Doctor of Physical Therapy, DPT
The Doctor of Physical Therapy degree takes ~3 years to complete. Prospective physical therapists must pass the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) to become licensed practitioners.
Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science
Rehabilitation Science focuses on human function and disability. This degree contributes to the knowledge of rehabilitation science or translate research findings into practice to advance the field.
The courses below only apply to the DPT program.
Schools in Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Professions (UAB) - DPT & PhD in Rehab Sci - Birmingham, AL
University of South Alabama Patt Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions (USA) - DPT - Mobile, AL
Course & GPA Requirements
To be a competitive student, a 3.5+ cumulative and science GPA is recommended.
Pre-requisites of the below courses are enforced.
Both DPT programs in AL look for these classes:
|Hrs Needed ||Course Needed ||What to Take at UAH |
||BYS 119 & BYS 120
||CH 121/125 & CH 123/126
PH (101&102) or PH (111/114 & 112/115)
||Anatomy & Physiology I and II
||BYS (215 & 216) or BYS (313 & 314)
||Precalulus Algebra and Trigonometry
||MA 281/ST 281 or PY 300
||3 Social Sciences, 2 must be Pysc Courses
Courses positively adding to your application:
|Course Needed ||What to Take at UAH |
|Anatomy & Physiology I and II
||BYS (313 & 314)
||PH (111/114 & 112/115)
|Kinesiology & Biomechanics
|General Microbiology I
||PY 201 or PY 315
Upper level science courses illustrate interest in science and provide an in depth look into such subjects. There is a lot more you can do to make your application stand out.
The above courses support required and suggested coursework for UAB and USA PT School. Please keep in mind this is a guideline and specific requirements differ amongst different schools.