Stephen F. Austin State University

Pre Requisites for Physical Therapy

The undergraduate pre requisite coursework differs to varying degrees depending upon the PT school into which you wish to be accepted. Below is a list of the coursework that once completed will allow you to apply to many Texas PT programs.

If you wish to see the specific pre requisites for individual Texas PT programs, please click the link at the bottom of this page.

Course Name hours required SFA course Number (hours)
*General Biology 8 Bio 131, 133 and 130
*Anatomy 4 Bio 342 (4)
*Physiology 4 Bio 327 (3) + Bio 475 (1)
General Chemistry 8 Che 133 (4) + Che 134 (4)
Physics 8 Phy 131 (4) + Phy 132 (4)
Communications 3 Com 111
Computer Science 3 Csc 101, 102, 131 or 201
English Composition 6 Eng 131 (3) + Eng 132 (3)
Literature 3 Eng 215, 221, 222, or 231
Technical Writing 3 Eng 273
History 6 His 133 (3) + His 134 (3)
Political Science 6 Psc 141 (3) + Psc 142 (3)
Fine Arts 3 Mus 140, Art 280, or Thr 161
Physical Activity 1 Kin 100 (1)
General Psychology 3 Psy 133 (3)
Developmental psychology 3 Psy 376 (3)
Sociology 3 Soc 137
Mathematics 3 Mth 133 (3) or Mth 138 (3)
Statistics 3 Mth 220 (3)
Medical Terminology 3 Bio 220 (3)

* These are recommended for students seeking a Major or Minor in Biology. For other Majors wishing to apply to PT schools, these biology requirements may be met with other courses. Please contact the pre health office for more information.

Texas PT Pre Requisites by School PDF