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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program- Admissions P.O. Box 413- Pavilion 350 Milwaukee WI 53201-0413 United States
Phone+1 414.251.5797
Public
CAPTE Accredited
Bachelors Degree Required
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Yes
Course Prerequisites
General Information
UW-Milwaukee DPT Program prerequisite courses are consistent with the standard prerequisites adopted by the Academic Council of the APTA.

If you completed course work at a location within the University of Wisconsin (UW) System you can check the following website to determine course equivalents/transfers: https://www.wisconsin.edu/transfer/wizards/

The UW-Milwaukee DPT Program reviews candidate files only when a complete application has been submitted. If you are considering application, and are taking prerequisite courses outside of the UW-System, you should meet with an academic advisor at your institution to determine course prerequisite matching.

Please note: There will be no substitution of coursework that is not an equivalent course, i.e., a microbiology course will not be substituted for an anatomy course.
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
Yes
Anatomy & Physiology I
Human Anatomy/Physiology: students must take a 2 semester sequence of anatomy/physiology with lab. If UWM undergrad, required course is BIO SCI 202
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg. A&P)
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
Anatomy & Physiology II
Two human anatomy/physiology courses with LAB are required. A & P II, with lab, would represent the second in this sequence. UWM undergrad course is BIO SCI 203.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg. A&P)
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
Biology I
General Biology I course with LAB. UWM undergrad, course is BIO SCI 150
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General I
Biology II
General Biology II course with LAB. UWM undergrad course is BIO SCI 152.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General II
Chemistry I
Chemistry I: Inorganic, or general chemistry with LAB. UWM undergrad, course is CHEM 102.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Chemistry II: Inorganic or general chemistry with LAB. If UWM undergrad, required course is CHEM 104
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry II
Physics I
Physics I: General physics course with LAB. UWM undergrad courses are PHYSICS 120 (lecture) + PHYSICS 121 (lab)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Physics II: General physics course with LAB. UWM undergrad courses are PHYSICS 122 (lecture) + PHYSICS 123 (lab).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Any psychology course is acceptable.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: General
Statistics
Statistics: Introductory statistics course. UWM undergrad course is KIN 270.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics