Prerequisites - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program | Briar Cliff University

DPT Program Prerequisites


Students applying to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program should earn a baccalaureate-level degree by June 1 prior to entrance into this program. Applicants are allowed to have no more than two outstanding prerequisite courses left to be taken in the spring semester prior to entrance into the program. If you have any questions, contact the Department of Physical Therapy

Prerequisite Courses

COURSE SUBJECT LAB REQUIRED? CREDIT HOURS ACCEPTABLE COURSES
Anatomy Yes • Anatomy
• Physiology
• Anatomy & Physiology: Combined
• Human Anatomy & Physiology
• Mammalian Anatomy & Physiology
• Vertebrate Anatomy & Physiology
Biology I Yes 4 • Biology: Cell
• Biology: Embryology
• Biology: General
• Biology: General I
• Biology: Genetics
• Biology: Histology
• Biology: Immunology
• Biology: Microbiology
• Biology: Molecular Biology
• Biology: Zoology
Biology II Yes

• Biology: General II 
• Biology: Embryology
• Biology: Cell
• Biology: Genetics
• Biology: Histology
• Biology: Immunology
• Biology: Endocrinology
• Biology: Microbiology
• Biology: Molecular Biology
• Biology: Zoology

Chemistry I Yes 4 • Chemistry I
• Chemistry: Inorganic
• Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II Yes 4 • Chemistry II
• Chemistry: Biochemistry
• Chemistry: Inorganic
• Chemistry: Organic
Medical Terminology No 1 • Medical Terminology
Physics I Yes 4 • Physics I
• General Physics
Physics II Yes 4 • Physics II
Physiology Yes 3 • Anatomy
• Physiology
• Anatomy & Physiology: Combined
• Human Anatomy & Physiology
• Mammalian Anatomy & Physiology
Psychology No 3 • General Psychology
• Introduction to Psychology
• Psychology: General I
• Psychology: General II
Psychology No 3 • Psychology: Abnormal
• Psychology: Psychopathology
Psychology No 3 • Psychology: Child
• Psychology: Adolescent
• Psychology: Developmental
• Psychology: Growth & Development
• Psychology: Lifespan Development
Statistics No 3 • Biology: Biostatistics
• Business: Statistics
• Mathematics: Statistics
• Psychology: Statistics

Updated: June 2020.

 

Essential Functions

This DPT program, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. It is the expectation that physical therapy students must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodations, each of the expected essential functions in order to fully participate in and complete the graduation requirements for a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.