Professional Course Sequencing for PPT

Program Information

The College of Health Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy. Following completion of the degree, the student will apply to an entry-level doctoral program in physical therapy at another institution. Physical therapy (PT) is a profession, which develops and utilizes selected knowledge and skills in planning, organizing, and directing programs for the care of individuals whose ability to function is impaired or threatened by disease or injury. Physical therapy serves a wide population in a variety of settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, home health agencies, public health agencies, school districts, private practice, and the armed forces. The minimum educational requirement for entry into the profession is an entry-level doctorate degree.

Admission Process

The Pre-Physical Therapy program at Chicago State University admits freshmen and transfer students. Applications are accepted and reviewed throughout the year. Students must complete all university admission requirements and successfully complete the required university placement examinations in English, reading, and mathematics. A student, who has completed 70 credit hours, must attain a GPA of 3.0 or better to be able to graduate from the program. Students are required to successfully complete 120 credit hours of course work and to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in their CSU coursework to graduate from the Pre-Physical Therapy program. Students will be required to change their concentration if they fail to attain the GPA benchmark.

Program Requirements

Fall Semester Year 1 Credit hours Spring Semester Year 1 Credit hours
ENG 1230 or ENG 1270 3 ENG 1240 or ENG 1280 3
BIOL 1080 or 1710 3/4 ZOOL 2050 4
MATH 1200 3 CPTR 1060 3
PSYC 1100 3 ANTH 1010 or SOC 1010 3
CMAT 2030  3 MATH 1210 3
Total   15 Total 16
Fall Semester Year 2 Credit hours Spring Semester Year 2 Credit hours
PSYL 2040 4 CHEM 1400 & 1410 4
FOREIGN LANGUAGE 3 FOREIGN LANGUAGE 3
PHIL 1020 or 1030 3 FINE ARTS 3
H SC 1104 3 H SC 2150 3
PSYC 2155 3 H SC 3321 3
Total 16 Total 16
Fall Semester Year 3 Credit hours Spring  Semester Year 3 Credit hours
CHEM 1450 & 1460 4 BIOL 1710 4
H SC 3326 or PSYC 4190 3 ZOOL 2610 2
MATH 1400 3 HSC 3200 3
PSYC 2000 3 H SC 3375 3
H SC 2250 3 PE 2363* 3
Total 16 Total 15
Fall Semester Year 4 Credit hours Spring Semester-Year 4 Credit hours
PHYS 1510 4 PHYS 1520 4
H SC 3316 3 PE 3030* 3
PT 3301* 3 PE 3010* 3
ELECTIVE 3 H SC 4414* or MGMT 1030 3
Total 13 Total 13
Pre-PT Program, Health Studies Department, Douglas 120, 773-995-2512
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