Creighton Doctor of Physical Therapy Prerequisites

A minimum of 90 semester hours or 136 quarter hours are required before entering the program.  Applicants who do not hold a bachelor's degree must identify their major emphasis of study and satisfactorily complete three upper-level courses (nine semester hours) toward that major prior to matriculation. Prerequisite courses (listed below) must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. All prerequisite coursework must be completed by August 1 of the desired year of entry. Proof of a minimum of 60 hours of observation supervised by a physical therapist, and official GRE scores (excluding Creighton University undergraduates who complete all of their prerequisite science undergraduate coursework at Creighton with a 3.50 GPA, for whom the GRE is waived), will also be required. Personal interviews and three letters of recommendation (one recommendation must be from a physical therapist) are required in the admission process. 

General Biology I & II with labs (BIO 201/BIO 205 and BIO 202/BIO 206)8
General Chemistry I & II with labs (CHM 203/CHM 204 and CHM 205/CHM 206)8
General Physics I & II with labs (PHY 201/PHY 205) and PHY 202/PHY 206 or PHY 213/PHY 205 and PHY 214/PHY 206)8
Human or Mammalian Physiology (BIO 449 or BMS 303 or EXS 320)3-4
English (ENG 150, and ENG 220 or ENG 221)6
Statistics (PSY 211, MTH 363, or EXS 407; for other options ask the School of Pharmacy & Health Professions Admissions Office)3
Electives (Creighton undergraduate students must complete 6 hours of Theology among the elective hours.)51