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Stockton University Physical Therapy Program
Physical Therapy Program Office of Graduate Admissions 101 Vera King Farris Drive Galloway NJ 08205 United States
Phone+1 609.626.3640
Public
CAPTE Accredited
Bachelors Degree Required
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Non-Stockton students must earn a baccalaureate in the spring semester prior to entering the DPT program in the fall.
Course Prerequisites
General Information
Program requires the completion of a minimum of 64 earned credits at the time of application for Stockton students; non-Stockton students/applicants must earn a baccalaureate in the spring semester prior to entering the DPT program in the fall.

A maximum of 2 outstanding prerequisite courses may be completed by the end of the spring semester of the academic year in which the student applies.

Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory courses:  
The pass/no credit option will not be accepted for Stockton University DPT prerequisites courses.  In the rare instance that an applicant was not offered the choice of receiving a letter grade at their institution, proof of these grading policies will be required from the applicant.

Online and/or distance learning courses:
       * Spring 2020: At this time, the DPT admissions committee will review Spring 2020 prerequisite science lab courses on a case to case basis.
      * Summer 2020: At this time, Non-science prerequisites (statistics, psychology) may be completed online. For science prerequisites the lecture portions (chemistry, anatomy,  
        physiology, biology, physics) may be taken online but the laboratory component must be taken in a traditional laboratory setting at the same institution as the lecture.
     * Fall 2020: To be determined. 

As in all previous cycles, students may have up to 2 outstanding prerequisites courses remaining at the time of application.
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
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Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy
Appropriate Anatomy and Physiology must have the required science prerequisites and should be completed for science majors. Developmental, microscopic, and gross anatomy of the human body by organ systems, including laboratory dissection of the cat along with fresh animal structures and organs and pertinent human illustrations. For students taking these courses at Stockton, only the following courses are accepted: Biology 2180/85 Human Anatomy with Lab Biology 2150/51 Principles of Physiology with Lab
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3 or 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg. A&P)
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
Biology I
Biological macromolecules and subunits; cell structure & function: membrane transport, energy transformations, motility, cell division, storage and processing of genetic information, signals for metabolic control.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3 or 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Molecular
Biology II
Continued study of the biology of organisms. A phylogenetic survey of the taxonomic kingdoms, ideas about the origin of life, the theory of evolution, and the evidence that supports it. One year of science-based biology coursework with labs in lieu of one semester of cells and molecules and one semester of organisms and evolution biology is acceptable. One course must include the content within the description of Bio 1. Online or survey course are not acceptable.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3 or 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
Chemistry I
Introductory chemistry: composition and structure of matter; energy changes and thermochemistry; stoichiometry; periodic trends; chemical equilibrium; solutions; gas laws; and acids and bases.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3 or 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
General/organic chemistry: covalent bonding; stereochemistry; representative functional groups; molecules of biological importance such as alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carbolic acids, amines, carbohydrates.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3 or 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry II
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
Principles of motion, forces, momentum, transformation and conservation of energy, heat, entropy, fluid flow with applications in life sciences and everyday life.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3 or 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Principles of oscillations, sound systems, waves, electricity, magnetism, light, and radioactivity. Applications to the Earth???s magnetism, television sets, electrical motors, the eye, lenses, and the microscope.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3 or 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
  • Physics: General
Physiology
Appropriate Anatomy and Physiology courses must have required science prerequisites and should be completed for science majors. Explores fundamental physical and chemical mechanisms that underlie the normal function of the cardiovascular, respiratory, excretory, digestive, muscular, endocrine, and nervous systems. For students taking these courses at Stockton, only the following courses are accepted: Biology 2180/85 Human Anatomy with Lab Biology 2150/51 Principles of Physiology with Lab
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3 or 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg. A&P)
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
Psychology
Human growth and development, learning, cognitive and perceptual processes, physiology, emotion, motivation, personality, psychological tests, social psychology, behavior disorders and therapy.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Statistics
Statistics utilizes a case study approach to the study of statistics. It emphasizes statistical thinking, deals with real data and concepts, and fosters active learning.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics