Pre-Physical Therapy Requirements | Troy University

Pre-Physical Therapy Requirements

Pre-Physical Therapy Program

Minimal Requirements for Entrance

Doctorate in Physical Therapy | Alabama State University 

  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
    • Anatomy & Physiology - 8 hours
    • Principles of Biology and Organismal Biology- 8 hours
    • General Chemistry with labs- 8 hours
    • Medical Terminology (1-3 hours)
    • Physics I and Physics II with labs - 8 hours
    • PreCalculus with Trigonometry or higher - 3 or 4 hours
    • Statistics - 3 or 4 hours
  • English (6 hours)
  • Psychology (6 hours)
  • KIRA Assessment (required)
  • GRE exam (required)

 

University of South Alabama (USA)

  • General Chemistry with labs (8 hours)
  • Physics I and Physics II  with labs  (8 hours)
  • Principles of Biology and  Cell Biology with labs (8hours)
    • Botany may not be used to satisfy this prerequisite
  • Anatomy & Physiology I and II with labs (8 hours)
  • English Composition - 6 hours
  • Social Science - 3 courses-at least two of which must be Psychology
  • GRE Exam

 

Samford University - Department of Physical Therapy

  • General Chemistry with labs (8 hours)
  • Physics I and Physics II  with labs  (8 hours)
  • Principles of Biology and  Cell Biology with labs (8hours)Botany may not be used to satisfy this prerequisite
  • Anatomy & Physiology I and II with labs (8 hours)
  • GRE exam

 

Alabama State University Department of Physical Therapy

  • Biology with lab - 4 hours
  • Biology elective with lab - 4 hours (Biology II, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Histology)(No Botany)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology with lab - 8 hours
  • General Chemistry with lab- 8 hours
  • Physics with lab - 8 hours
  • PreCalculus Trigonometry or higher - 3-4 hours
  • General Psychology - 3 hours
  • Developmental Psychology - 3 hours
  • Elective: Psychology, Sociology, Ethics, or Anthropology- 3 hours
  • Statistics- 3 hours
  • English Composition - 3 hours]
  • Oral Communication, Public Speaking, or Speech- 3 hours
  • GRE or MAT exam

 

Faulkner University- Department of Physical Therapy

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology with labs- 8 hours
  • Biology I and II with labs - 8 hours
  • General Chemistry with labs - 8 hours
  • Physics with labs- 8 hours
  • General Psychology - 3 hours
  • Statistics- 3 hours
  • PreCalculus Trigonometry or higher- 3 hours
  • English Composition - 6 hours
  • Medical Terminology - 1-3 hours
  • GRE exam
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Physical Therapy Schools in Alabama

The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Division of Physical Therapy
School of Health Related Professions, SHRP Building, RM B-41, UAB Station, AL 35294
(205) 934-3566

 

University of South Alabama
Department of Physical Therapy
College of Applied Health Professions, Mobile, AL 36688
(334) 434-3575

 

Samford University Department of Physical Therapy

Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229-2011

205-726-2011

Fast-Track DPT program offered

 

Alabama State University Department of Physical Therapy

915 S Jackson Street, Montgomery, AL 36104

Faulkner University Department of Physical Therapy

53454 Atlanta HWY, Montgomery, AL 36109

334-272-5820

 

Education Required

Baccalaureate degree 

 

Degree / Major

Any major is acceptable as long as you meet the minimal entrance requirements listed above.

 

Admission Test

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6014
Princeton, NJ 08541-6014

 

KIRA Assessment

( series of video and written questions that will take the place of in-person interviews. The assessment is a required scored component of your application.)

 

Application Services

Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS)
3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22305-3085
800-999-2782

 

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22305-3085
800-999-2782

 

*In addition to the courses listed above, one must take 9 hours of Human Physiology.

Questions or comments? Contact the TROY Office of the Pre-Professional Studies.

 

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