Pre Physical Therapy
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Pre Physical Therapy


The following SDCC courses will prepare students to apply for admission to physical therapy school. In general, students will work towards a degree in Kinesiology augmented with courses from physics, chemistry, biology, psychology and mathematics.

Matriculation into physical therapy school is very competitive. Locally, San Diego State University offers the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree as does the University of Saint Augustine which is located in San Marcos. Students who earn a GPA of 3.50 will usually be evaluated for admission to physical therapy schools, however, the higher the GPA the better. Students who take courses from a community college to satisfy entry requirements into PT School will need to earn a grade of A in most cases.

Consult the webpage of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for information about this growing career field and the requirements to become licensed, 

Course  Title  Unit Value 
KIN 204 Motor Learning and Development 3 Units
KIN 205 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 4 Units
PHYS 210 General Physics I 4 Units
PHYS 211 General Physics II 4 Units
BIO 204 Introduction to Biology I 4 Units
BIO 205 Introduction to Biology II 4 Units
BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 Units
BIO 212 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 Units
CHEM 201 General Inorganic Chemistry I 4 Units
CHEM 202 General Inorganic Chemistry II 4 Units
MATH 210 Statistics 3 Units
PSY 311 Abnormal Psychology 3 Units
KIN 320 Evaluation of Athletic Injuries I 3 Units
KIN 322 (New) Evaluation of Athletic Injuries II 3 Units
KIN 430 Therapeutic Modalities & Pharmacology 3 Units
KIN 440 Therapeutic Rehabilitation 3 Units
KIN 401 Biomechanics 3 Units
KIN 402 Physiology of Exercise 3 Units
KIN 499 Clinical Internship 3 Units
KIN 410 History & Philosophy of Sports & Physical Activity 3 Units


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