Pre-Physical Therapy (AS.PPTH)

The following courses are recommended for Pre-Physical Therapy students. Upon completion of this course sequence, pre-physical therapy students will receive an associate in science degree.

This program follows Math Pathway #4. Math requirements for a specific major may vary from one institution to another. Please consult with an academic counselor or academic advisor to confirm the pathway that is applicable to your major and transfer institution.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

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3.0
BIO-100
Bio Science I

BIO-100
Bio Science I

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental processes and structures common to all living things along with their applications to society.


Course Outline

4.0
CHM-150
General Chemistry I

CHM-150
General Chemistry I

General principles of chemistry for students majoring in chemistry, engineering or science professions. Topics include atomic theory, bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws and thermochemistry.


Course Outline

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4.0
MAT-125
Statistics

MAT-125
Statistics

Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics including frequency distribution, graphical presentation, measures of center, location and variation. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required.


Course Outline

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3.0

Semester Totals

14.0
Second Semester
ENG-121
Composition II

ENG-121
Composition II

Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


Course Outline

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3.0
BIO-225
Human Ana/Phys I

BIO-225
Human Ana/Phys I

This course employs the regional approach to human structure and function using human cadavers. First of a two course sequence for allied health majors.


Course Outline

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4.0
LIT-130
Intro to Literature

LIT-130
Intro to Literature

Students will read, examine, and discuss a variety of literary works from different genres as a way to analyze and understand the value, purpose, and components of literature.


Course Outline

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3.0
CHM-151
General Chemistry II

CHM-151
General Chemistry II

Continuation of the General principles of chemistry for students majoring in chemistry, engineering or science professions. Topics include solids/liquids, solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics and electrochemistry.


Course Outline

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4.0
PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing concepts and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

17.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
BIO-226
Human Ana/Phys II

BIO-226
Human Ana/Phys II

Continuation of BIO225, Human A & P I. Emphasis on human anatomy and physiology through the regional approach using human cadavers.


Course Outline

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4.0
PED-244
Kinesiology

PED-244
Kinesiology

The study of functional musculoskeletal anatomy, muscle actions, and the laws of physics used in the performance of human motion.


Course Outline

4.0
PHY-130
College Physics I

PHY-130
College Physics I

This course covers Newtonian Mechanics, heat, fluid motion. Intended for students in the pre-professional areas, arts and sciences, and four year technology majors. It is not intended for students who plan to major (or minor) in physics or engineering.


Course Outline

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4.0
MAT-241
Analytical Geom-Calc I

MAT-241
Analytical Geom-Calc I

Differential and integral calculus of elementary functions of one variable, such as polynomial, rational, radical, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, will be covered. Applications include rates of change, optimization, curve sketching and area. A graphing calculator is required. Ask instructor for calculator recommendations.


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5.0

Semester Totals

17.0
Second Semester
SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

Course Outline

3.0
PHY-131
College Physics II

PHY-131
College Physics II

An introduction to electricity and magnetism, wave motion, optics and basic modern physics for pre-professional, arts and sciences, and four year technology majors. This course is to be taken with PHY-130 to form a complete sequence.


Course Outline

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4.0
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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI F)

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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI F)

No Description Available
3.0
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Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)

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Social/Behavioral Science (IAI S)

No Description Available
3.0
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Elective

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Elective

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3.0

Semester Totals

16.0

Total Program Hours

64.0
Suggested Electives
MAT-242
Analytical Geom-Calc II

MAT-242
Analytical Geom-Calc II

A continuation of Calculus I with emphasis on different methods of integration and applications, L` Hôpitals Rule, Sequences, series, Power series, Taylor series and Maclaurin series. A graphing calculator is required. Ask instructor for calculator recommendations.


Course Outline

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4.0