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Shenandoah University Division of Physical Therapy
Division of Physical Therapy 1775 North Sector Court Suite 219 Winchester VA 22601 United States
Phone+1 540.665.5559
Private
CAPTE Accredited
Bachelors Degree Required
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Yes
Course Prerequisites
General Information
All prerequisite courses must be completed with a C or better (2.0 on 4.0 scale) to be accepted toward fulfilling the requirement.  CLEP hours/credits are not accepted for any prerequisite course work. Applicants completing courses on the quarter hour system should be aware of the equivalency of hours for the semester system and convert their quarter hours accordingly to insure that they meet the minimum semester hour requirements.  6 quarter hrs = 4.02 semester hours; 5 quarter hrs = 3.35 semester hours; 4 quarter hrs = 2.68 semester hours; 3 quarter hrs = 2.01 semester hours; 2 quarter hrs = 1.34 semester hours; 1 quarter hr  = 0.67 semester hrs.
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
No
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy
Coursework older than 5 years will not be accepted
An introductory course sequence of human anatomy and physiology I & II or a separate 4-credit course (with labs) in Anatomy is acceptable. An on-site laboratory must be completed to fulfill the lab requirement for anatomy coursework. Comparative, vertebrate and other animal (mammalian) anatomy courses do NOT fulfill the anatomy requirement. Exceptions to this requirement are made on a case-by-case basis dependent upon the applicant demonstrating that their degree-granting institution does not offer human anatomy. Advanced placement (AP) credits are NOT acceptable toward fulfilling this requirement. Coursework older than 5 years not accepted for any anatomy course either stand alone or as part of the A & P I and II sequence. Applicants that have taken a combined A&P course, must take the second course in the series to be acceptable for both the Anatomy and Physiology prerequisites. Mixing of A&P courses with stand alone courses in Anatomy and Physiology is not acceptable toward meeting the Anatomy and Physiology requirement.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg. A&P)
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
Biology / Biological Science
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted
An 8-credit course sequence (including lab components) that provides an introduction to the chemical basis of life, cell biology, heredity and general biological principles is acceptable. Upper level biology courses with a laboratory component are also acceptable. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the PT admissions committee, if the applicant is able to provide documentation of functional use of the material.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • Biology: Advanced
  • 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: Biochemistry
Biology / Biological Science
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted
This is the second of 2 biology/biological science courses required. The second course in an 8-credit course sequence (including lab components) that provides an introduction to the chemical basis of life, cell biology, heredity and general biological principles is acceptable. Upper level biology courses with a laboratory component are also acceptable. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the PT admissions committee, if the applicant is able to provide documentation of functional use of the material.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • Biology: Advanced
  • 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: Biochemistry
Chemistry
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted
This is 1 of 2 chemistry courses required. An introductory 8-credit course sequence with lab components that provides inorganic (general), organic or biochemistry is acceptable for fulfilling both parts of this requirement. A 4-credit course with lab in inorganic, organic, analytical, physical or biochemistry is also acceptable for each individual chemistry prerequisite. Advanced Placement (AP) hours are NOT accepted toward fulfilling this requirement. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the PT admissions committee, if the applicant is able to provide documentation of functional use of the material.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry II
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted
This is 2 of 2 chemistry courses required. The second half of an introductory 8-credit course sequence with lab components that provides inorganic (general), organic or biochemistry is acceptable for fulfilling this requirement. A 4-credit course with lab in inorganic, organic, analytical, physical or biochemistry is also acceptable for each individual chemistry prerequisite. Advanced Placement (AP) hours are NOT accepted toward fulfilling this requirement. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the PT admissions committee, if the applicant is able to provide documentation of functional use of the material.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry II
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted
This is 1 of 2 physics courses required. An introductory 8-credit course sequence with lab components of non-calculus based physics with an emphasis on mechanics, electricity, heat, light and sound is required and fulfills both parts of this requirement. Calculus based physics courses are also acceptable. Kinesiology and Biomechanics do NOT fulfill this requirement. Advanced Placement (AP) hours are NOT accepted toward fulfilling this requirement. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the PT admissions committee, if the applicant is able to provide documentation of functional use of the material.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Physics: General
Physics
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted
This is the second of 2 physics courses required. The second half of an introductory 8-credit course sequence with lab components of non-calculus based physics with an emphasis on mechanics, electricity, heat, light and sound fulfills this requirement. Calculus based physics courses are also acceptable. Kinesiology and Biomechanics do NOT fulfill this requirement. Advanced Placement (AP) hours are NOT accepted toward fulfilling this requirement. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the PT admissions committee, if the applicant is able to provide documentation of functional use of the material.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Physics: General
Physiology
An introductory course sequence of human anatomy and physiology I & II or a separate human physiology course is acceptable toward fulfilling the physiology requirement. A stand-alone, 4-credit (with lab) physiology course is also acceptable. An on-site laboratory is strongly recommended to fulfill the lab requirement for physiology coursework. Exercise physiology does NOT fulfill this requirement. Comparative, vertebrate and other animal (mammalian) physiology courses do NOT fulfill the physiology requirement. Exceptions to this requirement are made on a case-by-case basis dependent upon the applicant demonstrating that their degree-granting institution does not offer human physiology. Advanced placement (AP) credits are NOT acceptable toward fulfilling this requirement. Coursework older than 5 years not accepted if the A&P I and II sequence is used to satisfy this requirement.
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: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
Psychology
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted
Psychology courses related to health, wellness, neuropsychology, development, lifespan, psychology of disease and rehabilitation are preferred. Psychology of Sport does NOT fulfill this requirement. Other psychology courses not listed may be accepted at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the PT admissions committee, if the applicant is able to provide documentation of functional use of the material.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QS: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
Social/Behavioral Science
A sociology course or an additional psychology course is acceptable for fulfilling this requirement. Courses not listed below may be accepted for this requirement at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the PT admissions committee, if the applicant is able to provide documentation of functional use of the material.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QS: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Community Health
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Cultural Geography
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Ethnic Studies
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Human Sexuality
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Marriage/Family
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Personal Health
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Social Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Social Work
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Women’s Studies
Statistics
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted
An introduction to statistics course is acceptable. Other specific statistics courses as listed below are acceptable. Statistics courses not listed may be deemed acceptable a at the discretion of the Admissions Committee. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the PT admissions committee, if the applicant is able to provide documentation of functional use of the material.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QS: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics