Department of Natural Sciences
Health-Related Professions
Pre-Physical Therapy

This curriculum is designed to meet the admissions requirements of the School of Health-Related Professions at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. All programs at the Medical Center are upper division. Students must complete all admission requirements before transferring. All programs at the University Medical Center have a limited class size with competitive admissions.  Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale. A minimum grade of C is required on each course accepted for transfer. Students applying for the Doctor of Physical Therapy must have a bachelor's degree and evidence of 40 hours of observation in at least two physical therapy clinical departments or practices. Students must also take the GRE before applying to the program. Students must also complete an autobiographical essay and a resume to apply to the program.  The curriculum below leads to an Associate of Arts Degree.

First Year

First Semester Second Semester
English Composition I ENG 1113 English Composition II ENG 1123
College Algebra  MAT 1313 Trigonometry MAT 1323
General Chemistry I CHE 1213 General Chemistry II CHE 1223
General Chemistry Lab I CHE 1211 General Chemistry Lab II CHE 1221
Zoology I BIO 2414 Zoology II BIO 2424
   OR General Biology I BIO 1134    OR General Biology II BIO 1144
Total 14 Hours Total 14 Hours

Second Year

First Semester Second Semester
Anatomy and Physiology I BIO 2514 Anatomy and Physiology II BIO 2524
General Physics I PHY 2414 General Physics II PHY 2424
Public Speaking I SPT 1113 Fine Arts Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3 Humanities Elective 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Total 17 Hours Total 17 Hours

Consult with your chosen transfer college to determine changes to this curriculum.