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University of Saint Mary Stefani Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
4100 South 4th Street 4100 South 4th Street Leavenworth KS 66048 United States
Phone+1 913.758.4398
Phone 2 +1 913.758.6186
Private
CAPTE Accredited
Bachelors Degree Required
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Yes
Course Prerequisites
General Information
Admission into the USM DPT Program is competitive. Completion of the listed prerequisites does not guarantee admission into the program. Prerequisites are subject to annual change without notice.  If necessary, consult our DPT Director of Admissions for an analysis of your transcript.

Coursework older than 10 years is not accepted EXCEPT by written petition to the DPT Admission Committee for individual evaluation. This avenue will be available only after application submission.

Each course taken may only be applied to one prerequisite, with the exception of combined A&P courses. If you repeated prerequisite coursework, you must link all attempts to the individual prerequisites. 
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
Anatomy
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted
Anatomy: 1 semester required with lab. *6 semester-credit-hrs of COMBINED human A&P with lab are accepted for anatomy and physiology requirements. A 5 semester-credit-hour course in COMBINED A&P is acceptable ONLY if paired with additional advanced Anatomy OR Physiology coursework to complete the final 6th credit hour requirement. Preferred Courses : Human Anatomy, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, Mammalian Anatomy.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg. A&P)
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Vertebrate
Biology / Biological Science
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted
Biology: 2 semesters required. Preferred Courses : General Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Zoology, Forensic Biology, Molecular Biology, Embryology, Genetics, Histology, Immunology.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology / Biological Science
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted
Biology: 2 semesters required. Preferred Courses : General Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Zoology, Forensic Biology, Molecular Biology, Embryology, Genetics, Histology, Immunology, and Biochemistry.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted
Chemistry: 2 semesters required with laboratory at a level of Chemistry I & II or higher. Introductory Chemistry is not acceptable.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry II
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted
Chemistry: 2 semesters required with laboratory at a level of Chemistry I & II or higher. Introductory Chemistry is not acceptable.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry II
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Communication / Speech / Public Speaking
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted
1 semester required of either Public Speaking or Interpersonal communication. In-depth coverage of either public speaking or interpersonal communication is expected. Overview communications courses which broadly introduce multiple types of communication do not meet the prerequisite.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Comm: Public Speaking
  • Comm: Speech
  • Interpersonal Communication
English Composition / Writing
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted
Composition/Writing: 2 semesters required. Preferred courses: General writing, composition, technical writing, and/or creative writing. Literature courses are not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing
English Composition / Writing
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted
Composition/Writing: 2 semesters required. Preferred courses: General writing, composition, technical writing, and/or creative writing. Literature courses are not acceptable.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing
Math
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted
1 semester required at a level of college algebra or higher. Preferred courses are: College Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus, or Calculus.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Physics
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted
Physics I & II: 2 semesters required with laboratory.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics: General
Physics
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted
Physics I & II: 2 semesters required with laboratory.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics: General
Physiology
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted
Physiology: 1 semester required with lab. *6 semester-credit-hrs of COMBINED human A&P with lab are accepted for anatomy and physiology requirements. A 5 semester-credit-hour course in COMBINED A&P is acceptable ONLY if paired with additional advanced Anatomy OR Physiology coursework to complete the final 6th credit hour requirement. Exercise Physiology DOES NOT meet the prerequisite requirement. Preferred courses: Human Physiology, Mammalian Physiology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg. A&P)
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Vertebrate
Psychology
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted
Psychology: 2 semesters required. Preferred courses: General Psychology, Psychology of Childhood, Adolescence, or Aging, Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Professional Ethics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Professional Ethics
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Child
  • 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
Psychology: 2 semesters required. Preferred courses: General Psychology, Psychology of Childhood, Adolescence, or Aging, Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Professional Ethics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Professional Ethics
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Child
  • 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
Statistics
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted
1 semester required. Courses that include the use of computer statistical packages are preferred.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Exercise Science: Statisitcal Concepts in Research
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics