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Physical Therapy (AS)

Associate in Science (AS)

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 Neil Westergaard
 Neil Westergaard 
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    Degree Requirements

    16 credits completed in residence
    2.00 (C) grade point average
    62 total credits
    ASC 100-Freshman Seminar

    Associate in Science (AS)
    General Education Requirements

    Physical therapy is an allied health profession open to men and women who wish to be involved in the evaluation and treatment of many types of disabilities. They are employed in hospitals, rehabilitative centers, nursing homes, schools, community health agencies, and private practice.  Most programs require the completion of a four year degree prior to starting the physical therapy curriculum.  WSC can provide your first two years of undergraduate coursework.

    The curriculum outlined below is based on most common doctoral program requirements.  Students may earn an Associate's degree in Liberal Arts at WSC, but must transfer to a graduate campus to complete a Ph.D. in Physical Therapy.

    Suggested Courses Credits
    AH 130 Pathology for Allied Health 3
    AH 260 Kinesiology I 3
    AH 260L Kinesiology I L/L 1
    AH 261 Kinesiology II 3
    AH 261L Kinesiology II L/L 1
    BIOL 151 General Biology II L/L 4
    BIOL 220 Anatomy & Physiology I L/L 4
    AH 171 Medical Terminology I 3
    CHEM 115 Introductory Chemistry L/L 4
    CHEM 121 General Chemistry I L/L 5
    MATH 103 College Algebra 3
    MATH 210 Elementary Statistics 3
    PHIL 215 Contemporary Moral Issues 3
    PHYS 211 College Physics I L/L 4
    PHYS 212 College Physics II L/L 4
    PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
    PSYC 250 Developmental Psychology 3
    PSYC 270 Abnormal Psychology 3
    SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3


    Note: 12 credits from three (3) departments in the Humanities area must be completed before transferring. Students should also note transfer application deadlines.

    The courses listed above are reflective of those most commonly required in preparation for transfer to another college or university. For specific physical therapy program  requirements, students should consult the catalog of the campus to which they intend to transfer.