Pre-Physical Therapy - Associate in Science

Program Code - CIP Code: PRE.PTAS.AS /51.1109
Credits Required: 66
Academic Division: Health Professions

This program is designed for students planning to apply to a college offering a Physical Therapy degree. Physical Therapy is now a doctoral degree program. A student must earn a bachelor’s degree in a subject area and meet the program requirements for admission. Students need to be mindful of requirements at the transfer institution and should consult with a counselor before deviating from this program. The following courses are required, along with a bachelor’s degree, for application to the University of Kansas Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program.

Requirements for admission to the program:                                 

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.
Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 OR
SPCH 0202
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
PHIL 0206 Ethics 3
  Humanities Elective (Art, History, Literature, Modern Language, Music, Theater) 3
PSYC 0101 Psychology* 3
  Social and Behavioral Science Elective (Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science) 3
BIOL 0121 General Biology 5
CHEM 0111 General Chemistry I and Lab* 5
MATH 0105 College Algebra** or higher 3-5
  Total Hours for General Education Requirements 34-36
* See course syllabus for prerequisite. ** Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Physical Therapy Transfer Requirements

Course Credit Hours
MATH 0115 Statistics* 3
BIOL 0141 Human Anatomy and Laboratory 4
BIOL 0271 Physiology* 3
BIOL 0272 Physiology Laboratory* 1
BIOL 0261 Microbiology* 3
BIOL 0262 Microbiology Laboratory* 2
NASC 0231 General Physics* 5
NASC 0232 General Physics II* 5
CHEM 0112 College Chemistry II and Laboratory* 5
Total Hours for Physical Therapy Transfer Requirements 31
* See course syllabus for prerequisite.

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in Science in Pre-Physical Therapy Degree 66-68
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