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Pre-Physical Therapy

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Degree

Physical Therapists work with patients who have been in an accident, have a medical condition, or have had surgery to relieve their pain, help them regain their physical strength and get back their independence



Timeline for physical therapy school applicants. This timeline is subject to change based on students’ competitiveness and readiness to apply.

physical therapy school application timeline

Pre-requisite Coursework

Before applying to a Physical Therapy program, schools will expect you to establish academic readiness through undergraduate coursework. Physical Therapy schools have specific coursework that is required for admission.

Research the requirements of the schools where you plan to apply as PT course requirements will and can vary from school to school. You can consult the individual Physical Therapy school websites for information on admission requirements.

Common Coursework Requirements for Texas PT Programs

The below science and math courses are common among each PT program; students should check individual websites for additional course pre-requisite requirements.

Biology requirements: BIO 1404; BIO 1414; BIO 2053 + BIO 2051 (lab); BIO 2063 + BIO 2061 (lab)

Chemistry requirements: CHE 1103 + CHE 1121 (lab); CHE 1113 + CHE 1131 (lab)

Physics requirements: PHY 1603 + PHY 1611 (lab); PHY 1623 + PHY 1631 (lab)

Statistics: STA 1053; STA 1403; or PSY 2073