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College of Allied Health Professions Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Alabama Community College System
The Office of Admissions evaluates all academic credit for transfer students entering the University of South Alabama. The Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions has established transfer credit policies in accordance with University policies.
Questions regarding degree/graduation requirements and the applicability of transfer credit toward satisfaction of degree requirements should be directed to the Academic Advising office, the Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions, HAHN 3042, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688-0002 (251/445-9260).
Questions regarding transfer admission and transfer-credit evaluation should be directed to the University of South Alabama, Office of Admissions, Meisler Hall Suite 2500, 390 Alumni Circle, Mobile, AL 36688-0002 (251/460-6141 or 800/-USA-JAGS).
Special Notes

The Physical Therapy program at the University of South Alabama is an entry level doctoral program. Students may apply as Baccalaureate Degree holders or as Advanced Undergraduates (minimum 96 semester or 144 quarter hours).

The University of South Alabama will accept a maximum of 64 semester hours from a junior/community college.
No course in which a student has earned a grade of lower than "D" will transfer to the University of South Alabama. No grade lower than "C" will transfer in English Composition I & II (EH 101 & 102).

Completion of the courses listed in this Advising Guide does not guarantee completion of Pre-professional course requirements or admission into Professional component programs.


The deadline to apply for the Physical Therapy Professional Component is December 15 prior to the Fall Semester that you intend to begin the Professional Component. Consult the USA Bulletin for complete application procedures and degree requirements.


Students required to declare a major other than Physical Therapy by beginning of Junior year.


All Physical Therapy prerequisites must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

Advanced Undergraduate Physical Therapy Core Requirements

Note: While there may be more than 64 transferable semester hours, you may only count 64 semester hours as transfer credit from a community college.

English Composition ENG 101 and 102
Communication SPH 107
Fine Arts

Choose one of the following courses:
ART 100, 203, 204, MUS 101, THR 120, 126 , IDH 110, HUM 130


Choose one of the following two-course sequences:
ENG 261 & 262 or
ENG 251 & 252 or
ENG 271 & 272 


MTH 115 or MTH 113


MTH 265 or PSY 260 or BUS 271

General Chemistry

CHM 111 & 112
Physics PHY 201 & 202


BIO 103 & 104


BIO 220

Computer Science

CIS 146


PSY 200 and one of the following courses: PSY 207. 210, 211


Choose one of the following courses:
HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122, 201, 202
Social Science Elective

Choose one of the following courses:
HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122, 201, 202;
ANT 200, 220, 210, 230; ECO 232, 231;
GEO 201, 100; POL 211; PSY 210;
SOC 200, 210


For information regarding the remaining requirements for the Department of Physical Therapy, please consult the USA Bulletin or visit Department of Physical Therapy website.

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