May 27, 2022  
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Pre-Professional Physical Therapy Advisement Track

Track Advisement Information

The academic progression for Pre-Professional Physical Therapy is and advisement track to support application to graduate programs that offer advanced physical therapy degrees.  The track builds upon the Health Education generalist degree.

If you choose to follow the Pre-Professional Physical Therapy Advisement Track, you will work with a faculty career advisor to create your pathway to a graduation plan.  The courses listed reflect the recommended plan for an incoming freshmen.  Your plan will be approved and signed off on by your advisor, Department Chair, and the Dean and then filed with the Office of the Registrar.

Typical prerequisite courses to apply to a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) graduate program may include

  • two semesters of anatomy and physiology with labs.
  • two semesters of chemistry with labs.
  • a general course in psychology.
  • statistics.
  • two semesters of biology.

as well as two semesters of physics with labs, another course in psychology, and may include other courses required by specific schools.  The bullets indicate that these courses are already included in the recommended advisement plan.  

The 120 credit hour Health Education degree does not have room to fit in all of the courses that are considered typical for successful application to a DPT program.  However, students can take additional courses and exceed 120 credits before graduating.  The management of these additional courses should be carefully discussed with your advisor and then factored into your pathway and timeline to graduation here at Morgan.

NOTE:  This sheet is informational.  If there is any meaningful variation between this and the applicable university catalog, the catalog prevails.

General Education and University Courses



Supporting Courses for the Pre-Professional Physical Therapy Advisement Track (Required)


Pre-Professional Advisement Track Specific Courses



* Selected Options:  PSYC 210  (3 credits) and HLTH 395  (1 credit) or MATH 114  (4 credits) or PHYS Lecture and Lab(4 credits)

Please see General Education Requirements Distribution Areas  for courses that satisfy General Education Requirements where not specified by the department

Field Practicum and Capstone 7 credits