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Pre-Physical Therapist Course Sequences

Pre-PTA Courses

This is a typical list of courses that students can take at PPSC that prepares students to transfer to a traditional four-year college or university.
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Typical AS Pre-PT Course Sequence

Below is a typical Pre-PT class sequence to fulfill an Associate of Science Degree at PPSC. This class sequence is in preparation for transferring to a four-year university Pre-PT track. Courses can be spread out further.

This sequence is not designed for the Associate of Applied Sciences/Physical Therapy Assistant.

Note: This sequence should be revised based on the Pre-PT track at the transfer college or university of the student's choice. Some course requirements vary.

First Semester

CHE 101 prerequisite to CHE 111 is only needed if student has not passed High School Chemistry or has not taken any previous college Chemistry.

Second Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

* Taking 3 Psychology courses does not fit into the Associate of Science Degree. Students may elect to be in the Associate of Arts degree to fulfill these requirements. Consult with your advisor for best course sequencing.

Note: Anatomy and Physiology courses should be taken at Junior or Senior levels at a traditional four-year institutions to properly prepare for Physical Therapy School. Taking BIO 106, BIO 201 and BIO 202 at PPSC would not be sufficient.

PPSC does not offer Bio-Chem courses. Those also would need to be taken after a student transfers to a traditional four-year university or college. 

Students should research Pre-PT tracks at the four-year institutions of their choice prior to attending.

Meet with your general Health Sciences Advisor to plan course schedules.