Entrance into a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program requires an extensive science background. Not all programs require the completion of a BS/BA, a minimum of at least 90 undergraduate hours towards a science degree will be needed. Roughly 60 credit hours can be completed at ICC; it will be necessary for an interested student to transfer to a college or university to work towards a BS/BA degree.
Associate in Science (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Required General Education Courses
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I ||3|
|ENGL 111||COMPOSITION II  ||3|
|INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY |
|COMM 212||PUBLIC SPEAKING ||3|
|PSY 110||INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ||3|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE ||3|
|CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES |
|MATH 222||CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I ||5|
|MATH 211||STATISTICAL ANALYSIS ||4|
|BIOL 160||BIOPRINCIPLES I ||4|
|BIOL 161||BIOPRINCIPLES II ||4|
|CHEM 130||GENERAL CHEMISTRY ||4|
|FINE ARTS *||3|
Required Program Courses
|BIOL 205||PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I ||4|
|BIOL 206||PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II ||4|
|CHEM 132||GENERAL CHEMISTRY ||4|
|PHYS 120||GENERAL PHYSICS ||5|
|PHYS 121||GENERAL PHYSICS ||5|
* See specific requirements for an Associate in Science degree.
Acceptance into a DPT program is extremely competitive mainly because program size is limited. A high GPA will be required.
Entrance requirements vary between the institutions. Students are encouraged to review specific requirements of every college or university to which they plan to apply. Students are encouraged to meet with their assigned departmental advisor to plan a course schedule that meets transfer requirements.
Recommended Course Sequence
|Fall Semester 1||MATH 135 or MATH 222; BIOL 160; CHEM 130; ENGL 110|
|Spring Semester 1||MATH 211; BIOL 161; CHEM 132; ENGL 111; PSY 110|
|Fall Semester 2||BIOL 205; PHYS 120; COMM 110 or COMM 212; Humanities|
|Spring Semester 2||BIOL 206; PHYS 121; Fine Arts; Social Science|
Program Contact Information
Department of Math, Science, and Engineering
Room 320B - East Peoria Campus
Illinois Career Cluster
Education and Training