Pre-Physical Therapy

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.

 

 

Degree

Associate in Science (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110
or
INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 
or
3
COMM 212 PUBLIC SPEAKING  3
PSY 110 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY  3
SOCIAL SCIENCE  3
MATH 135
or
CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 
or
4
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
HUMANITIES  3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
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

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1MATH 135 or MATH 222; BIOL 160; CHEM 130; ENGL 110
Spring Semester 1MATH 211; BIOL 161; CHEM 132; ENGL 111; PSY 110
Fall Semester 2BIOL 205; PHYS 120; COMM 110 or COMM 212; Humanities
Spring Semester 2BIOL 206; PHYS 121; Fine Arts; Social Science

Program Contact Information

Department of Math, Science, and Engineering

Room 320B - East Peoria Campus

309-694-5365

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training