Doctor of Physical Therapy
Students must meet the following pre-requisites by the time they enroll in the DPT Program.
- Completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution with an overall cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or better.
- Completion of the Graduate Record Examination within the past five (5) years.
- Completion of 2, 20 hour clinical observation experiences documented on www.PTCAS.org
- Completion of the following prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better. Effective September 1, 2011, a prerequisite GPA of 3.0 or better is required.
|Prerequisite||Required course if UWM undergrad|
|General Biology: 4 credit course with lab||BIO SCI 150: Foundations of Biological Sciences|
|Human Anatomy/Physiology: students must take a 2 semester sequence of anatomy/physiology with lab. This can be a stand alone anatomy course and a stand alone physiology course or a 2 semester combined A/P course.||BIO SCI 202: Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO SCI 203: Anatomy & Physiology II
|Chemistry I and II: both courses need to be 4 credits each with lab.||CHEM 102: General Chemistry
CHEM 104: General Chemistry
|Physics I and II: both courses need to be 4 credits each with lab.||PHYSICS 120: General Physics I
PHYSICS 121: General Physics I Lab
PHYSICS 122: General Physics II
PHYSICS 123: General Physics II Lab
|Statistics: Introductory statistics class, 3 credits.||HMS 270: Statistics in the Health Professions|
|Psychology: Introductory psychology course (survey course), 3 credits||PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology|
|Sociology: Introductory sociology (survey course), 3 credits||SOCIOL 101: Introduction to Sociology|
The DPT program reviews candidate files only at the time of application. For students applying from within the UW-System, students should refer to the Transfer Wizard to evaluate courses for a fit with UWM Prerequisites (http://tis.uwsa.edu/). For students taking prerequisite courses outside of the UW System, students should first meet with the academic advisor in their institution. The DPT program does advising, and for students with additional questions, an advising appointment can be made through email@example.com. No pre-application approvals of course substitutions will be made during the advising process.
Please note: There will be no substitution of coursework that is not an equivalent course, i.e., a microbiology course will not be substituted for an anatomy course.