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Pre-Physical Therapy

The Department of Biological Sciences offers a four-year program leading to acceptance in physical therapy programs at the University of Kentucky and Bellarmine University. Our students have also used MSU preparation to attend Baylor, Ohio State, and the University of Illinois, just to name a few additional schools.

Physical therapists participate in the evaluation and treatment of patients with various health problems affecting their physical responses. They receive referrals from licensed physicians and maintain contact with them. Students in the physical therapy program are required to have some experience as an aide or volunteer in addition to meeting basic course requirements.

Curricular Outlines


 

 
First Year
Fall
Hrs.
    Spring
Hrs.
BIO 100T Transitions
1
  BIO 216B Biological Inquiry and Analysys
4
PSY 180K,B,W General Psychology
3
   
MAT 250 Calculus and Analytic  
BIO 115 The Cellular Basis of Life
3
      Geometry (recommended)
5
MAT 150B Algebra and Trigonometry
5
  PSY 260K,B Lifespan Development
3
ENG 105K Critical Reading, Writing and Inquiry
4
   
COM 161K Introduction to Public Speaking
3
Total
16
   
Total
15
   
Second Year
Fall
Hrs.
     Spring
Hrs.
BIO 221K Zoology: Animal Form and Function or  
    
BIO 221K Zoology: Animal Form and Function or  
BIO 222 Botany: Plant Form and Function
4
  BIO 222 Botany: Plant Form and Function
4
CHE 201 General College Chemistry
5
  CHE 202K,B,W General College Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis

5

CIV 201K,B,W World Civilizations and Cultures I or     PHY 130/131K,B,W General Physics I with Lab
4
CIV 202 World Civilizations and Cultures II
3
  Unrestricted Elective
3
MAT 135K,B,W Introduction to Probability and Statistics or      
PSY 300K,B,W Principals and Methods of Statistical Analysis
3-4
 
Total
15-16
  Total
16
   
Third Year
Fall
Hrs.
  Spring
Hrs.
BIO 120 Scientific Etymology
1
  BIO 220K Clinical Terminology
1
BIO 300 Microbiology or
4
  BIO 333 Genetics
4
BIO 321 Cell Biology: Mechanisms
3
  PHY 132/133K,B,W General Physics II with Lab
4
BIO 308W Ethics in Biology
3
  CHE 320 Organic Chemistry II
3
CHE 312 Organic Chemistry I with Lab 5   Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity, and  
     
World's Artistic Traditions Elective
3
Total
16
  Total
15
   
Fourth Year
Fall
Hrs.
     Spring
Hrs.
BIO 450B Exercise Physiology
3
     CHE 330 Basic Biochemistry
3
BIO 322B Animal Physiology
4
  BIO 449 Senior Biology Seminar
1
HUM 211 The Western Humanities Tradition
3
  BIO 320 K,B,W Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy or
SOC 133W Introduction to Sociology
3
      BIO 227/228 Human Anatomy and Lab
4-5
Total
13
  Total
11-12

Total curriculum requirement needed to graduate: 120 hours (minimum)

KCourses meet the pre-requisite requirements for application to the physical therapy program at the University of Kentucky. Recommended courses are mathematics and computer keyboarding and Exercise Physiology. No grade lower than a C is acceptable in the prerequisite course.

BCourses meet the prerequisite requirements for application to the physical therapy program at Bellarmine University in Kentucky.

WCourses meet the pre-requisite requirements for application to the physical therapy program at Western Kentucky State University. Recommended courses are Medical Terminology, Kinesiology, and Biomechanics. No grade lower than a C is acceptable in the prerequisite course.

NOTE: Students in the pre-physical therapy program must obtain 100-200+ hours of experience as an aid or volunteer in a physical therapy department in addition to the above requirements.

NOTE: Most physical therapy programs require certification in CPR and First Aid and recommend or require that these requirements be completed before entering their program.

For further information contact: Dr. Terry Derting, 270-809-2786

 

 

 

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