial Physiology
Upper-division courses in biology, such as Genetics, Animal Physiology, or Developmental
MA 256
MA 171
MA 172
PS 151
PS 153
PY 101
SO 120
Calculus I
Calculus II
General Physics I
General Physics II
Introductory Psychology, plus PY 358 Psychopathology Introduction to Sociology
One year of college-level writing