* Due to the impacts of COVID-19, many universities implemented grading policies for the Spring 2020 semester that included the option of pass/fail designations. The Department of Physical Therapy requires a letter grade (A, B, C) for all prerequisite courses and strongly encourages the use of letter grades for all coursework completed. Please contact the Department with questions.
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In addition to the general admission requirements for UMMC and SHRP, candidates seeking admission into the Doctor of Physical Therapy program must meet the following minimum requirements:
*Science survey courses designed for non-science majors are not acceptable for a required course. Science courses with lab that count for science major credit are considered appropriate. Normally, required science courses must have been taken in the last ten years. All physical or biological sciences listed at a particular college or university do not necessarily satisfy the prerequisite requirements. Combined Human Anatomy and Physiology is not a prerequisite and will not be accepted as a prerequisite course. Please consult with the UMMC physical therapy pre-admissions counselor, Dr. Joy Kuebler for clarification.
1The statistics course must be taken at a university, not a community/junior college, in one of the three departments specified above. Graduate level courses will not e sued to meet prerequisite requirements.
2Must be 300/3000 or 400/4000 level undergraduate courses and taken at a senior college. Associated labs, whether incorporated or offered separately, must also be completed. Courses must be taken in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics. Graduate level courses will not e sued to meet prerequisite requirements.
Independent study, directed study, or history courses are not accepted as pre-requisite courses and do not meet the requirements of the DPT program.
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*Note. Observation hours are required for students entering May 2024 and later.