Pre-Physical Therapy Curriculum

For students applying to UNMC’s Physical Therapy program for Fall 2016 or after, a bachelor’s degree and the pre-requisites listed below, are required before applying.  Students’ majors may be in any area of interest. 

Creighton’s Physical Therapy program requires a minimum of 90 credits, as well as the courses on the back of this guide, although preference is usually given to students who have received a bachelor’s degree.  Students are strongly encouraged to choose a major of interest and follow the requirements for that major while completing the necessary pre-physical therapy courses. 

The GRE is required for both institutions and a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

No grade below “C-” will be accepted for UNMC.  No grade below “C” will be accepted for Creighton.


Requirements needed to make application to UNMC’s Physical Therapy Program:

Biology                                                                                                 (6 credit hours minimum)

Two biology courses of any type; does not have to be a sequence.

Examples:

BIOL 1450                                  Biology I                                                                        5 credits

BIOL 1750                                  Biology II                                                           5 credits

BIOL 2440                                  Biology of Microorganisms                                     4 credits

Human Physiology & Anatomy                                                              (8 credit hours minimum)

BIOL 2740 & 2840                        Human Physiology & Anatomy I & II                       4 credits each

OR

PE 2400 & 2500                          Human Physiology & Anatomy I & II                       4 credits each

(May not be taken for on-line credit for UNMC’s Physical Therapy program.)

                                                           

Chemistry                                                                                             (8 credit hours minimum)

CHEM 1180* & 1184                    General Chemistry I & Lab                                                4 credits

CHEM 1190 & 1194                      General Chemistry II & Lab                                   4 credits

*Requires Math 1310 or placement beyond, plus CHEM 1140 & 1144 or CHEM 1120, or placement beyond as pre-requisites. (May not be taken for on-line credit for UNMC’s Physical Therapy program.)

Physics                                                                                                (8 credit hours minimum)

PHYS 1110* & 1154                     General Physics I & Lab                                        5 credits

PHYS 1120 & 1164                       General Physics II & Lab                                       5 credits

OR

PHYS 2110** & 1154                   General Physics I – Calculus Level & Lab                  5 credits

PHYS 2120*** & 1164                  General Physics II – Calculus Level & Lab                 5 credits

*Requires Math 1310 or placement beyond

**Requires Math 1950 as pre-requisite.    ***Requires Math 1960 as pre-requisite.

(May not be taken for on-line credit for UNMC’s Physical Therapy program.)


Social Sciences                                                                                          (6 credit hours minimum)

Two social science courses, one of which must be:

PSYC 2500*                                Life Span Psychology                                            3 credits

OR PSYC 4440*                           Abnormal Psychology                                           3 credits

*Requires PSYC 1010 as a pre-requisite.

 

Statistics                                                                                             (3 credit hours minimum)

Choose one:

PSYC 3130                                 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences                       3 credits

SOC 2130                                   Basic Statistics                                                     3 credits

STAT 3000                                  Statistical Methods I                                             3 credits

MATH 1530                                 Intro to Applied Probability & Statistics                     3 credits

BSAD 3160                                 Managerial Statistics for Business                            4 credits

Writing Intensive Course                                                                (3 credit hours recommended)

RECOMMENDED, not required.  May be taught from any area.

Examples: ENGL 2400, ENGL 3980, WRWS 1500, PE 4010 (for Exercise Science majors)…


Upper Division Courses                                                                     (9 credit hours recommended)

Three upper-division courses must be taken from ONE of the following areas: humanities, physical sciences, life sciences, social/behavioral sciences, or education (including professional physical education courses).


Please visit UNMC’s School of Allied Health Professions website at http://www.unmc.edu/alliedhealth/ for further details.

 

Requirements needed to make application to Creighton’s Physical Therapy Program:

90 credits minimum, which must include the following:              

BIOL 1450 & 1750                        Biology I & II                                                       5 credits each

BIOL 2740 & 2840                        Human Physiology & Anatomy I & II                       4 credits each

OR PE 2400 & 2500                     Human Physiology & Anatomy I & II                       4 credits each

CHEM 1180-1184 & 1190-1194      General Chemistry I & II w/Labs                            4 credits each

PHYS 1110-1154 & 1120-1164       General Physics I & II w/Labs                                5 credits each

OR PHYS 2110-1154 & 2120-1164  General Physics I & II (Calc-Based) w/Labs              5 credits each

ENGL 1150/1154 & 1160/1164       English Composition I & II                                     3 credits each

One statistics course from:            PSYC 3130, SOC 2130, STAT 3000, BSAD 3160

or MATH 1530                                         3-4 credits                     

If an applicant will not complete a bachelor’s degree prior to matriculation into Creighton’s Physical Therapy program, then an additional requirement of 3 upper-division courses in a major area of study is needed.  These candidates must identify their major emphasis of study and satisfactorily complete a minimum of 3 upper-division courses toward that major. 

Please visit Creighton’s School of Pharmacy & Health Profession’s website at http://spahp.creighton.edu/admission for further details.