Pre-Physical Therapy

Find a job that requires this degree by visiting Career Coach!Physical Therapy is one of the fastest growing health areas with responsibility for treating and correcting all types of physical disorders.  To qualify for admission to a program at a senior institution, applicants must plan to complete a baccalaureate degree before enrollment.  The suggested first and second semesters for pre-physical therapy students is similar to that of pre-chiropractic students, however physical therapy students usually take Calculus I instead of College Algebra and Trigonometry. 

Course Schedule

A.A. Degree

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
MAT-127 College Algebra & Trigonometry
5.0
CHM-165 General Chemistry I
4.0
BIO-112 General Biology I
4.0
SDV-108 The College Experience
1.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
3.0
ENG-106 Composition II
3.0
BIO-113 General Biology II
4.0
CHM-175 General Chemistry II
4.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology
3.0
PHY-162 College Physics I
4.0
CSC-110 Intro to Computers
3.0
BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
4.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
SPC-112 Public Speaking
3.0
MAT-157 Statistics
4.0
PHY-172 College Physics II
4.0
BIO-173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
4.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 21.0
 
A.A. Degree Total Hours: 72.0

*Other highly recommended courses are:
PSY-241 Abnormal Psychology
HSC-112 Medical Terminology

Instructors

Jenny Shivers Associate 515-574-1292 shivers@iowacentral.edu
Tracy Crippin-Haake Associate 515-574-1192 crippin@iowacentral.edu
Dr. Anne Macek-Lachelt Instructor 515-574-1246 lachelt@iowacentral.edu
Jennifer Condon Dean 515-574-1190 condon@iowacentral.edu