Pacific University

Pre-Physical Therapy 2013-2014

Degree: Doctor of Physical Therapy

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American Physical Therapy Association

Required Courses

 
University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
General Biology sequence BI 211& 212 Principles of Biology I, II 10
Human Anatomy and Physiology sequence BI 231, 232, 233 Anatomy & Physiology I. II, III 12
One year course in General Chemistry CH 221, 222, 223 General Chemistry I, II, III 15
One year course in General Physics (need not be calculus based)

PHY 201, 202, & 203 General Physics I-III or

PHY 211, 212, & 213 General Physics (calculus) I-III
12
Statistics MTH 243 Statistics I 5
Psychology - must include 1 general psychology course

PSY 201A or 202A Introduction to Psychology

Choose other psychology courses to reach a minimum total of 9 credits

4

5

English or Writing Classes - must include 1 writing course beyond the introductory level

WR 121 and 122 English Composition

PCC’s 200-level writing courses will count towards upper-division writing at Pacific. WR 222 or 227 is preferred

12

Humanities Courses -fine arts, humanities, history, philosophy, religion, English, music, & foreign language. (At least 3 semester credits must be outside of English, Introductory courses in English or Speech do no meet this requirement.)

 

 

Social Science - sociology, psychology, political science, economics, history, & anthropology. (At least 3 semester hours must be outside of psychology)

ART 101, 102, 103, 115, 116, 117, 131A-C, 141, 142A-C, 143, 181A-C, 204, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 218A-C, 220A-C, 231A-C, 237A-C, 240A-C, 243, 248A-C, 253A-C, 256A-C, 270A-C, 271A-C, 277A-C, 279A-C, 281A-C, 284A-C, 287A-C, 290A-C, 291A-C, 292A-C, 293A-C, 294A-C, ENG 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 209, 211, 213, 240, 250, 253, 255, 257, 258, 260, 261, 275, FR 103 or 151, GER 103 or 151, HST 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 218, 225, 240, 270, 274, 276, 277, 278, 279, 285, HUM 201, 202, 203, 230, JPN 103 or 151, MUC 140, 144, MUS 105, 110, 111, 112, 113, 202, 203, 205, 210, 211, 212, 213, PHL 201, 202, 204, 205, 208, 221, 222, R 210, SPA 103 or 151, TA 101, 111, 112, 113, 141, 142, 143, 180, 227, 241, 242, 243, 253, 261, 274

ATH 101, 102, 103, 207, 208, 209, 231, 232, EC 200, 201, 202, 203, 216, 230, PS 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 211, 220, 222, PSY 201, 202, 203, 213, 214, 215, 216, 220, 222, 231, 232, 239, 240, SOC 204, 205, 206, 213, 218, 232

9 or more

Recommended course work:

Pharmacology, Medical Terminology, Spanish, Abnormal Psychology, Development Psychology, Aging and Disabilities, Public Health, Technical Writing, or Communications.

Bachelor's degree required.

Criteria for Admission: Admission is highly selective and enrollment in the DPT program is limited to 40 students. To be eligible for admission, students must have earned a bachelor's degree by the date of enrollment in the professional program.

The Pacific University Doctor of Physical Therapy Department considers many factors:

  • Strength and breadth of your academic record
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (the average is 3.69)
  • Essay responses
  • Evidence of at least 100 hours of paid or volunteer work under the supervision of one or more physical therapy professionals in a variety of settings with a broad diversity of therapeutic interventions
  • Strength of letters of evaluation
  • Content of application forms and the care with which you prepared them

In addition to the above requirements, consideration is given to:

    • GPA of science/statistics coursework
    • GPA of your last 45 credit hours
    • Observation hours in a variety of settings with a broad diversity of patient populations
    • Extracurricular and community activities and service

Based on the criteria listed above, you may be invited for an on-campus personal interview. This gives you the opportunity to determine your "fit" with the program, and allows the admission committee to continue to assess essential skills and traits which may or may not be reflected in your written application, such as motivation toward a career in physical therapy, the ability to think clearly and logically, poise, self-confidence, warmth, self-awareness, and verbal expression of ideas.

Pacific University requires both the PTCAS and Supplemental Application to be considered for admission.  The PTCAS is due in November

The Pacific University Doctor of Physical Therapy program consists of three academic years and does not include Summer.

This is a Graduate Degree. In addition to the departmental prerequisite requirements listed above, students must also complete general education requirements and have received a bachelor's degree before applying to the School of Physical Therapy. Meet with a PCC Academic Advisor to develop an effective transfer plan that will meet your individual needs.

PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Last updated: September 2013