Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration

The Pre-Physical Therapy concentration is a highly competitive option within the Sportsmedicine department for those interested in the field of physical therapy. Students are prepared to gain acceptance into physical therapy doctoral programs across the nation upon graduation through a comprehensive background in allied health science, orthopedic assessment, therapeutic modalities and health and wellness of the physically active population.

Upon graduation, this concentration offers guaranteed placement into D'Youville College's Doctoral of Physical Therapy program along with Gannon University's Doctoral of Physical Therapy program. Graduates of this concentration have also attended Univeristy of Pittsburgh and Duke University as well as other Doctoral of Physical Therapy programs across the nation. Pre-physical Therapy students have clinical observation opportunities at UPMC Hamot, Lecom Medical Fitness and Wellness Center, Shriners Hospitals for Children and various private physical therapy clinics.

Freshman Year:

Fall Term: (15 credits)
  • IDST 
  • Art Encounter 
  • Research and Writing 
  • U.S. History
  • Intro to Sports Medicine
Winter Term (J Term): (4 credits)
  • Human Biology/Lab
Spring Term: (13 credits)
  • Personal Health Science
  • Cell Biology /Lab (core choice)
  • Intro to Psych
  • Religious Traditions
  • Literature classics
  • Clinical Hours - 50

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Sophomore Year

Fall Term: (17 credits)

  • Human Anatomy/Lab
  • General Chemistry I/Lab
  • College Algebra
  • Human Growth/Development
  • Statistics for the Professional

Spring Term: (14 credits)

  • Assess Inj Mgmt. I
  • College Trigonometry
  • Human Physiology/Lab 
  • General Chemistry II/Lab
  • CLIN. HRS. 50

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Junior Year

Fall Term: (16 credits)
  • Pr Physics I/Lab
  • Assess Inj Mgmt. II
  • Psychology 200 Abnormal/Social
  • Thera Mgmt. Modalities/Rehab
  • Research Methods I (2 credits)
  • Research Methods Lab (1 credit)
Spring Term: (16 credits)
  • Prin. of Physics II/Lab
  • Sports Health Fitness Mgmt.
  • Religious Traditions
  • Kinesiology/Lab
  • Medical Terminology (2 credits)
  • CLIN. HRS. 50

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Senior Year

Fall Term: (17 credits)
  • Exercise Physiology/Lab
  • Global Awareness
  • Philosophy
  • Into to Sociology
  • Language/Literature
  • Research Methods II (2 credits)
Winter Term: (3 credits)
  • Assess Inj Mgmt. III
Spring Term: (16 credits)
  • Ethics for the Professions capstone
  • Kinesiology/Lab
  • European/World History
  • Global Awareness
  • Nutrition for Health Pro
  • CLIN. HRS. 50


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