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Physical Therapy Programs

Pre-requisite course requirements:

Required courses:

  • Biology (3 semesters with lab: general, anatomy and physiology)
  • General Chemistry (usually 2 semesters with lab)
  • Physics (usually 2 semesters with lab)
  • Statistics (biostatistics recommended)
  • Psychology (2 semesters: general and one more, developmental recommended)
  • English and Writing (satisfied by Willamette’s writing requirements)

Recommended Courses TO PURSUE A PHYSICAL THERAPY DEGREE (a selection: see individual PT programs for specific suggestions) 3 semesters:

  • Organic chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • Public health
  • Cell biology
  • Microbiology
  • Exercise physiology
  • Spanish

Note: expectations for applicants vary somewhat from school to school. For a useful comparison of program pre-requisites see Physical Therapist Centralized Application Services Comparison of Course Prerequisites by Program

The GRE (Graduate Record Examination): offered by the Education Testing Service multiple times a year; for more information see the Education Testing Service website.

Willamette University

Health Professions

Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.