|General Biology I
|General Biology II
|CH 142 and CH 143
|Integrated Chemistry Principles I and Lab
|CH 144 and CH 145
|Integrated Chemistry Principles II and Lab
|CH 232 and CH 233
|Organic Chemistry and Lab (prereq for BI 310)
|BI 305 or MA 205
|Biostatistics or Elementary Statistics
|Comparative Anatomy Laboratory
|Introduction to Sociology
|Introduction to Psychology
|PY 203 or PY 350
|Abnormal Psychology or Developmental Psychology
|PC 200 or PC 202
|General Physics I or Introductory Physics I with Lab
|PC 201 or PC 203
|General Physics II or Introductory Physics II with Lab
|English Course (writing preferred)
- Recommend Communication courses, Ethics of Health Care, Minorities, Mental and Physical Handicaps, accounting and business courses, and foreign language (especially Spanish).
- This course list does NOT represent a POE, nor does it cover College requirements.
- Make sure to have an advisor on the Health Professions Committee.
- In addition to your course work it is mandatory to gain experience in physical therapy either during the school year or over the summer.
Guaranteed Interview at Thomas Jefferson DPT Program
Science and overall GPA of 3.2-3.4 ; GRE in the 50th percentile or better in each section.
Suggested Core Progression for Pre-Physical Therapy*
*If you are planning to study abroad or if you are in accelerated program consult with your Health Professions advisor to plan your course progression
Bolded courses are offered only in the indicated semester and/or require a specific sequence due to Juniata prerequisites. Non-bolded courses are either offered in both semesters or represent open-ended choices, making them more flexible in when they can be taken.
|BI 101 General Biology
|BI 102 General Biology II
|CH 142/143 Integrated Chemistry Principles I with Lab
|CH 144/145 Integrated Chemistry Principles II with Lab
|PY 101 Intro. to Psychology
|CH 232/233 Organic Chemistry I with Lab
|BI 310 Physiology
|BI 367 Comparative Anatomy
|Physics I with Lab
|BI 368 Comparative Anatomy Lab
|Physics II with Lab
*Biostatistics, Introduction to Probability and Statistics, Elementary Statistics, or Envirometrics.
If you do an accelerated program plan to finish most or all of the prerequisite courses the year before your final year at Juniata. If you have one or two courses to complete your final year at Juniata, you could be conditionally accepted to professional school based on your academic record up to that point and on successful completion of the remaining prerequisite courses.
If you study abroad the SAFEST strategy is to take ALL prerequisite courses for professional school in the U.S., which may require you to take courses in the U.S. over the summer, preferably at a 4 year institution. However, if this is extremely difficult for your situation, check with the professional schools you wish to attend to see if they will accept courses taken abroad and if so, get their response in writing.
Be mindful of your POE courses, which are NOT indicated here.