Feb 28, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

Allied Health Pre-Physical Therapy, A.S.

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Adviser: Randy Bishop

Physical therapists work to improve the mobility, relieve the pain, and prevent or limit the permanent disability of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Their patients include accident victims or handicapped individuals with such conditions as nerve injuries, amputations, low back pain, arthritis, and heart disease. Some physical therapists treat a wide variety of problems and others specialize in such areas as pediatrics, orthopedics, and sports physical therapy. The working environment of physical therapists varies from specially equipped facilities in hospitals or clinics to schools, private offices, and private homes.

Major  51-52  
General Education 15  
Electives to = 92 (Must include 15 UD,    
9 of which must be in one content area)      
TOTAL  92  

Andrews University Track

The program below meets Andrews University admission requirements, as well as Southern Adventist University’s requirements for an A.S. degree. This program can be modified to meet the requirements of other schools. The Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Andrews is three years (nine semesters) in length. For a complete description of Southern’s General Education requirements, refer to Academic Policies .

Total 51-52 Hours

Note: C is the lowest acceptable grade


  • Electives to make a total of 92 hours (Must include 15 upper division credits, 9 of which must be in one content area.)

Andrews University Admission and Degree Requirements:

Observation Hours: Students must complete a minimum of 80 observation hours supervised by a licensed physical therapist in at least 3 different settings; at least 20 hours must be in an inpatient acute care or hospital setting. Please note that sub-acute, rehab, skilled nursing home or extended care facilities do not qualify as a hospital or acute care setting. See PTCAS for a copy of an Observation Hour Verification form.

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