Degree Requirements for Pre-Physical Therapy

The degree requirement for the B.S. in Biological and Physical Sciences (BIPH Pre-Physical Therapy) includes 120 credits with a GPA of at least 2.0. 30 of the last 60 credits must be completed at IU Kokomo (see an advisor for the B.A. requirements). In addition to courses required for the campus-wide general education curriculum, students must takes courses in the natural sciences, mathematics, and informatics/computer science, including the ones required as prerequisites for admission to the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at IUPUI. The following courses must be taken and appropriate prerequisites must be met as listed in the Academic Bulletin. 



Communication Skills and Information Literacy (9 cr)

ENG-W131 Elementary Composition I

ENG-W132 Elementary Composition II

SPCH-S121 Public Speaking

Quantitative Literacy

Satisfied by the Mathematics and Informatics courses for the major

Critical Thinking (3 cr)

Satisfied by the major                                                             

Cultural Diversity (3 cr)

One course from the list:                                                       

COAS-I100, SOAS-F200, SPCH-S302, SPCH-S427, EDUC-M300, BUS-D301, SPEA-V130, SPEA-J355, FOLK-F101, any 200-level or above foreign language course                                            

Ethics and Civic Engagement (3 cr)

One course from the list:                                                       

PHIL-P100 Introduction to Philosophy, PHIL-P140 Introduction to Ethics                                       

Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 cr because of the Department of Physical Therapy's admission requirements)


PSY-P103 General Psychology

PSY-P216 Life Span Developmental Psych             

Political Science, History, Sociology, and Economics   (choose one from the list)                          

POLS-Y103 Intro to American Politics, POLS-Y217 Introduction to Comparative Politics, POLS-Y219 Intro to Intl Relations, HIST-H105 American History I, HIST-H106 American History II, HIST-H113 History of Western Civilization I, HIST-H114 History of Western Civilization II                                       

Humanities and Arts (6 cr) (One course from each group)

Fine, Performing and Communication Arts:              

FINA-A101, FINA-A102, FINA-A108, FINA-F100, FINA-S200, HUMA-U101, HUMA-U102, HUMA-U103, HUMA-U305, MUS-M174, MUS-Z201, MUS-X001, MUS-X040, THTR-T120, ENG-W203                                                                                  

Literature and Philosophy:                                                     

Any PHIL course except PHIL-P150, any ENG-L or ENG-E, SPAN-S360 Introduction to Spanish Literature                  

Physical and Life Sciences (8 cr)

Satisfied by the major

BIPH MAJOR/pre-Physical Therapy

COAS-E105 SMI Freshman Learning Community (1 cr)

CLAS-C209 Greek and Latin Elements in Medical Terminology (2 cr)

Courses in Sciences, Mathematics, and Informatics 200-level (min. of 33 cr)

Proper lower-level prerequisites must be met and courses for non-majors do not fulfill the requirements.

Biological Sciences Lab Courses (10 cr)

ANAT-A215 Basic Human Anatomy

PHSL-P 215 Basic Human Physiology

Physical Science Lab Courses (20 cr)

CHEM-C105 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr)

CHEM-C125 Experimental Chemistry I Lab (2 cr)

CHEM-C106 Principles of Chemistry II (3 cr)

CHEM-C126 Experimental Chemistry II Lab (2 cr)

PHYS-P201 or 221 General Physics I (5 cr)

PHYS-P202 or 222 General Physics II (5 cr)


Courses in Sciences, Mathematics, and Informatics 300-level and above (min. of 30 cr)

 At least two courses with a lab (5 cr each) must be selected, and either a capstone course or an internship is required. Proper lower-level prerequisites must be met.

Mathematics, Computer, and Informatics Courses (11-12 cr)

MATH-M 215 Calculus I (5 cr) ‡

INFO-I 101 or CSCI-C 106 (3-4 cr)

MATH-K 310 Statistical Techniques (3 cr)

General Electives

Additional courses to total at least 120 credit hours, if needed, after completing all other requirements.