Pre-Physical Therapy - Associate in Science


Physical Therapy is now a doctoral degree program at KU Medical Center. A student must earn a bachelor's degree in a subject area and meet the doctoral degree program requirements. Students need to be mindful of requirements needed at their transfer institution and should consult with a counselor before deviating from this program. The following courses are required, along with a bachelor's degree, by the University of Kansas Medical Center Doctoral Degree Program in Physical Therapy in order to apply for admission.

The Associate in Science Degree meets the Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation Agreement. A Student completing this program and transferring to a public university, therefore, "will be accepted as having satisfied the general education requirements of all Kansas public universities."

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

Contacts


Dr. Shirley Wendel - Dean of Allied Health and Nursing

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. See exemptions

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
Basic Skill Requirements:
ENGL0101 Composition I
3
ENGL0102 Composition II*
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0201 Interpersonal Communication
3
Total
9
Humanities Requirements (6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines)
PHIL0206 Ethics
3
Humanities Core Elective (from Art, History, Literature, Modern Language, Music, or Theatre)
3
Total
6
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements (6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines)
PSYC0101 Psychology
3
PSYC0297 Abnormal Psychology
3
Total
6
Mathematics and the Natural and Physical Science Requirements (13-15 hours from at least two disciplines (lecture with lab)
BIOL0121 General Biology
5
CHEM0111 Chemistry I and Laboratory
5
MATH0108 Pre-Calculus
5
MATH0115 Statistics
3
MATH0105 College Algebra
3-5
Total
18
Total General Education Requirements
39
Pre-Physical Therapy Requirements
BIOLO141 Human Anatomy and Laboratory
4
BIOL0271 Physiology*
3
BIOLO272 Physiology Laboratory*
1
CHEM0112 Chemistry II and Lab
5
NASC0130 Introductory Physics
3
NASC0131 Introductory Physics Laboratory*
1
NASC0232 Physics
3
Electives (2-5 additional credit hours to equal a 60-hour degree)
5
Total
22
Total hours required for an Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences in Pre-Physical Therapy Degree
61 - 64

*See course description for prerequisite.

Note: Students should observe the "See course description" footnotes that appear throughout the following programs. Many courses in these programs have prerequisites or are offered only during certain semesters or at certain times.

These programs provide students with their basic education and prepare them to transfer to a four-year college.

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