Pre-Physical Therapy Program
Students interested in careers in physical therapy and other health sciences (medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, physician assistant, veterinary medicine, and others) can effectively work toward their goals at Westminster College.
In completing a B.S. from Westminster that includes the recommended courses listed below, students will satisfy the requirements for admission to most physical therapy programs in the United States. This option allows students to spend four years at Westminster and then to apply to programs at a number of different universities.
Further information is available from the chair of the Medical Professions Advisory Committee, Dr. Marosh Furimsky (Department of Biology).
Recommended courses (regardless of major):
BIO 201 Cell Biology and Genetics
BIO 202 Evolution, Form and Function
BIO 203 Biodiversity and Ecology
BIO 206 Biostatistics and Experimental Design
BIO 335 Anatomy
BIO 336 Physiology
CHE 117 Principles of Chemistry
CHE 180 Inorganic Chemistry
CHE 261 Organic Chemistry I
CHE 262 Organic Chemistry II
PHY 141 Foundations of Physics I OR PHY 151 Principles of Physics I
PHY 142 Foundations of Physics II OR PHY 152 Principles of Physics II
Imagine yourself a physical therapist in a clinic, hospital, hospice, school, or private office.