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Option Pre-Physical Therapy Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
BioHealth Sciences - College of Science



Students who complete the four-year pre-physical therapy program earn a BS degree in BioHealth Sciences with a Pre-Physical Therapy option. This program is designed to meet most general requirements for admission to physical therapy schools. Satisfactory completion of the OSU course work facilitates, but does not guarantee, admission to a school of physical therapy; applicants are selected on a competitive basis. Students are urged to carefully check admission requirements at their schools of interest and work closely with admission representatives in order to ensure that they are meeting all requirements.



First Year (45)

CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4)
   and CH 261, CH 262, CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231, 232, 233 (1,1,1)
HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
HHS 241. *Lifetime Fitness (1) or any PAC course (1–2)
KIN 132. Introduction to the Allied Health Professions (1)
PSY 201, PSY 202. *General Psychology (3,3)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
Speech (3)
Mathematics at least through MTH 112. *Elementary Functions (4)
Baccalaureate Core courses and/or electives (10)

Sophomore Year (40–44)

BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4)
CH 337. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (4)
SOC 206. *Social Problems & Issues (3)
   or SOC 204. *Introduction to Sociology (3)
ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
ST 202. Principles of Statistics (4) (recommended)
WR 222. *English Composition (3)
Baccalaureate Core courses and/or electives (6)

Junior Year (45)

BI 331, BI 332, BI 333. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3,3,3)
BI 341, BI 342, BI 343. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2,2,2)
KIN 311. Motor Behavior (4)
KIN 321. Biomechanics of Human Movement (4)
PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)
WR 323. *English Composition (3) (recommended)
Baccalaureate Core courses and/or electives (4)

Senior Year (45)

BI 311. Genetics (4)
BI/BB 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
H 312. *HIV/AIDS and STIS in Modern Society (3)
H 320. Introduction to Human Disease (3)
KIN 324. Exercise Physiology (4)
MB 302. General Microbiology (3)
PSY 350. Human Lifespan Development (4)
PSY 381. Abnormal Psychology (4)
Baccalaureate Core courses and/or electives (12–13)

Select one WIC course from the following (3–4):
BHS 323. ^Microbial Influences on Human Health (3)
BI/MB 385. ^Emerging Infectious Diseases and Epidemics (3)
HSTS 417. ^*History of Medicine (4)

Total=180


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Option Code: 585




 
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