2008-2009 Catalog 
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2008-2009 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Physical Therapy

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Physical therapy is a health profession whose practitioners are involved in the treatment of abnormalities of the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems. Persons who are disabled as a result of pain, disease, injury or developmental delay are evaluated by a physical therapist who then plans and administers an appropriate therapeutic program. Rehabilitation of individuals with cardiac or pulmonary disease also involves physical therapy in the recovery process. The physical therapy program at the University of Colorado is a Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum.

Admission Requirements

A bachelor’s degree (BS or BA) in a field other than physical therapy must be completed prior to matriculation into the professional program; the degree should include the following course work:

6 hours of Psychology or Sociology (PSY preferred; PSY 328 & 362 highly recommended)

3 hrs of mathematics (MATH 135 Calculus I, MATH 310 Statistics for the Sciences, or PSY 210 Introduction to Psychological Statistics)


If prerequisite science courses are older than five years, an additional 6 hours of upper division science course work must be completed.

The application process is completed online through the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Physical Therapy Program Web site, www.uchsc.edu/pt. E-mail for questions: betti.krapfl@uchsc.edu

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