Pre-Physical Therapy Pathway

The Associate of Science

Contact Information
Dr. Richard Coppings
(731) 424-3520 ext. 50320

Program and Career Description

The Associate of Science degree in Pre-Physical Therapy is designed for students seeking to become Physical Therapists. Most physical therapy programs require applicants to have completed a bachelor’s degree prior to admission. Completing the first two years of college at Jackson State will prepare students to transfer to a suitable bachelor’s degree program. Students work closely with science faculty and have access to science labs and computer facilities. Students also acquire the fundamental academic skills needed to pursue a higher degree.

Program Requirements

(Students may require additional Learning Support courses.)

Communication Requirement (All required)
ENGL 1010 English Composition I
ENGL 1020 English Composition II
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech

Choose THREE Humanities Courses (One must be a literature Course)
ARTH 2010 Survey of Art History I
ARTH 2020 Survey of Art History II
ART 1030 Art Appreciation
COMM 1851 Intro to Film
ENGL 2111 American Lit: Pre-Colonial - 1865
ENGL 2121 American Lit: 1865 - Present
ENGL 2210 British Lit: Beginnings - 1785
ENGL 2220 British Lit: 1785 - Present
ENGL 2310 World Lit: Beginnings - 1650
ENGL 2320 World Lit: 1650 - Present
HUM 1010 Introduction to the Humanities I
HUM 1020 Introduction to the Humanities II
MUS 1030 Music Appreciation
PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 2110 Introduction to Ethics
THEA 1030 Introduction to Theatre

Social and Behavioral Science Courses
Required Course
PSYC 1030 General Psychology
Choose One of the following:
ECON 2010 Macroeconomics
ECON 2020 Microeconomics
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography
PHED 2050 Health and Wellness
POLS 1030 American Government
POLS 2010 State and Local Government
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology
SOCI 1020 Social Problems

Choose TWO History Courses
HIST 1110 Survey of World Civilizations I
HIST 1120 Survey of World Civilizations II
HIST 2010 Survey of American History I
HIST 2020 Survey of American History II

Natural Science Requirement
BIOL 1110 General Biology I
BIOL 1120 General Biology II

Mathematics Course
MATH 1530 Statistics and Probability

Area of Emphasis Requirements
MATH 1720 Precalculus II (Trigonometry) or higher

Choose two of the following three sequences:
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I and
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II
GEOL 1040 Physical Geology
PHYS 2010 Non-Calculus Based Physics I and
PHYS 2020 Non-Calculus Based Physics II

The Associate of Science: Pre-Physical Therapy requires 60 college level credits. Some courses have prerequisites and corequisites.