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Shippensburg PA 17257
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Franklin Science Center Room 142
Shippensburg University
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Shippensburg, PA
(717) 477-1401

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717-477-1433
drlong@ship.edu
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Doctor of Physical Therapy

Shippensburg University is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson College of Health in an effort to increase access to higher education in the nursing and allied health fields. To learn more about our partnership programs visit : http://www.jefferson.edu/jchp/admissions/partners.cfm

Minimum Course Requirements For Entry Into The Program Of Doctor Of Physical Therapy ( 3 year program)

(4 year baccalaureate degree required for entry into this program)

Thomas Jefferson Requirements & Shippensburg University Equivalent Courses In Credits

Biological Sciences (16) (including physiology, anatomy)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Principles of Biology I -BID 115 (4)
    • Principles of Biology II -BID 116 (4)
    • Human Physiology -BID 350 (4)
    • Human Anatomy -BID 371 (4)

Chemistry (general) (8)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Chemical Bonding -CEM 121 (3)
    • Laboratory IB -CEM 125 (1)
    • Chemical Dynamics -CHM 122 (3)
    • Laboratory IIB -CEM 126 (1)

Physics (8)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Introductory Physics I -PEY 121 (4)
    • Introductory Physics II -PEY 122 (4)

Precalculus/Calculus (3)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Precalculus -MAT 124 (3)
      OR
    • Calculus I -MAT 211 (4)

Statistics (3)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Intro. to Statistics -MTH 102 (3)

Composition (3)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • College Writing -ENG 101 (3)

Additional Humanities (6)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Basic Oral Communications -SPE 100 (3)
      OR
    • Technical/Professional writing I -ENG 238 (3)
      OR
       
    • Introduction to Philosophy -PEL 101 (3) (<---Preferred)
      OR
       
    • Introduction to Ethics -PEL 105 (3)
      OR
       
    • Art Appreciation -ART 101 (3) 
      OR
       
    • Intro. to Music -MUS 121 (3)

Psychology (6)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • General Psychology -PSY 101 (3)
    • Abnormal Psychology -PSY 330 (3)


Additional Social Sciences (3) 

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Child & Adolescent -PSY 265 (3)
      OR
    • Adulthood & Aging -PSY 352 (3)
      OR
    • Principles of Sociology -SOC 101 (3)
      OR
    • Cultural Anthropology -ANT 111 (3)

Nutrition or Health & Wellness (3)

  • Equivalent Courses
    • Stress Management -HPE 207 (3)
      OR
    • Lifestyle Management -HPE 200 (3)
      OR

      a nutrition course taken an another institution

NOTE: Students who have minimal experience with microcomputers (PCs) should take a computer science course, e.g., MIS 142 or CPS 103

At least 50 hours of shadowing/hands-on experience in at least two physical therapy settings with certified physical therapists are required.

TJU has rollinq admissions -apply EARLY in the fall semester!

See the American Physical Therapy Assoc. website for more information: www.apta.org
or go to: www.jefferson.edu/jchp/pt/index.cfm