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Pre-Physical Therapy Advising



Students who are interested in pursuing Pre-Physical Therapy should indicate their interest by completing the Declaration of Major form. Those students who have already declared an academic major should first plan to see their major advisor to discuss both major and general requirements. Following that meeting, students can meet with any advisor in the Office for Academic & Pre-Professional Advising to discuss their path to Physical Therapy school.

Common Pre-Requisites

We have provided a list of common pre-requisites necessary for admission to physical therapy schools. It is important to note that this list is not inclusive of all physical therapy schools. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate with schools you are interested in attending and determine what/if any additional requirements are needed.  A printable copy of these courses can be found below.

Requirement Credits UMBC Course UMBC Title
BIOLOGY 12 BIOL 101 (3) Concepts of Biology
BIOL 251 (3) Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 251L (1) Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
BIOL 252 (3) Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 252L (1) Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
CHEMISTRY 9-10 CHEM 101 (4) Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 102 (4) Principles of Chemistry II
CHEM 102L (2) Introductory to Chemistry Lab
CHEM 123 (4) Introduction to General Organic and Biochemistry I
CHEM 124 (3) Introduction to General Organic and Biochemistry II
CHEM 124L (2) General Organic and Biochemistry Lab
PHYSICS 8 PHYS 111 (4) Basic Physics I
PHYS 112 (4) Basic Physics II
STATISTICS 4 STAT 121 (4) Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences
PSYCHOLOGY 7 PSYC 100 (4) Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 285/306 (3) Abnormal Psychology or Lifespan of Human Development
OTHER COURSE WORK ~79 Includes General and Major Requirements

Printable Pre Physical-Therapy Pre-Reqs

Additional Electives to Consider

The following courses are not required for entrance to pharmacy school, but are great options to consider for your Social Science and Arts & Humanities electives as well as to expand your overall knowledge of health care.