Department of Health Sciences
Physical Therapy/Physical Therapy Assistant
The Health Sciences Major may be used as a pre-professional curriculum for students wishing to apply to a Physical Therapy program. The Physical Therapy Program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is a master's level program. Applicants should be close to (minimum of 90 hours) or have a bachelor's degree prior to admission.
SWOSU students may choose the Health Sciences Major to complete these 90 hours at SWOSU or obtain their degree in Health Sciences at SWOSU before applying to the Physical Therapy Program.
NOTE: The OUHSC requires certain courses or their equivalent for admission to their master’s level program.
Physical Therapists plan, organize, and administer treatment based on a knowledge of each patient’s condition, in order to restore functional mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent disability for those suffering from a disabling injury or disease. Therapists may treat patients with a wide variety of problems, or they may specialize. Specialty areas include pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedics, sports medicine, neurology, and cardiopulmonary physical therapy.
Employment for Physical Therapists varies from specially equipped physical therapy departments of hospitals or clinics, home health care, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, residential facilities for handicapped children, school systems, HMO’s, physicians’ offices or private practice.
Upon satisfactory completion of all requirements the graduate is awarded a degree of Doctorate of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.). The graduate is then able to take the National Physical Therapy Examination conducted under the direction of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.
|Course Requirement Information|
|Required Courses||Credit Hrs||Career Links|
|General Education||43-44 hrs|
|Minimum Hours Required for degree||120 hrs|
|Approximately 8 Semesters|
For students who enrolled at SWOSU before Fall 2004, download Course Sequence here.