2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Biology/Pre-Physical Therapy

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
College(s): College of Arts and Sciences

Program Requirements

Biology/Pre-Physical Therapy, BS Checksheet

Includes:

  • Major Courses and General Education Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose Pre-Physical Therapy? - Program Spotlight

The Pre-Physical Therapy program has been developed to prepare students for admission to the six professional Physical Therapy programs in Michigan. These programs are generally three years long and award a bachelor's degree after one year and a master's degree after three years. The successful candidate not only has excellent grades in preparatory course work, but also has several hundred hours of documented observational or work experience in a physical therapy setting.

The Pre-Physical Therapy program takes about three years to complete and can lead to an associate in science degree. Proper course selection during the optional fourth year can lead to a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.

Career Opportunities

Physical therapists are in high demand and play a key role in helping patients gain mobility and strength after surgery or accident trauma. The future for physical therapists is very bright. With people living longer, joint replacement surgery has become very common and with it the need for compassionate and well-trained physical therapists.

More Information

LEAD ADVISOR: Dr. Daisy Daubert
PHONE: 231-591-2554
EMAIL:

PROFESSIONAL ADVISOR: Jenice Winowiecki
PHONE: 231-591-2555
EMAIL:  

Department of Biological Sciences
Ferris State University
820 Campus Drive/ASC 2004
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2550

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Pre-Physical Therapy BS, Biology - Minimum 121 Credits

Biology
General Biology 1
4
General Biology 2
4
General Microbiology
3
Pathophysiology
3
Exercise Physiology
4
Human Physiology-Anatomy 1
4
Human Physiology-Anatomy 2
4
Principles of Genetics
3
Current Topics in BIOL
2

Choose One:

Ecological Assessment
3
or
Environmental Conservation
3
or
Ecology
3

Biology Electives - 6 Credits
300 or higher
Choose from Biology Elective list below. 

Supporting Sciences - 29 Credits
Adv Algebra-Analytical Trig
4
General Chemistry 1
5
General Chemistry 2
5
Fund of Organic Chemistry
4
Fund of Biochemistry
3
Introductory Physics 1
4
Introductory Physics 2
4
Biology Application Area - 6 Credits
Stats for the Life Sciences
3
Orientation to Medical Vocabul
1
Responding to Emergencies
2
Electives - 20 Credits to reach minimum of 121 credits
Biology Electives - Consult with Advisor
Nutrition
3
Zoology
4
Evolution
3
Ornithology
3
Entomology
3
Environmental Regulations
3
Animal Behavior
3
Medical Parasitology
3
Plants and Fungi
4
Developmental Biology
4
Cell Biology
3
Forensic DNA Analysis
3
Endocrinology
3
Neurobiology
3
Medical Botany
3
Plant Physiology
4
Molecular Genetics
4
Recombinant DNA Lab
3
Proteins
3
Proteins Laboratory
3
Advanced Cell - Molecular Biol
3
Bioinformatics
3
Adv Techniques Biotechnology
2
Biological Research
1 TO 6
Special Topics in BIOL
1 TO 4
Biology Internship
1 TO 6
Special Studies in BIOL
1 TO 4