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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Professional Health Sciences AS, Pre-Physical Therapy Option

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Program Description

Would you like to help others by serving as an integral part of a healthcare team? Are you ready for a competitive, challenging, yet rewarding career? Is attending a professional school one of your educational goals? If so, then physical therapy may be right for you. Physical therapists play a vital role in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and work to help people suffering from illnesses or chronic conditions improve their movement and manage their pain.

At TCC, you’ll receive expert instruction in biology, physics, mathematics, psychology and the liberal arts.  When you graduate, you’ll be well-prepared to transfer to a four-year university and complete your Bachelor’s degree while you finish your prerequisite coursework and begin the process of applying for admission to physical therapy programs at professional schools.

For More Information Contact: School of Science and Mathematics
Metro Campus: (918) 595-7334 ♦ Northeast Campus: (918) 595-7542
Southeast Campus: (918) 595-7742 ♦ West Campus: (918) 595-8193

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Apply core concepts of biology to biological processes.
  • Apply scientific method.
  • Illustrate scientific data.
  • Integrate concepts from several disciplines around a clinical theme.
  • Communicate biological information through oral, written, or digital presentation techniques.
  • Discuss issues involving biology in society.
  • Use proper laboratory techniques.
  • Evaluate scientific literature.
  • Describe musculoskeletal pathologies with anatomical terminology.


Search careers in Physical Therapy at TCC Career Explorer and visit TCC Career Services to learn more about our free career planning and job preparation services.

Student Organizations

Great opportunities for networking, professional development, community service, resume-building and just having fun with other like-minded students are available through the Club of Medical and Natural Sciences at the southeast campus and the Sci-π Club at the west campus. For more information, contact the Science and Mathematics or Student Life office on campus.

Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on transferring this degree to other colleges and universities on the Pre-Physical Therapy Degree Map.  

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 30

(General Education Science requirements are satisfied through the Specialized Course Requirements.)

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 30

Recommended Electives 1 hour

Select from any subject area; however, Physical Education activity courses may not be used to meet degree requirements.

Total Credit Hours: 60

To receive an A.A. or A.S. degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.

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