Pre-Physical Therapy Curriculum

UNO cooperates with the Division of Physical Therapy in the School of Allied Health Professions at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha in offering courses and a pre-physical therapy curriculum which satisfies needed college hours for admission into the physical therapy program. An overall GPA of 3.0 with a minimum grade of “C-” in the following required courses is necessary for acceptance at the Medical Center. Adviser: Dean’s office.

The UNMC physical therapy program requires completion of a minimum of 90 credit hours and the GRE before beginning the three-year professional phase at UNMC.

Degree Requirements

Human Anatomy and Physiology (8 hours minimum)

BIOL 2740Human Physiology and Anatomy I

4 credits

BIOL 2840Human Physiology and Anatomy II

4 credits

Chemistry (8 credit hours minimum lecture/lab)

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 or 4 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:8-9

MATH 1310 and the Chemistry Diagnostic Test are prerequisites for CHEM 1180-1184.

Physics (8 to 10 hours minimum lecture/lab)

PHYS 1110General Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

PHYS 1120General Physics

4 credits

PHYS 1164General Physics Laboratory II

1 credit


Students are urged to select courses which are required in an undergraduate degree program. If a student will not complete an undergraduate degree, at least three upper level courses are required in a major area of study.

For more information on courses at UNO, call the Arts and Sciences dean’s office at 402-554-2458. For more information on the UNMC physical therapy program, call 402-559-4259. For information on the Creighton University physical therapy program, call 402-280-2662, or visit their Web site at