Recommended Courses

Candidates for admission to physical therapy schools should complete the following recommended courses.

  • Twelve semester hours of psychology (including Abnormal and Developmental)
  • Three semester hours of mathematics (algebra or higher)
  • Three-four semester hours of statistics
  • Eight semester hours of physics (including Labs)
  • Eight-fourteen hours of chemistry (including organic chemistry and biochemistry)
  • Eight semester hours of biology
  • Eight semester hours of human anatomy and physiology
  • Three semester hours of communication studies
  • Six semester hours of English composition
  • Three semester hours of sociology
  • Six-nine semester hours of social sciences
  • Six-twelve semester hours of humanities/fine arts
  • Three semester hours of computer science

For more information about pre-physical therapy, contact Rae Emrick at Emrick_r@wvwc.edu or 304.473.8002.

The American Physical Therapy Association is available on-line at www.apta.org or toll free at 800.999.1781.