Bethel University has an agreement with Southwest Baptist University (SBU) by which students meeting the requirements listed below will automatically receive preference points and be eligible for the admission process.
- Students must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average.
- Students must complete the graduate record exam (GRE).
- Students must complete the PT application through PTCAS by the deadline of the intended enrollment date.
- Students must document up to 40 hours experience/observation in physical therapy.
- International students must meet eligibility requirements as outlined in the section on Admission to the University in the Southwest Baptist University catalog.
- Students must complete all of the following prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C and a 3.25 prerequisite GPA. Prerequisites should not be taken pass/fail.
- General Chemistry: two semesters in sequence with labs
- General Physics: two semesters in sequence with labs
- General Biology: one semester with lab
- Anatomy/Physiology: one semester each or full year combined sequence with labs from a sciencebased department
- Statistics: one course
- Completion of the following support courses (not calculated into prerequisite GPA)
- Medical Terminology: one semester is required at a “B” grade or higher
- Exercise Physiology: not required, by highly recommended; students demonstrating successful completion of an exercise physiology course with a “B” grade or higher will be exempt from completing the exercise physiology component of the DPT program
- Pathophysiology: not required, but highly recommended
Pre-requisite Equivalency for SBU/DPT program
|Choose one of the following sequences:||4|
and Human Biology Lab
|Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology|
and Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab
|With approval, any upper level human or animal-based Biology course with a Lab|
|BIO 105||Medical Terminology 1||2|
& BIO 215
and Human Anatomy Lab
& BIO 217
and Human Physiology Lab
& CHE 113D
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Lab
& CHE 215
|General Chemistry II|
and General Chemistry II Lab
|Choose one of the following sequences:||8|
|Introductory Physics I|
and Introductory Physics I Lab
and Introductory Physics II
and Introductory Physics II Lab 1
|General Physics I|
and General Physics I Lab
and General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab 2, 3
|MAT 207M||Statistical Analysis 3||3-4|
|or AHS 250M||Statistics and Research Methods in Applied Health Sciences|
|or PSY 230M||Introduction to Statistical Methods and Experimental Design|
|or MAT 330||Probability and Statistics|
|PSY 100||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|Applicants for Fall 2021 or earlier, choose one of the following Psychology courses:||3|
|Applicants for Fall 2022 or later will require all 3 Psychology courses|
|BIO 350||Clinical Pathophysiology||3|
|BIO 409||Advanced Human Gross Anatomy||4|
MAT 123M, MAT 124M, or solid understanding and competency in high school mathematics as demonstrated by at least one of the following: a Math ACT score of at least 23, 519 on the Math portion of the SAT, a Math Placement Test score of at least 3 are prerequisites for this course.
MAT 124M is a prerequisite for this course.