May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Physical Therapy

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Designed to prepare students for the first two years of a three or four year pre-physical therapy program. A baccalaureate degree will be required before admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Students should check with an advisor for specific admission requirements at the institution of interest.

This program is designed for the student who does intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Degree: Associate of Science

Emphasis: Pre-Physical Therapy

Recommended Full-Time Schedule

The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog ( for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2See senior institution for history requirements.

Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

Completion of the above courses satisfies requirements for the A.S. degree. The following will be required prior to entry into a Physical Therapy program and can be taken at Walters State: PHYS 2010/2011 and PHYS 2020/2021.


First Year

Fall Term (14 semester credit hours)

Spring Term (17 semester credit hours)

Second Year

Fall Term (13 semester credit hours)

Spring Term (16 semester credit hours)

Program Degree Requirements - A.S. Pre-Physical Therapy

General Education Requirements (41 hours)

Humanities and/or Fine Arts (9 hours)

Approved Humanities General Education electives1 6 credits
Approved Literature elective1 3 credits

History (6 hours)

2See note above.

Approved History electives1 6 credits

Behavioral/Social Sciences (6 hours)

Total Credit Hours 60

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