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University of South Florida School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science
School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences 12901 North Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC77 Tampa FL 33612-4399 United States
Phone+1 813.974.2748
Public
CAPTE Accredited
Bachelors Degree Required
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Yes
Course Prerequisites
General Information
Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and Dual Enrollment (DE) (unless DE courses were completed at a four year university) credit is NOT normally accepted as a substitution for completion of any college level prerequisite coursework unless validated by advanced coursework in the subject matter which demonstrates academic strength. If their are questions about this requirement reach out via email dpt-admissions@usf.edu.
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
Yes
Anatomy & Physiology I
This course includes basic biochemistry, cell structure and function, tissues, anatomical terminology, anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Coursework older than 5 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg. A&P)
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Physiology
Anatomy & Physiology II
Anatomy and physiology of the autonomic, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, excretory and reproductive systems. Coursework older than 5 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg. A&P)
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Physiology
Biology I
The course deals with biological systems at the cellular and subcellular levels. Topics include an introduction to biochemistry, cell structure and function, enzymes, respiration, mitosis and meiosis, genetics and gene expression. Coursework older than 5 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: General I
Chemistry I
Principles and applications of chemistry including properties of substances and reactions, thermochemistry, atomic-nuclear structure and bonding, periodic properties of elements and compounds. Coursework older than 5 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Principles and applications of chemistry including solutions, chemical thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibria, aqueous chemistry, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry. Coursework older than 5 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry II
Physics I
Principles and applications of chemistry including solutions, chemical thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibria, aqueous chemistry, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry. Coursework older than 5 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
A second semester of non-calculus based general physics. Topics studied include electricity and magnetism, optics and modern physics. Coursework older than 5 years not accepted. Coursework older than 5 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Complete a course in abnormal psychology or lifespan/developmental psychology to fulfill prerequisite. The Abnormal Psychology course includes descriptions, theoretical explanations, research evidence, and treatment of maladaptive behavior. The Life Cycle/Developmental course is an examination of individuals and the physical, cognitive, personality and social changes which occur throughout the entire life span. Coursework older than 5 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Psychology
The course is an introduction to psychology. It presents psychological theory and methods in a survey of various areas including clinical, cognitive, developmental, health, industrial, social and biopsychology. Coursework older than 5 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General II
Statistics
Descriptive and inferential statistics, principles of probability theory, discrete and continuous probability distributions, binomial probability distribution, Poisson probability distribution, uniform probability distribution, normal dist and more. Coursework older than 5 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Statistics