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Overview | Pre-Physical Therapy

If you are fascinated by the movement and function of the human body and want to make a difference in the lives of patients, the Pre-Physical Therapy program may be right for you. The Bachelor of Science in Pre-Physical Therapy program prepares undergraduate students to enter a doctoral-level program in Physical Therapy. The degree includes all of the required course prerequisites necessary to be considered for acceptance into a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program. The program provides flexibility for a variety of specific entrance requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the BS in Pre-Physical Therapy program, students will

  • Gain a greater appreciation for the creative power and wisdom of our creator in the design and function of the human body.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of general principles in the biomedical field.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Research problems to develop expedient solutions.
  • Apply science and mathematics to solve complex problems including the analysis and interpretation of data from lab experiments.
  • Demonstrate behaviors required to succeed in the modern workplace including the ability to function effectively and ethically in a team environment.

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

General Biology 1 (4)
General Chemistry 1 (4)
Old Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 1 (3)
Music Elective (2)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

General Biology 2 (4)
General Chemistry 2 (4)
New Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 2 (3)
The Modern World (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 1

General Science Elective (3)
Pre-Calculus (3)
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
Literature Elective (3)
American Studies Elective (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 2

Microbiology (4)
Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4)
Probability and Statistics (3)
Baptist Heritage (3)
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 1

Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4)
General Physics 1 (4)
Technical Writing (3)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
Open Elective (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

General Physics 2 (4)
Medical Terminology (2)
General Science Elective (3)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
Open Elective (3)

Total Credits: 15



Physical Therapy Internship (3)

Semester 1

Senior Science Capstone Plan (2)
Genetics (3)
Introduction to Sociology (3)
Physiology of Exercise (3)
Modern Creationary Thought* (3)

Total Credits: 14

*Biblical Studies Core Electives reduced to 3 credits with additional requirement of Modern Creationary Thought.

Semester 2

Senior Science Capstone Project (2)
Kinesiology (3)
General Psychology (3)
Apologetics (2)
Bible Elective (3)
Open Elective (2)

Total Credits: 15

Related Majors

Pre-Physician’s Assistant

Related Minors


Potential Career Fields

Physical Therapist Assistant
Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Prosthetics Technologies
Athletic Trainer
Rehabilitation Therapist

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees,
specialized training, or addtional certification and licenses.

MBU Program Faculty

Mr. Timothy Meier

Department of Applied Science | Professor

MA in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
MS in Microbiology, Clemson University, Clemson SC
BS in Premed, Bob Jones University, Greenville SC

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