Michigan Physical Therapy Schools

Course Requirements for Michigan Physical Therapy Schools

This document is a guide only. Students must consult with their preprofessional advisor AND the appropriate physical therapy schools on a regular basis for revisions to prerequisites and to ensure completion of all application requirements. This guide is based on the completion of a bachelor degree from MSU. Students who will not complete a bachelor degree prior to admission to PT school MUST contact schools regarding additional requirements.

Contact individual schools if you have Advanced Placement (AP) credit for prerequisite requirements. Each professional school has their own policy on whether or not to accept courses from Advanced Placement and Community Colleges. Students must individually contact the schools to determine the requirements.


Andrews University

Prerequisites

Anatomy with lab

(KIN 216/2171) or (ANTR 350 & 4852)

Biology

BS 161/171 (LB 145)

Developmental Psychology

HDFS 225

Inorganic Chemistry

CEM 141/161 & 142/162 (LB 171/171L & 172/172L)

Medical Terminology

LB 270 (available summers only)

Physics

PHY 231/251 & 232/252 (LB 273 & 274)

Physiology PSL 310 & PSL 311L

Psychology

PSY 101

Statistics

Any STT or PSY 295

Additional Science

3 credits of upper level human or exercise physiology (can be KIN 3101)

Competitive GPA: 3.4 Cumulative 3.4 Prereq

Graduate Record Exam (GRE): Minimum Verbal and Quantitative score of 142 each, 3.0 Writing

Minimum PT Observation Hours: 80 hrs in 3 PT settings, with 20 hrs in inpatient acute care or hospital setting

Rolling Admission: No - Final deadline is January 15th

Application Deadline: Priority: November 1st

Website: Andrews University PT website


Central Michigan University

    Prerequisites

    Anatomy with lab

    (KIN 216/2171) or (ANTR 350 & 4852)

    Developmental Psychology

    HDFS 225

    Inorganic Chemistry

    CEM 141/161 & 142/162 (LB 171/171L & 172/172L)

    Math

    MTH 114 or higher (LB 118)

    Physics

    PHY 231/251 & 232/252 (LB 273 & 274)

    Physiology

    (PSL 310 & PSL 311L) or (PSL 431 & PSL 475L)

    Physiology of Sport and Exercise

    KIN 3101

    Psychology

    PSY 101

    Statistics

    Any STT or PSY 295

    Additional Non-Science

    3cr PSY Course (PSY 320 Recommended)

    Additional Science

    14 credits of biology (including anatomy & physiology)

    Competitive GPA: 3.67 Cumulative 3.59 Prereq

    Graduate Record Exam (GRE): Required - 48th percentile Verbal, 49th percentile Quantitative, and 57th percentile Analytical Writing

    Minimum PT Observation Hours: 50 hrs in 2 PT settings

    Rolling Admission: No

    Application Deadline: October 2nd

    Website: CMU PT website


    Grand Valley State University

    Prerequisites

    Anatomy with lab

    (KIN 216/2171) or (ANTR 350 & 4852)

    Biology

    BS 161/171 (LB 145)

    Developmental Psychology

    HDFS 225

    Exercise Physiology

    KIN 3101

    Math

    MTH 103 or higher (LB 118)

    Physics

    PHY 231/251 & 232/252 (LB 273 & 274)

    Physiology

    (PSL 250 or 310 or (PSL 431/432)

    Psychology

    PSY 101

    Statistics

    Any STT or PSY 295

    Additional Non-Science

    ISS 210, 215, 220, 335 or SOC 100, 131 (Choose one)

    Competitive GPA: 3.4 Cumulative 3.3 Prereq

    Graduate Record Exam (GRE): Required

    Minimum PT Observation Hours: 50 hrs in 2 PT settings

    Rolling Admission: No

    Application Deadline: October 15th

    Website: www.gvsu.edu/pt/


    Oakland University

    Prerequisites

    Anatomy

    ANTR 350 or KIN2161

    Biology

    BS 161/171 (LB 145)

    Chemistry

    CEM 141/161 & 142 (LB 171/171L & 172)

    Developmental Psychology

    HDFS 225

    Exercise Physiology

    KIN 3101

    Math

    MTH 116 or (103 & 114) or 132 (LB 118)

    Physics

    PHY 231/251 & 232/252 (LB 273 & 274)

    OR

    PHY 241/251 & 242/252

    Physiology

    (PSL 250 or 310 or (PSL 431/432)

    Psychology

    PSY 101

    Statistics

    Any STT or PSY 295

    Competitive GPA: 3.72 Cumulative

    Graduate Record Exam (GRE): Required - Minimum sores of 144 Verbal and 147 Quantitative

    Minimum PT Observation Hours: Highly Recommended

    Rolling Admission: No

    Application Deadline: October 15th (August 15th for Early Decision)

    Website: www.oakland.edu/shs/pt


    University of Michigan-Flint

    Prerequisites

    Anatomy with lab

    (KIN 216/2171) or (ANTR350/4852)

    Biology

    8 credits with 2 labs

    Chemistry

    8 credits with 2 labs

    Developmental Psychology

    HDFS 225

    Exercise Physiology

    KIN 310 & 4111

    Math

    MTH 116 or (103 & 114) or 132 (LB 118)

    Medical Terminology

    LB 270 (available summers only)

    Physics

    PHY 231/251 & 232/252 (LB 273 & 274)

    Physiology

    (PSL 250 or 310 or 431 & 432) & PSL Lab3

    Psychology

    PSY 101

    Statistics

    Any STT

    Additional Non-Science

    KIN 125 or current CPR certification

    Competitive GPA: 3.6 Cumulative

    Graduate Record Exam (GRE): Required - Minimum score of 146 Verbal and 141 Quantitative. Competitive scores are in the range of 153 Verbal and 153 Quantitative

    Minimum PT Observation Hours: 30 hours in 2 PT settings (75 hours in 4 settings recommended)

    Rolling Admission: Yes

    Application Deadline: October 15th

    Website: U of M Flint website


    Wayne State University

     

    Prerequisites

    Anatomy & Physiology & Lab

    Must total 8 credits

    [(KIN 216/2171) or (ANTR 350/355 or 485)] & (PSL 250 or PSL 310 or PSL 431)

    OR

    (KIN 216 or ANTR 350) & [(PSL 310/311L) or (PSL 431/475L)]

    Biology

    BS 161/171 (LB 145)

    Chemistry

    CEM 141/161 & 142 (LB 171/171L & 172)

    Physics

    PHY 231/251 & 232/252 (LB 273 & 274)

    Psychology

    PSY 101

    Statistics

    STT 200, STT 201, STT 231, or PSY 295  

    Additional Non-Science

    WRA

    A minimum of 6 additional credits in upper division (300 level+) courses concentrated in one area

    Additional Information

    The majority of students will complete a bachelor's degree prior to matriculating into Wayne State's PT program. Students that do not complete their bachelor's prior to matriculation are required to complete the WSU General Education Requirements, which can be found on Wayne State's PT Admission page. 

    Competitive GPA: 3.4 Cumulative 3.4 Prerequisite, 3.4 Science GPA*

    *Note on GPA: A separate science prerequisite GPA is calculated and used in the admission process. The science GPA has the most impact on an applicant's competitiveness to this program.

    Graduate Record Exam (GRE): Minimum score of 280 combined verbal and quantitative sections, 3.0 in writing

    Minimum PT Observation Hours:

    Application Deadline: October 15th

    Minimum PT Observation Hours: Highly Recommended

    Rolling Admission: No

    Website: Wayne PT admissions


     

    1 KIN 216 and KIN 217 and KIN 310 and KIN 411 are open to KIN majors only

    2 The prerequisite to get into ANTR 485 is at least a 3.0 in ANTR 350 or KIN 216 and KIN 217 or IBIO 328. Also, pre-approval by written application and attendance at the orientation meeting is required for all new students. Enrollment is on a first-come first-serve basis. Contact Beth Clarke (clarkem@msu.edu) for an application and more information. Please see your advisor to discuss planning for this course in detail.

    3 To complete the human physiology requirement for Central Michigan University or University of Michigan-Flint, students must also complete a physiology lab. There is no MSU equivalent for non-physiology majors. Students are encouraged to check CMU’s DPT website for equivalencies at other institutions or contact UM-Flint’s DPT Program directly for equivalencies at other institutions.