Spend time with Physical Therapy students
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Anne Reilley

"I chose Upstate because the environment was very welcoming and it seemed like a great environment to learn. The faculty are great and willing to help anyone."
— Kristina Wulff

Prerequisite Courses: Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

The prerequisite course work includes the following:

Anatomy & Physiology I & II* (or a semester of Anatomy and a semester of Physiology) 8
General Biology I & II 8
General Chemistry I & II 8
General Physics I & II** 8
English (composition recommended) 3
Statistics 3
Psychology (Child Psychology or Developmental Psychology recommended) 3
Social Science 3

NOTE: All science courses require laboratory experience. CPR and first aid certification are required by the time of matriculation. Students are also required to have laptop computers upon matriculation into the program.

* Exercise Physiology will not meet the Physiology requirement.
** Physics can be algebra or calculus based.

Only grades of "C" or higher are acceptable. Higher grades are required for a competitive admission application. All prerequisite courses must be completed by June 1 of the year of proposed entrance. All science requirements must include laboratories, and courses for science majors are expected.

A course equivalency guide for the College of Health Professions prerequisites is available online.  Please note that applicants are not required to attend any of the colleges listed on the guide.  Prospective students with questions about prerequisites should e-mail Student Admissions at admissfa@upstate.edu.