PrePhysical Therapy Curriculum:

Physical Therapy is a track made up of pre-requisite courses you complete along with a major of your choice. This prepares you for admission into a Physical Therapy Doctoral program. GRE also required.
A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution must be completed prior to start of program classes. The degree can be in any field, but course work must have included the specific DPT prerequisites.

View KU's prerequisite list for PrePhysical Therapy students.


  • One semester of college Chemistry is recommended before taking Microbiology - BIOL 200/203.
  • Students should take BIOL 240 before BIOL 246 if possible.
  • Preference will be given to students who have at least 80% of their math and science prerequisites (8 classes) completed at the time of application! Don't wait to take those courses.

Curriculum Facts:

  • Course Repeat Policy not allowed.
  • Credit/NoCredit not allowed for courses in the PrePT track.
  • Minimum transfer grade accepted is a C
  • PSYC 350: Abnormal Psychology is usually preferred for your upper level PSYC requirement
  • A combined human anatomy/physiology class that is 6 semester credits or greater and includes a laboratory may be used to fulfill both the anatomy and physiology requirements.
  • PT would like to see students go above and beyond the minimum requirements. For example, they would like students to take BIOL 150 instead of BIOL 100/102.
  • PT no longer requires algebra/trigonometry, precalculus, or calculus. Only statistics is required (MATH 365 at KU.)

Who's my PrePhysical Therapy Advisor?

You will be considered a student in whatever major you choose with the addition of your "Pre-Physical Therapy" interest code. 
If you are still exploring majors or are a Pre-Professional student your advising home will be the Undergraduate Advising Center, 785.864.2834 - EXPLORE.KU.EDU
You will be advised by Robin Merritt.
If you have selected a major you will be advised within your major department. However, you are still welcome to meet with Robin regarding your PrePT requirements!

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