Join Organization 2022-23
University of South Carolina Physical Therapy Program
Blatt PE Center 1300 Wheat St Department of Exercise Science Arnold School of Public Health Columbia SC 29208 United States
Phone+1 803.777.5521
Fax+1 803.777.0486
Public
CAPTE Accredited
Bachelors Degree Required
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Yes
Course Prerequisites
General Information
All students enrolled in the program are required to have successfully completed selected prerequisite coursework prior to enrollment, including those listed below.

*Our students are required to have taken Medical Terminology before they begin the program. Those who are lacking this requirement will be provided an online course in the summer before the program at no cost.
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
No
Anatomy & Physiology I
The 8 hours of Anatomy and Physiology can be 8 hours of combined A&P, or 4 hours of Anatomy and 4 hours of Physiology. Anatomy must be human anatomy.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
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
Anatomy & Physiology II
See above
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: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
Biology / Biological Science
One of the Biology courses must be general biology.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • 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: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Any
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology / Biological Science
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General
Chemistry
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Any
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Any
Physics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics: General
Physics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QS: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Any
  • 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
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Psychology: Statistics
Statistics
We will also accept Research Methods from a STEM department to fulfill the Statistics requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QS: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics