These four core courses must be completed prior to applying:
- PTAT-1000 Introduction to Patient Care (Offered at Tri-C Metro Campus only. No substitutes accepted.)
- ENG-1010 College Composition I
- BIO-2331 Anatomy and Physiology I
- MA-1020 Medical Terminology I
Prerequisite core course GPA 3.0
Each prerequisite course may only be repeated once to improve a grade. A withdrawal (“W”) from a course counts as an attempt.
Eligibility for MATH-1240 or higher
Must be eligible to take MATH-1240 (Contemporary Mathematics) or higher for acceptance into the program.
Effective Fall 2024, MATH-1240 will no longer be available and the new requirement will be MATH-1410. At that time, Math will become one of the core course requirements and the Math grade will be calculated into the required 3.0 prerequisite course GPA.
40 Hours of documented observation/volunteer/work time
Must be completed within the two-year period prior to date of application and time must be split between two different types of physical therapy setting. Submit a completed experience verification form found on the program website. (COVID-19 update: Provisions have been made for observation hours ̶ see website.)
10-year limit for sciences credit
Science courses must be less than 10 years old.
Overall College GPA of 2.7
This GPA calculation will include all current and previous college credits.
Must be at least 18 with a high school diploma or GED
Must have turned 18 by August of the year admitted to the program.
TOEFL scores for international and ESL students
Based on the English language proficiency requirements used for admission to the College.