The Doctor of Physical Therapy requires a series of prerequisite classes to prepare you for the program’s coursework. PTCAS will use these courses to calculate a separate specific grade point average used in the admission decision. All courses, except for Medical Terminology, must be at least three credit hours.
As a part of your application, you must fill out a Course Completion Form.
- Statistics (must include a study of descriptive and inferential statistics)
- Human Anatomy: One semester with lab, OR Human Anatomy & Physiology I with lab
- Human Physiology: One semester with lab, OR Human Anatomy & Physiology II with lab
- General Chemistry: Two semesters with labs. The course must be inorganic focused.
- General Physics: Two semesters with labs
- Introductory Psychology
- Human Lifespan Development (must include a study of birth to death)
If offered admission to the DPT program, Medical Terminology is also required and must be demonstrated by:
- Formal coursework, or
- Online instruction with a certificate of completion
- Online courses are acceptable EXCEPT for science courses with labs.
- Dual credit courses are acceptable if recorded on a college transcript with a grade.
- Courses taken for AP credit will be accepted for prerequisite courses if a score of three or higher is earned. The course must appear on official university transcripts.
- CLEP tests are not accepted.
- Students may retake up to fifteen (15) credit hours of prerequisites. The higher grade will be used to compute prerequisite GPA, but all grades will be used to calculate cumulative GPA.
- If English is not your native language, a minimum TOEFL score of 628P or 267C or 113i is required at time of application. This policy is waived if the applicant has received an undergraduate degree from an accredited school in the United States by the time of entrance into the program.
- Applicants who previous matriculated in any physical therapy program in the United States are not eligible for admission into the IU Doctor of Physical Therapy program.