Gannon University - Ruskin Physical Therapy Program
Phone+1 813.658.4926
Phone 2 +1 813.658.4902
Private
CAPTE Accredited
Bachelors Degree Required
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Yes
Course Prerequisites
General Information
IMPORTANT NOTES:

1.) Anatomy and Physiology courses must be completed at a four year degree granting institution and be an upper division course number.  
2.) All Science pre-requisite courses must include a lab component.
3.) All prerequisite courses must be completed within 10 years prior to term of enrollment. 
4.) Final coursework must be complete by May 15 in year of enrollment.
5.) A maximum of 6 graduate level credits may be accepted for transfer, if a grade of B or higher were achieved and based on program director approval.

If the applicant has questions regarding pre-requisite requirements, please submit a course syllabus or description for review and consideration.

Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
Yes
Anatomy
Anatomy must consist of both a lecture and lab component. If the lab is not listed separately from the lecture, applicants may need to provide a course description or syllabus to identify that the lab requirement has been met. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Any
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg. A&P)
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
Biology I
Each Biology course requirement must consist of both a lecture and lab component. If the lab is not listed separately from the lecture, applicants may need to provide a course description or syllabus to identify that the lab requirement has been met. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Any
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology II
Each Biology course sequence must consist of both a lecture and lab component. If the lab is not listed separately from the lecture, applicants may need to provide a course description or syllabus to identify that the lab requirement has been met. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Any
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
Each Chemistry course sequence must consist of both a lecture and lab component. If the lab is not listed separately from the lecture, applicants may need to provide a course description or syllabus to identify that the lab requirement has been met. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Any
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
Each Chemistry course sequence must consist of both a lecture and lab component. If the lab is not listed separately from the lecture, applicants may need to provide a course description or syllabus to identify that the lab requirement has been met. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry II
  • Chemistry: Any
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
Each Physics course sequence must consist of both a lecture and lab component. If the lab is not listed separately from the lecture, applicants may need to provide a course description or syllabus to identify that the lab requirement has been met. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Each Physics course sequence must consist of both a lecture and lab component. If the lab is not listed separately from the lecture, applicants may need to provide a course description or syllabus to identify that the lab requirement has been met. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Physiology must consist of both a lecture and lab component. If the lab is not listed separately from the lecture, applicants may need to provide a course description or syllabus to identify that the lab requirement has been met. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg. A&P)
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
Psychology
Behavioral or social science courses at a 200 level or above meet this requirement. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Statistics
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics