Comparison of Course Prerequisites by Program

Program Name Anatomy and Physiology Biology / Biological Chemistry Physics Social / Behav Sci
Statistics
Math
Exercise Physiology
Medical Terminology
English Composition / Writing
Communication/Speech
Humanities
Ethics
First Aid / CPR
Nutrition, Health, Wellness
Other
Anatomy
Anatomy & Physiology I
Anatomy & Physiology II
Physiology
Biology / Biological Science
Biology I
Biology II
Chemistry
Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Physics
Physics I
Physics II
Psychology
Social/Behavioral Science
AdventHealth University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Alabama State University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1
Alvernia University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
American International College 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Anderson University 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1
Andrews University 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Angelo State University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
Arcadia University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Arkansas State University 1 1 1 1 1 1
Army-Baylor University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
AT Still University of Health Sciences 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Augusta University (formerly known as Georgia Regents University) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Bellarmine University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Belmont University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Boston University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Bradley University 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
Brenau University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Briar Cliff University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1
California State University, Fresno 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
California State University, Long Beach 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
California State University, Northridge 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
California State University, Sacramento 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Campbell University 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Carroll University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 3
Central Michigan University 1 1 1 2 1 1 3 1 1 1
Chapman University (for class beginning summer 2021) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Chatham University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Clarke University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Clarkson University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Cleveland State University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
College of Saint Mary 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
College of St Scholastica 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
College of Staten Island, (CUNY) 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Columbia University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 5 1 1
Concordia University - Saint Paul 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Concordia University Wisconsin 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Creighton University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Daemen College 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4
Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1
DeSales University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1
Dominican College of Blauvelt 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Drexel University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Duke University 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1
Duquesne University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
D'Youville College 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1
East Carolina University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
East Tennessee State University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Eastern Washington University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Elon University 1 6
Emory & Henry College 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Emory University 1 1 1 1 1
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 1 1 2 2 2 2 1
Florida Gulf Coast University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Florida International University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Florida Southern College 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University - Doctor of Physical Therapy 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 3
Franklin Pierce University (AZ) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Franklin Pierce University (NH) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Gannon University - Erie 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Gannon University - Ruskin 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
George Fox University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
George Washington University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2
Georgia Southern University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Georgia State University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Governors State University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1
Grand Valley State University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
Hampton University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Harding University 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Hardin-Simmons University 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
High Point University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Howard University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Husson University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Idaho State University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Indiana State University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Indiana University - School of Health & Human Sciences 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Kean University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Langston University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Loma Linda University 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 3 1
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 3 1
Marist College - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Marquette University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Marshall University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Marymount University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Maryville University of Saint Louis 1
Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
MCPHS University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Medical University of South Carolina 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Mercer University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Mercy College 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Messiah University - Doctor in Physical Therapy Program 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Methodist University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
MGH Institute of Health Professions 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Midwestern University - Downers Grove 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 3
Midwestern University - Glendale 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 3
Misericordia University 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1
Missouri State University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 2
Mount Saint Mary’s University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1
Mount St. Joseph University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin University 1 1 1 2 2 2 1
Nazareth College of Rochester 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
New York Institute of Technology 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
New York Medical College 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
New York University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Northeastern University 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Northern Arizona University 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Northern Illinois University 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 1 1 1
Northwestern University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Nova Southeastern University - Tampa Bay (Blended 4-Year Program) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Oakland University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Ohio State University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ohio University 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1
Oklahoma City University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Old Dominion University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Pacific University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Suwanee - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Plymouth State University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1
Quinnipiac University 1
Radford University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Regis University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Rockhurst University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions - (for the classes beginning in summer and fall) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Blackwood/South) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Newark/North Campus) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Sacred Heart University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Sage Colleges, The 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1
Saint Francis University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1
Saint Louis University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Samford University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Samuel Merritt University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Seton Hall University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Shenandoah University 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1
Simmons University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
South College - June Cohort 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Southwest Baptist University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Springfield College 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
St. Ambrose University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
St. Catherine University 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
State University of New York Upstate Medical University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Stockton University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Stony Brook University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Temple University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Tennessee State University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4
Texas State University 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Texas Woman's University 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, The - Bridge PTA to DPT Program 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
Thomas Jefferson University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Touro College (Bayshore/Manhattan) 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 3
Touro University Nevada 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Trine University 1 1 2 2 2 1 1
Tufts University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
University at Buffalo, State University of New York 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2
University of Alabama at Birmingham 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 1 1 2 2 2 2 1
University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco State University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
University of Central Arkansas 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
University of Central Florida 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
University of Cincinnati 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2
University of Colorado 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
University of Dayton 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
University of Delaware 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
University of Evansville 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
University of Findlay 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 4
University of Florida 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
University of Hartford 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
University of Illinois at Chicago 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
University of Indianapolis 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
University of Iowa 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
University of Jamestown 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1
University of Kansas Medical Center 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
University of Kentucky 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
University of Lynchburg 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 3
University of Mary 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
University of Maryland - Baltimore 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
University of Maryland - Eastern Shore 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
University of Miami 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
University of Michigan - Flint 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
University of Montana - Missoula 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
University of Mount Union 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1
University of Nebraska Medical Center 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
University of Nevada, Las Vegas 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
University of New England 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
University of New Mexico 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
University of North Dakota 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 2 1 3
University of North Florida 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
University of North Georgia 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth 1 1 1 2 2 1
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
University of Pittsburgh 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
University of Pittsburgh - DPT/PhD in Bioengineering Program 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1
University of Puget Sound 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
University of Rhode Island 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
University of Saint Mary 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 1
University of Scranton 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
University of South Alabama 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2
University of South Carolina 1 1 2 2 2 1 1
University of South Dakota 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1
University of South Florida 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
University of Southern California 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
University of St Augustine for Health Sciences - Residential Program (Choose from 4 campuses) 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
University of Tennessee Health Science Center 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
University of Texas at El Paso 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, The 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, The 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1
University of the Incarnate Word 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
University of the Pacific 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 1
University of Toledo 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
University of Utah 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
University of Vermont 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
University of Washington 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
University of Wisconsin-Madison 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Utica College 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Virginia Commonwealth University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Walsh University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Washington University in St Louis 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Wayne State University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3
West Coast University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
West Virginia University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Western Carolina University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Western Kentucky University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Western Michigan University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
Western University of Health Sciences 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Wheeling University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Wichita State University 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 1
Widener University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 2
William Carey University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Wingate University 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Winston-Salem State University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Youngstown State University 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
# of Programs with 1 or More Courses Required in Sub-category ** 112 119 117 119 77 146 108 25 212 212 17 220 219 204 57
# of Programs that Have at Least 1 Course Prerequisite in Main Subject 235 212 236 237 226 231 50 37 39 46 12 4 3 1 2 33
% of Programs that Have at Least 1 Course Prerequisite in Main Subject 97% 87% 97% 98% 93% 95% 20% 15% 16% 19% 4% 1% 1% 0% 0% 13%
# of Programs that Do Not Have at Least 1 Course Prerequisite in Main Subject** 6 29 5 4 15 10 191 204 202 195 229 237 238 240 239 208
% of Programs that Do Not Have at Least 1 Course Prerequisite in Main Subject** 2% 12% 2% 1% 6% 4% 79% 84% 83% 80% 95% 98% 98% 99% 99% 86%
# of Programs with No Data to Date* 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

The number in each column reflects how many times each course subject appears in the program's course prerequisite table on the PTCAS website. This number generally corresponds to the number of courses required for admission to the program. It may also refer to a one-year sequence in a course subject, block of courses, recommended course, or course option within a prerequisite track. Visit the PTCAS Directory for program-specific details.

DPT education programs may change course prerequisites at any time and may have additional requirements, preferences, or policies that are not reflected in this summary or on the PTCAS website. Programs may also allow applicants to substitute courses or choose different prerequisite tracks. Applicants should review the PTCAS Directory for program-specific details and contact programs directly to determine whether a particular course will fulfill a prerequisite.