School of Health Sciences

Pre-Physical Therapy Track

 

Please refer to the catalog for detailed course descriptions http://catalog.csuohio.edu

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Students choosing this track complete the prerequisite courses needed to apply for graduate studies in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Cleveland State University.  Students also have access to the Pre-Professional Advising office and can take advantage of the services offered there. These include the centralized application services, admissions requirements and engagement opportunities. Make sure to check out the program offerings, resources and newsletters they have available here !

Cleveland State also offers a Pre-Physical Therapy Club  that all students are encouraged to join. This group helps students connect with current DPT graduate students, get involved and share resources for graduate applications. 

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Students interested in applying to a graduate physical therapy program must complete the following:

CORE - THREE COURSES    

  • HSC 200 - Introduction to Health Sciences (waived for Tri-C and Lakeland 2+2 students and Post-Baccalaureate students in General Interest Track)
  • HSC 203 - Medical Terminology
  • HSC 305 - Culture and Health Care

CHOOSE ONE COURSE

  • PHL 240 - Health Care Ethics or
  • PHL 440 - Moral Reasoning and Bioethics or
  • PHL 441 - Clinical Issues in Bioethics

CHOOSE ONE COURSE

  • STA 347 - Applied Statistics or
  • PSY 317 - Behavioral Science Statistics: Inference

REQUIRED COURSES - NINE COURSES

  • BIO 200 - Introductory Biology I
  • BIO 201 - Introductory Biology Laboratory I
  • HSC 381 - Pathology
  • HSC 422 - Physiology for the Clinical Sciences
  • HSC 450 - Physiology Lab
  • HSC 475 - Human Gross Anatomy
  • HSC 457 - Human Gross Anatomy Lab
  • HSC 476 - Neuroscience Systems
  • HSC 478 - Neuroscience Lab

PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY AREA OF EMPHASIS - EIGHT COURSES

  • CHM 251 - College Chemistry I
  • CHM 256 - College Chemistry Laboratory I
  • CHM 252 - College Chemistry II
  • CHM 257 - College Chemistry Laboratory II
  • PHY 221 - College Physics I
  • PHY 222 - College Physics II
  • One PSY course
  • One Social or Behavioral Science course (other than PSY 217, PSY 317, or PSY 311)

CAPSTONE - CHOOSE ONE COURSE

  • HSC 410 - Evidence Based Practice or
  • HSC 484 - Advanced Research and Writing in Health Sciences or
  • HSC 487 - Community-Based Participatory Research and Health

EXIT EVALUATION - ONE COURSE

  • HSC 499 - Exit Evaluation

If you are thinking about pursuing a career as a Physical Therapist, make sure to check out some of the resources and tools available below!

Bureau of Labor Statistics for Physical Therapists

Prospective Student Resources from the American Physical Therapy Association