Pre-Physical Therapy

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-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
3.0
MAT-156 Statistics I
3.0
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: 17.0
 
A.A. Degree Total Hours: 71.0

*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