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.
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|
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.