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Physical Therapy Prerequisites

Prerequisites for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Programs.

For admission into the Doctor of Physical Therapy programs at Creighton University, you must meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum of 90 semester hours or 136 quarter hours is required before entering the programs.
  • Students who do not hold a baccalaureate degree must take coursework that includes in-depth upper division study in one discipline comparable to a minor at Creighton University prior to matriculation (18 semester hours).
  • Strong academic performance is considered paramount; the degree of emphasis is secondary.
  • Prerequisite courses may be completed at any regionally accredited institution and must be completed with a grade of C or better (a C- grade is not acceptable). All prerequisite coursework must be completed by August 1 of the desired year of entry.

Courses

Semester Hours

Quarter Hours

General Biology I & II with labs (Coursework in botany, ecology, entomology, anatomy, or physiology will not fulfill the biology requirement.)

8

12

General Chemistry I & II with labs*

8

12

General Physics I & II with labs*

8

12

Human or Mammalian Physiology (If enrolled in a combined anatomy/physiology course, 6 semester hours will be required.)

3

4.5

Human Anatomy (Beginning fall 2021 Admission) (If enrolled in a combined anatomy/physiology course, 6 semester hours will be required

3

4.5

English (including Composition)

6

9

Statistics

3

4.5

Electives (Creighton undergraduate students must complete 6 hours of Theology among the elective hours.)

51

76.5

Total

90

135

*The chemistry and physics courses must be a two-semester, eight-hour or equivalent course sequence. A course sequence is considered to be a correlated pair of courses offering in-depth coverage of a specific field and must be at a level such that the courses would be acceptable as prerequisites to advance toward a baccalaureate degree in that discipline. For chemistry and biology courses, survey courses, courses without associated laboratories, courses designed for non-science majors, online science courses utilizing a laboratory kit or abbreviated courses targeted toward health science majors are not acceptable as prerequisite science courses. Applicants must have completed 16 of the 27 prerequisite science courses or equivalent prior to the application deadline. 

Technical Standards

In addition to the academic requirements for admission, students must possess skills and abilities that will allow them to successfully complete the curriculum and practice the profession of physical therapy.

Immunization Requirements

Creighton University puts certain requirements in place for its students and for the health and well being of our campus community.

Office of Admission

Criss III Rm. 151
402.280.2662
cuspahp@creighton.edu

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