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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
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I Laboratory
General Chemistry II
General Chemistry II Laboratory
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.
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.
Introduction to Psychology
PSY 3300 or PSY 3315
Lifespan Development or Abnormal Psychology
list of PT prerequisites