Tufts University (for Jan. 2022 Start) Doctor of Physical Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy School of Medicine 145 Harrison Avenue Boston MA 02111 United States
Phone+1 617.636.3504
Bachelors Degree Required
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Yes
Course Prerequisites
General Information
Tufts School of Medicine DPT program is accepting prerequisite courses with a pass/fail grade only for the spring and summer semesters of 2020. Courses graded as pass/fail are otherwise not counted towards completion of prerequisite courses.

If a course is repeated, the repeated course needs to be a grade C or better. The grade for the most recently completed course will be used to calculate the prerequisite GPA. Credit awarded through AP exams may be used toward direct equivalent prerequisites.

Courses used to fulfill the Anatomy & Physiology I & II lecture and lab requirements must have been completed within 10 years of the admissions cycle year (e.g., If applying in 2021, then Anatomy & Physiology courses taken since January 2011 will be accepted). Courses used to fulfill the remaining 10 prerequisite courses do not have a specific expiration date and can be older than 10 years.
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 & Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology I (Vertebrate anatomy will also be accepted). Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg. A&P)
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Vertebrate
Anatomy & Physiology II
Human Anatomy and Physiology II (Anatomy and Physiology sequence may be taken as a series of Human Anatomy and Human Physiology or as part of a 2-course A&P sequence). Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg. A&P)
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Vertebrate
Biology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: General I
Biology II
General Biology II (may include an upper-level Biology course, such as Genetics, Microbiology, or Neuroscience).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Neuroscience
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry II
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Organic
English Composition / Writing
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QS: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing
Physics I
General Physics I.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
General Physics II.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QS: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
  • Physics: General
Psychology
Introductory Psychology.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QS: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General II
Psychology
Abnormal, Developmental, or Lifespan Psychology.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QS: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Sports
Statistics
Statistics or Research Design.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QS: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics
  • Research Design