Pre-Doctor of Physical Therapy

Pre-Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Degree Requirements

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.

General Education

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

Biological and Physical Sciences 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.