Physical Therapy

Admission Requirements

NOTE:  Effective August 2, 2011, Harding University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org).   Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses and that the program is progressing toward accreditation.  Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a minimum science grade point average of 3.0.
  • A TOEFL score of 550 (if the applicant is an international student whose first language is not English)
  • Participation in an onsite interview
  • 100 hours of observation in a variety of physical therapy settings
  • Completion of the GRE
  • Completion all prerequisite coursework (see below)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (character and/or academic)
  • All application materials, prerequisite coursework, and volunteer experience must be completed by the end of the spring semester prior to beginning the program.

Prerequisite coursework

Course
Hours
Comments
Biology
16 Total
 
General Biology (for Biology majors recommended)
4
Zoology highly recommended
Anatomy & Physiology 1
4
Will accept 4 hours of physiology and 4 hours of vertebrate or human anatomy
Anatomy & Physiology 2
4
Upper Level Animal Based Biology for Biology Majors
4
Histology, Cell Biology or Genetics recommended; Lab preferred
Chemistry
8 Total
 
General Chemistry 1
4

Will accept organic chemistry or biochemistry.

General Chemistry 2
4
Physics
8 Total
 
General Physics 1
4
General Physics 2
4
Psychology
6 Total
 
General Psychology
3
Developmental or
Abnormal Psychology
3
Mathematics
3 Total
 
See comments.
3
College Algebra , Trigonometry or Calculus
Statistics
3 Total
 
See comments.
3
Psychology statistics, biostatistics, or math statistics accepted
Medical Terminology
1-3 Total
 
See comments.
1-3
Hours determined by those offered at applicant’s undergraduate institution
 
 
Physical Therapy Program
501-279-5990
pt@harding.edu