Oakland University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
433 Meadow Brook Road 3077 Human Health Building Rochester MI 48309 United States
Phone+1 248.370.2369
Phone 2 +1 248.370.4041
Public
CAPTE Accredited
Bachelors Degree Required
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Yes
Course Prerequisites
General Information
Prerequisites do not need to be completed before applying to the program.  Plans for completing the prerequisites should be outlined in the PTCAS application. A minimum grade of a C or greater is required for fulfillment of all prerequisite courses along with an overall prerequisite GPA of a 3.0 average. Please see the PTCAS Directory page for additional information. Transcripts will be reviewed to verify the grades.

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
One lab which may be a separate course or integrated into the lecture course is required in the biological science prerequisite requirements. It may be taken in any of the following prerequisite courses: Biology, Anatomy or Physiology. A combined anatomy and physiology course is a accepted however must take two semesters or a minimum of 6 credits.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
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
Biology I
One lab in the Biological Sciences is required. It may be taken in any of the following prerequisite courses: Biology, Anatomy or Physiology. The lab may be a separate course or integrated into the lecture course. A combined anatomy and physiology course is accepted however one must take two semesters or a minimum of 6 credits.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General
Chemistry I
Two-course sequence in general chemistry or a sequence of inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry is required. A lab is required for one semester only which may be a separate course or integrated into the lecture course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
Two-course sequence in general chemistry or a sequence of chemistry and organic chemistry is required. A lab is required for one semester only which may be a separate course or integrated into the lecture course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Exercise Physiology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Math
Math prerequisite can be fulfilled by taking one semester of Precalculus or one semester of College Algebra and one semester of Analytical Trigonometry.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Physics I
Two-course sequence in general physics is required. A lab is required for one semester only which may be a separate course or integrated into the lecture course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Two-course sequence in general physics is required. A lab is required for one semester only which may be a separate course or integrated into the lecture course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
  • Physics: General
Physiology
One lab which may be a separate course or integrated into the lecture course is required in the biological science prerequisite requirements. It may be taken in any of the following prerequisite courses: Biology, Anatomy or Physiology. A combined anatomy and physiology course is a accepted however one must take two semesters or a minimum of 6 credits.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg. A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
Psychology
1 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
2 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Statistics
Introductory statistics course or research design course is acceptable.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses