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Idaho State University Doctor of Physical Therapy (BA or BS/DPT)

The College of Idaho Cooperative Program in Physical Therapy is an undergraduate-graduate articulation agreement with Idaho State University (ISU). Students will complete all of the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree at The College of Idaho, including the prerequisites for entrance into the Idaho State University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Prerequisites overlap significantly with the Health Professions Studies minor under PEAK. Students who complete The College of Idaho portion of this program will receive a BA or BS degree in the major they have completed. Upon completion of the Idaho State University portion of the program, students will earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Idaho State University.

Entrance into the Idaho State University program is competitive. Idaho State University has offered at least two admission seats to College of Idaho students each year, but it is possible that more than two College of Idaho students will apply. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all areas of the prerequisite courses, as well as the most recent 60 units of completed course work, and must apply for the Idaho State University program by January of their senior year. Students must meet minimum standards on the GRE or the Miller Analogy Test and complete at least 80 hours of experience in two different areas of practice under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist before making application. For a complete description of the Idaho State University program and detailed requirements for admission, see their web site.

Course Course Title Credits

PREREQUISITE REQUIREMENTS

BIOLOGY (16 Credits)

 

BIO-201 or
BIO-210

Molecules to Cells and Laboratory or
Molecules to Cells and Integrated Laboratory Research

4

BIO-202

Organismal Biology and Laboratory

4

BIO-303

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIO-304

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

 

CHEMISTRY (8 Credits)

 

CHE-141

General Chemistry I and Laboratory

4

CHE-142

General Chemistry II and Laboratory

4

 

PHYSICS (8-10 Credits)

 

PHY-231 and

General Physics and Laboratory

4

PHY-232

General Physics and Laboratory

4

 

OR

 

PHY-271 and

Analytical Physics I and Laboratory

5

PHY-272

Analytical Physics II and Laboratory

5

 

MATHEMATICS (3 Credits)

 

MAT-125

Data Analysis and Statistics

3

 

PSYCHOLOGY, MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY*, SOCIOLOGY OR ANTHROPOLOGY, EXERCISE SCIENCE (13-14 Credits)

 

ATH-101 or
SOC-100

Cultural Anthropology or
Introduction to Sociology

3

KIN-343

Physiology of Exercise and Laboratory

4

PSY-100

General Psychology

3

PSY-340

Psychology of Child Development

3

Notes

*A one- or two-unit course in General Medical Terminology is required in the form of a university course or verification of completion of an online course.