Accelerated B.S. Biology/Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) Program
This option allows a limited number of well-qualified students to finish their baccalaureate degree in biology after completing the first year of the graduate level physical therapist educational program. Foundational science coursework taken during the first year of physical therapy curriculum satisfies the B.S. in Biology degree’s elective course work.
Students complete a minimum of 110 semester credit hours and most requirements for their bachelor’s degree over the first three years of their undergraduate program including courses needed for the major and university core requirements. In addition, students complete all courses needed to fulfill the physical therapy program’s prerequisites. This may require, because of course offering rotations, that accelerated degree program students attend classes during two summers.
B.S. in Biology Requirements
Division of Mathematics and Sciences
- General Education Requirements
|BIO 101||T1:Principles of Biology I||3|
|BIO 101L||Principles of Biology I: Lab||1|
|BIO 102||Principles of Biology II||3|
|BIO 102L||Principles of Biology II: Lab||1|
|BIO 206L||Microbiology: Lab||1|
|BIO 209||Anatomy/Physiology I||3|
|BIO 209L||Anatomy/Physiology I: Lab||1|
|BIO 210||Anatomy/Physiology II||3|
|BIO 210L||Anatomy/Physiology II: Lab||1|
|BIO 309||Human Physiology||4|
|BIO Upper Level Elective (300-level or higher)||3|
|CHEM 101||T1: Principles of Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 101L||Principles of Chemistry I: Lab||1|
|CHEM 102||Principles of Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 102L||Principles of Chemistry II:Lab||1|
|CHEM 201||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 201L||Organic Chemistry I: Lab||1|
|CHEM 202||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 202L||Organic Chemistry II: Lab||1|
|Select one of the following: *||5-6|
|Elementary Functions I|
and Elementary Functions II
|PHYS 101||Principles of Physics I *||3|
|PHYS 101L||Principles of Physics I: Lab *||1|
|PHYS 102||Principles of Physics II||3|
|PHYS 102L||Principles of Physics II: Lab||1|
|PSYC 120||T1:Principles of Psychology *||3|
|PSYC 210||DV:T1:Human Devel Across Lifes||3|
|EXS 381||Physiology of Exercise||3|
|Fourth-year Biology/Physical Therapy Foundational Science|
|PT 503||Human Anatomy||6|
|or PT 603||Human Anatomy|
|PT 504||Foundations of Neuroscience||4|
|or PT 604||Foundations of Neuroscience|
|PT 506||Foundations of Pharmacology||2|
|or PT 606||Foundations of Pharmacology|
|PT 511||Foundations of Clin Science||4|
|or PT 611||Foundations of Clin Science|
|PT 5151A/6151A||Biomechanics I||2|
|PT 5151B/6151B||Biomechanics II||2|
*Six (6) Credit Hours of Math and eight (8) Credit Hours Lab Science also fulfills core requirements.
If a student places into MATH 156, then they only need to complete MATH 156 to fulfill the math requirement. If a student places into MATH 207, then they must take MATH 207 for this major. If MATH 221 is required, it must still be taken. Incoming students need to place into MATH 104 in order to enroll in BIO 101 and MATH 155 to enroll in CHEM 101.
Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) Requirements
Division of Health Sciences
Refer to Graduate Catalog
Admission to the Accelerated B.S. Biology/Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) Program:
Prospective freshman applicants must meet two of the following three academic criteria:
- High school GPA of 3.5 or higher;
- Minimum ACT score of 27 or SAT score of 1100,
- Graduate in the top 10% of their high school class.
In addition, freshman applicants must:
- Complete an accelerated degree program application form,
- Submit a writing sample,
- Interview with science and physical therapy faculty members.
Students in the accelerated degree program (B.S. Biology/Doctor of Physical Therapy) must follow all undergraduate and graduate academic policies and procedures including changes with the graduate program.
Applicants accepted into the accelerated degree program are also provisionally accepted into the physical therapy program.
Conditions of provisional acceptance include completion of prerequisite courses with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher; completion of all courses taken over the first six semesters and those taken during summer sessions at a 3.0 GPA or higher; and, completion of all other admission requirements (except the bachelor’s degree) by the time the student enrolls in the first semester of the physical therapist educational program.