Physical Therapy at Northwest College

The courses required for this specialization parallels those found at four-year institutions and should transfer without difficulty. Students must successfully complete core courses with a “C-” or better to meet specialization requirements. Students who are planning to transfer to another program may need to have additional hours beyond the specialization requirements at Northwest College in order to transfer in as a junior. These students should consult with their advisor and the appropriate four-year college catalog. Students should obtain a catalog from the college to which they plan to transfer or information from the school's internet site so that their individual program may be adjusted to meet those requirements.

Today, you may become a Physical Therapist by receiving a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy or a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Some institutions offer only one of these degrees and some offer both. Check some of the links below for examples.

Physical Therapy Programs

The American Physical Therapy Association provides much general information for students planning on Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant careers. They provide a list of all accredited educational programs in the United States, many with direct WWW links.

Specific course requirements at popular regional transfer institutions are available at:

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE with specialization in PHYSICAL THERAPY

General Education Requirements

Students should refer to the Graduation Requirements in the College Catalog.

Core Courses

Students need to take all of the following core courses to meet the requirements of this specialization.

BIOL 1010 General Biology I 4
BIOL 2020 General Biology II 4
MOLB 2210 General Microbiology 4
ZOO 2010 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ZOO 2020 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIOL 2395 Biological Research 1



Recommended Transfer and General Electives:

Students will need to attend four-year institutions offering graduate degrees (Master of Science) in physical therapy.

CHEM 1020 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1030 General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 2300 Introduction to Organic Chemistry 4
MATH 1450 Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry 5
MATH 2345 Survey of Calculus 5
STAT 2005 Fundamentals of Statistics 3
PHYS 1110 General Physics I 4
PHYS 1120 General Physics II 4

Recommended General Electives:

CO/M 1010 Public Speaking 3
ENGL 2017 Introduction to the Research Paper 1
PHIL 1100 Critical Thinking 3
PSYC 1000 General Psychology 3

MINIMUM CREDITS FOR DEGREE = 64



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