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Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences – Pre-Physical Therapy (2 + 2)

Biological Sciences – Pre-Physical Therapy is a program designed to meet the prerequisites for the Physical Therapy program at Ohio University and most other institutions, as well as nursing, physician assistant, and chiropractic programs. The major is also designed to provide student with a solid background in the life sciences. It should be noted that there are no uniform requirements for physical therapy schools & students should take care to consult the academic requirements for specific schools of interest. 

The major is specifically tailored for individuals who have already completed an associate degree that will translate to Ohio University general education requirements. The program is delivered in an on-campus format.  The Biological Sciences – Pre-Physical Therapy Advising Guide will provide more details.


Parallel LCCC Program

Associate of Applied Science, Physical Therapy Assisting

AAS Curriculum Pathway BS Biological Sciences – Pre-Physical Therapy

Program Admission Requirements

  • All general transfer admissions requirements on this link: https://www.ohio.edu/admissions/transfer/apply
  • Transfer Application dates and deadlines for Fall, Spring, and Summer semester can be found here: https://www.ohio.edu/admissions/transfer/dates-deadlines
  • Transfer students can begin taking courses at OHIO during any semester. However, students will only be considered for merit based scholarships if they are applying for the Fall term and if they are admitted by May 15.
  • Students applying as a transfer student in general need a cumulative 2.0 GPA
  • Send official transcripts from all institutions where students have received college level credit.
  • Students who have earned less than 20 semester hours or 30 quarter hours of college level credit will also need to send OU an official high school transcript.
  • ACT/SAT scores not required for transfer students


Application Information

To apply to the Partnership, follow the steps below:

  1. Complete an Online Application 
  2. Pay the $50 non-refundable application fee. Transfer students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant and need assistance paying the application fee, can apply for the NACAC Transfer Application Fee Waiver.  
  3. Request all college and universities that you have attended to send an official transcript directly to Ohio University.
  4. Once your materials are in, you can monitor the progress of your application by checking your MyOHIO Student Center. You can learn more about how to check your application status through this link.
    You will then schedule an advising appointment with your assigned Ohio University academic advisor.
    Be sure to register for the Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO) after you are admitted to learn about resources and student support services.

Submit all college-level transcripts to:

Undergraduate Admissions
Chubb Hall 120
1 Ohio University Drive
Athens, OH 45701


For More Information

Erin Drake, Admissions Advisor
(740) 593-4103
For more information use this link to schedule an appointment.