Admission Requirements

Although prerequisite requirements vary from school to school, requirements common to a majority of programs include (but are not limited to):  

  • Biology/Zoology: 1 or 2 semesters
  • General Chemistry: 2 semesters
  • Physics: 2 semesters
  • Psychology: 1 semester
  • Human Growth and Development: 1 semesters
  • Statistics: 1 semester
  • Human Physiology: 1 semester
  • Human Anatomy: 1 semester
  • Exercise physiology/Exercise science: 1 semester 

In addition, coursework in medical terminology and research design may also be required.  

One unique requirement to Physical Therapy is a required number of volunteer or work hours (usually between 40 and 100) in the field of Physical Therapy and they may want a letter of recommendation from a Physical Therapist.  

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is the required entrance exam.  

Applicants applying to physical therapy programs will need to apply through the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS).