Program Prerequisites

Sciences - 31 semester hours

  • 4 semester hours of biology with lab*
  • 8 semester hours of chemistry with lab*
  • 8 semester hours of physics with lab (non-calculus based)*
  • 4 semester hours of human anatomy with lab^
  • 4 semester hours of human physiology with lab^
  • 3 semester hours of advanced biology (includes histology, cell biology, micro-biology, exercise physiology; other courses which satisfy this requirement may be considered)

* = These courses should be equivalent to courses required in the science majors.

^ = Academic institutions offering human anatomy/physiology combination courses will suffice if both courses of sequence are completed; for example - four hours human anatomy/physiology I and four hours human anatomy/physiology II.

Psychology - 6 semester hours

Writing Intensive courses - 9 semester hours

Freshman composition and other writing intensive courses accepted.

Math - 6 semester hours

  • Pre-calculus or above
  • 3 semester hours of statistics

If you have questions regarding verification of pre-requisite courses please send the official website link for the college course including the course description and course number to

The DPT admissions committee will review applicants' courses/coursework older than seven years to determine eligibility and approval for meeting the prerequisite requirements. This will ensure that applicants with previous coursework have the necessary knowledge/skills to be successful in the DPT program.

Lynchburg College Equivalent Courses

For Lynchburg College students: Articulation Agreement Requirements