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College of Health Sciences

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Admission Requirements

Physical Therapy Program

Students seeking admission to the Physical Therapy Program must submit the following documented evidence:

  1. Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  2. Minimum cumulative science GPA of 2.9 and overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.00 scale. 
  3. Completion of prerequisite courses totaling 46 semester/66 quarter credits as listed from regionally accredited colleges or universities
    • Grades of C or better (grades of C- are NOT acceptable) are required in each course
  4. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test scores using the Midwestern University institution code of 1769
    • The test must have been taken no earlier than January 1, 2010.
    • For more information about the GRE, contact Educational Testing Services (ETS) at 866/473-4373 or visit www.ets.org/gre
  5. Completion of a first aid course within the past three years
  6. Current certification by the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers.
  7. Demonstration of a people or service orientation through community service or extracurricular activities
  8. Motivation for and commitment to healthcare as demonstrated by previous work, volunteer work, or other life experiences
  9. Oral and written communication skills necessary to interact with patients and colleagues
  10. Commitment to abide by the Midwestern University Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy
  11. Passage of the Midwestern University criminal background check

Prerequisite Courses

Science Courses:

Biology with lab

4 Semester/6 Quarter hours

Human/Vertebrate Anatomy with lab

3 Semester/4 Quarter hours

Human/Vertebrate Physiology

3 Semester/4 Quarter hours

General Chemistry with lab

4 Semester/6 Quarter hours

General Physics with lab

8 Semester/12 Quarter hours

General Courses:

 

Math (college algebra or above)

3 Semester/4 Quarter hours

Statistics (should include inferential statistics)

3 Semester/4 Quarter hours

English––must include at least one composition course (oral communication/public speaking is recommended)

9 Semester/13 Quarter hours

Social & Behavioral Sciences(at least one course in psychology)

9 Semester/13 Quarter hours