Degree or Program Details


Pre-Physical Therapy

Students interested in a career in physical therapy may complete a two or three year pre-professional program at NMU. The pre-physical therapy curriculum includes course work in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, psychology and the liberal arts. The program at NMU is designed to prepare the student for transfer to any of the several institutions in the region offering the remaining one or two years of academic and clinical course work. Since the prerequisites for admission into professional programs vary, students should select courses that will meet the requirements of the physical therapy program to which they may apply. Students interested in the pre-physical therapy program should contact the advisor in the Biology Department.

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Biology Courses 
         BI 221 Comparative Anatomy (4 cr.)
         BI 327 Animal Physiology (4 cr.)

Chemistry Courses 

Mathematics Courses 
         PY 100S Psychology as a Natural Science (4 cr.) or
         SO 208 Methods of Social Research I (4 cr.)

Physics Courses 
         PH 220 Introductory Physics I (5 cr.) and
         PH 221 Introductory Physics II (5 cr.)

Psychology Courses 
         SO 308 Methods of Social Research II (4 cr.)

Optional Courses