Wayne State College

Pre-Physical Therapy Program of Study

Pre-Physical Therapy (Applied Human and Sport Physiology Track) Program of Study

Every effort is made to ensure this information is current, but please be aware that some content may have changed. There is no substitute for developing a careful course registration plan in consultation with your advisor. The class sequence listed is suggested only. The final decision rests with the student and academic advisor.

This recommended sequence of courses includes completing a B.S. degree in applied human and sport physiology and is intended for those students who also may be interested in athletic training or human performance. A biology track is also available.

The four-year plan is provided as a suggestion. Final decisions rests with the student and advisor based on availability of courses. Summer courses are not included in this plan but may be an option. This should be discussed between the student and advisor.

General physical therapy program requirements:

  • Students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA to apply.
  • Students must earn a grade of C or better in prerequisite courses. A C- is not acceptable.

WSC requirements:

  • Students must have a 2.5 GPA to enroll in PED 400 and 472.  
  • Students must earn a “B” or better in PED 470 and show current First Aid and CPR/AED certification to enroll in PED 472.
  • To graduate, students must pass 120 total credit hours of which 40 hours must be upper level (300 or above).

2023-24 Academic Year

Freshman - 1st semester
CHE 106 General Chemistry I (4)
ENG 102 Composition Skills (General Studies CAT 1) (3)
PED 130 Introduction to Exercise and Allied Health Professions (3)
PHI 105 Ethics and Values (General Studies CAT 6) (3)
General Studies CAT 10 (3)

Freshman - 2nd semester
BIO 108 Medical Terminology (1)
BIO 110 Biology Concepts (General Studies CAT 7) (4)
CHE 107 General Chemistry II (4)
PSY 101 General Psychology (General Studies CAT 5) (3)
General Studies CAT 2 (3)

Sophomore - 1st semester
BIO 220 Human Anatomy (4)
FCS 207 Nutrition (General Studies CAT 9) (3)
PSY 230 Lifespan Development (3)
General Studies CAT 4 (3)
General Studies CAT 8 (3)

Sophomore - 2nd semester
BIO 340 Human Physiology (4)
ENG 200 Expository Writing (3)
MAT 180 Applied Probability and Statistics (General Studies CAT 3) (3)
PED 227 Weight Training (1)
PED 275 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
PED 351 Biomechanics (3)

Junior - 1st semester
PED 305 Exercise Physiology (3)
*PED 456 Lower Extremity Evaluation (3)
*PHY 201 General Physics I and PHY 321 Physics Lab (4)
Upper-level BIO course (4)

Junior - 2nd semester
PED 357 Principles of Strength and Conditioning (3)
*PED 457 Upper Extremity Evaluation (3)
PED 470 Fitness Evaluation and Assessment (3)
*PHY 202 General Physics II and PHY 322 Physics Lab (4)
*PSY 450 Abnormal Psychology (3)

Senior - 1st semester
*PED 400 Exercise for Clinical Populations (3)
**PED 458 Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injuries (3)
PED 472 Advanced Fitness Assessment, Exercise Prescription, and Applied Research (3)
Electives (6)

Senior - 2nd semester
*BIO 443 ADvanced Human Anatomy (4)
PED 480 Assessment Seminar (0)
*PED 495 Research Design in Sports Medicine (3)
Electives (9)

* Designates courses offered spring only or fall only