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Whitworth University will adopt the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) national prerequisite coursework list required of all entering DPT students:

  • (1) 4-credit semester course in anatomy (with lab)
  • (1) 4-credit semester course in physiology (with lab) or a two-course sequence in anatomy and physiology (with lab)
  • (2) 4-credit semester courses in general biology with lab (not botany) or upper division courses in genetics, animal physiology
  • (2) 4-credit semester courses in general chemistry (with lab) 
  • (2) 4-credit semester courses in general physics (with lab)
  • (1) 3-credit semester course in psychology 
  • (1) 3-credit semester course in statistics (research design and with statistics typically through ANOVAs) 

Note: Advanced Placement (AP) courses will not be accepted to fulfill prerequisite requirements. Courses are defined as semester courses (1 quarter credit = .667 semester credit). 

Whitworth University's DPT Program Admissions Committee reserves the right to assess applicant qualifications on a case-by-case basis and adjust appropriate admission criteria when warranted by special circumstances.