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Physical  Therapy  (DPT)     • • •

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Doctor  of  Physical  Therapy  (DPT).   Must  meet  stated  prerequisite,  GPA,  and  GRE  score  requirements.   May  pursue  any  undergraduate  degree,  as  long  as  minimum  requirements  are   met.  There  is  no  preferred/required  undergraduate  degree  to  qualify  for  the   program.     Heavy  emphasis  on  the  science  GPA  and  GPA  in  the  last  60  hours.   Application  deadline  –  October  15th  for  the  following  June.   Accept  40  students  each  summer.  The  program  begins  in  June  of  each  year,  and   takes  three  years  to  complete.   Must  do  volunteer/observation  hours  at  3-­‐5  different  types  of  PT  facilities.  No   minimum  number  of  hours,  but  should  gain  a  good  understanding  of  the  different   types  of  PT  from  each  site.   www.health.txstate.edu/pt  

Prior to enrollment in the DPT Program, the following courses (or the equivalent) must be completed at Texas State or another accredited institution: BIO 2430 or PT 3400

Human Physiology and Anatomy or Human Structure and Function

4 hrs.* - Asterisk indicates students can take

BIO 3421 or ESS 3317

Vertebrate Physiology or The Physiology or Exercise

3-4 hrs.

CHEM 1341

General Chemistry I

3 hrs.

CHEM 1141

General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 hr.

CHEM 1342

General Chemistry II

3 hrs.

CHEM 1142

General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 hr.

HIM 2360

Medical Terminology

3 hrs.** - Asterisks indicated that Medical

BIO 2430 or they can take BIO 2451 & 2452 to meet the requirement. If they do the split courses, they have to take 8 hours instead of the four for BIO 2430.

Terminology doesn’t have to be 3 hours. It is a one-hour or two-hour course at many other institutions, which PT will accept in lieu of HIM 2360.

HP 3302

Biostatistics (Statistics)

3 hrs.*** - Asterisks indicate that students can take a different statistics course from any department, as long as it covers ANOVA. If it doesn’t cover that, PT will not accept it.

PHYS 1315 PHYS 1115

General Physics I General Physics I Lab

3 hrs. 1 hr.

PHYS 1325 PHYS 1125

General Physics II General Physics II Lab

3 hrs. 1 hr.

PSY 1300

Introduction to Psychology

3 hrs.

PSY 3300 or PSY 3315

Lifespan Development or Abnormal Psychology

3 hrs.

 


Physical Therapy Graduate Program - Prerequisites