Prerequisites Courses

College course work will only be accepted from accredited institutions in the United States and MUST include the following prerequisite courses. The applicant must have a minimum grade of C in each prerequisite course. Each course must be completed prior to mid-May of the year entering the program.

Subject / Credit Hours / WVU Course

  • Biology with lab (8 hours) BIOL 101/103, 102/104
  • Chemistry with lab (8 hours) CHEM 115, 116
  • Physics with lab (8 hours) PHYS 101, 102
  • Introductory Statistics (3 hours) STAT 211 or ECON 225
  • General Psychology (3 hours) PSYC 101
  • Developmental Psychology (3 hours)PSYC 241
  • Human Anatomy (3 hours)
    • EXPH 350 or EXPH 440 (Anatomy for Exercise Physiology)
    • ATTR 219 (Gross Anatomy)
    • NBAN 205/PALM 205 (ntroduction to Human Anatomy)
  • Human Physiology (3 hours)PSIO 441 (recommended) or PSIO 241 or BIOL 235

Important Notes

  1. A course Developmental Psychology is strongly recommended, although other psychology courses (abnormal, social) are accepted. Students should seek Developmental Psychology courses that cover the entire human lifespan, from birth through older adulthood, when possible. Courses in Sports Psychology may not be used for this prerequisite.

  2. The anatomy courses included in the DPT curriculum are extremely rigorous. Students should seek out the highest level anatomy course(s) available. The minimum prerequisite is a 3 credit hour course in Human Anatomy; ideally with a laboratory. We will accept a 2-semester, 8 credit sequence of combined Human Anatomy & Physiology. Courses in comparative, mammalian, or animal anatomy will not be accepted.

  3. For the physiology prerequisite, we will accept a 2-semester, 8 credit sequence of combined Human Anatomy & Physiology. Separate Human Physiology course with lab is preferred. Animal, Mammalian, or Comparative Physiology courses are not acceptable.

It is recommended that prerequisite courses in human anatomy and human physiology be completed within two years prior to admission.

Recommended Courses

A course in Medical Terminology is recommended, but not required.