A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Pre-Physical Therapy at Houghton

The Houghton program in pre-physical therapy entails a major in biology (with pre-physical therapy emphasis) plus a minor in athletic training. The 30-hour program includes coursework in biology, physical education, chemistry, and mathematics. Students also have the option of combining two to three years of work at Houghton with two years of work in a professional physical therapy program elsewhere.

Recent Houghton pre-physical therapy alumni have been accepted into master's and doctoral physical therapy programs at the University of Buffalo, Old Dominion, Marymount, Temple, Acadia, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Prerequisites Hours
BIOL 151 General Biology I 4
BIOL 152 General Biology II 4
Sub-Total 8
Co-requisites
CHEM 151 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 152 General Chemistry II 4
PHYS 151 General Physics I
PHYS 152 General Physics II
MATH 180 or 181 Calculus and its Origins or Calculus I 4
Sub-Total 20
Major Requirements
BIOL 251 Genetics 4
BIOL 482 Senior Seminar 2
Upper-Level Biology Electives 8
Sub-Total 14
Pre-Physical Therapy Requirements
BIOL 217 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIOL 218 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PHED 330 Exercise Physiology 4
PHED 341 Kinesiology 4
Sub-Total 16