New York University Department of Physical Therapy
Department of Physical Therapy Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development 380 Second Avenue, 4th Floor New York NY 10010 United States
Bachelors Degree Required
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Yes
Course Prerequisites
General Information
NOTE: 
All prerequisite science courses must be completed within 10 years of application to the DPT program at NYU.  

Public speaking course (credit or non-credit) is strongly recommended. 
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
Yes
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Biology I
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology II
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry II
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry II
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physical Activity/Movement/Dance/Sports
One course (credit or noncredit) in physical activity/movement/dance/sports, or collegiate level participation in physical activity/movement/dance/sports or intramural/club team participation in physical activity/movement/dance/sports or intermediate level of participation in fitness/wellness (e.g. Pilates, Tai Chi, Yoga, etc.) activities. Noncredit physical activity/movement/dance/sports experience should be logged in the extracurricular activities section in PTCAS.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
Physics I
Calculus or Trigonometry based.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Calculus or Trigonometry based.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
8 credits (semester hours) of Anatomy/Physiology I & II OR 4 credits (semester hours) of Physiology (Cell, Mammalian or Human).
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • See description for acceptable courses
Psychology
At least one Psychology course is required.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
Social/Behavioral Science
1 of 2 social/behavioral science courses required (which may include additional Psychology courses).
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Social/Behavioral Science
2 of 2 social/behavioral science courses required (which may include additional Psychology courses).
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Statistics
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics