Northern Arizona University Program in Physical Therapy
PO Box 15105 208 E. Pine Knoll Dr Building 66 Room 102 Flagstaff AZ 86011 United States
Phone+1 928.523.2170
Phone 2 +1 602.827.2450
Public
CAPTE Accredited
Bachelors Degree Required
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Yes
Course Prerequisites
General Information
Courses listed below can be found in more detail in the NAU course catalog, under course prerequisites on our PTCAS page, and on our prerequisite advising form. The NAU DPT Program does not have an adviser. Please work with your current undergraduate adviser to plan for entering the NAU DPT program. If you have specific questions regarding a course meeting our prerequisite requirements please complete the Prerequisite Inquiry Form for our evaluation. Please visit https://nau.edu/physical-therapy/admissions-requirements/ for more information and links to these sites.
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
No
Anatomy & Physiology I
Must be Lab and Lecture-Based. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg. A&P)
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Vertebrate
Anatomy & Physiology II
Must be Lab and Lecture-Based. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg. A&P)
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Vertebrate
Chemistry I
Must be Lab and Lecture-Based. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
Must be Lab and Lecture-Based. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry II
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Exercise Physiology
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 3
QS: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Physics I
General college physics, either algebra or calculus based. Must be Lab and Lecture-Based. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
General college physics, either algebra or calculus based. Must be Lab and Lecture-Based. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
General Psychology Accepted. 1 or 2 psychology courses required. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QS: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
Abnormal or Developmental Psychology required. Second of 2 psychology courses required. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QS: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Developmental
Statistics
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QS: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics