Bachelor of Science in Premedical and Health Studies: Physical Therapy Pathway (BS/DPT)

Location: Boston

As a physical therapist, you have the power to help people heal and live healthier, more active lives. This program allows you to begin your education focused on your career goals, so you’ll be well prepared to start treating patients on the first day of your new career.

In this professional pathway, you have the opportunity to earn a combined Bachelor of Science in Premedical and Health Studies and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from MCPHS in six years instead of the traditional seven. You’ll have the opportunity to work alongside professional experts in our advanced laboratories and through a wide range of clinical experiences both on and off campus. You’ll learn how to diagnose and treat a wide variety of patients, assess their outcomes, and provide evidence of effectiveness. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to sit for the PT licensing examination and begin your rewarding career. 

Already have a bachelor's degree? Check out our Doctor of Physical Therapy program on our Worcester campus.

Freshman applicants can view their admission requirements on the Undergraduate Applicants page.

Our agreements with partnering institutions require that students complete all of their coursework at MCPHS. For that reason, we are unable to accept transfer students into this pathway program. 

Please consider applying to the following program, which you can transfer in to: 

Physical Therapy (BS/DPT with MCPHS-Worcester)

 Year I-Fall

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

BIO150L

Biology I Laboratory

1

BIO151

Biology I: Cell and Molecular Biology

3

CHE131

Chemical Principles I (w/ lab)

4

FYS101

Introduction to the Major

1

LIB111

Expository Writing I

3

MAT151

Calculus I

3

TOTAL


15

Year I-Spring

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

BIO152

Biology II: Biology of Organisms (w/ lab)

4

CHE132

Chemical Principles II (w/ lab)

4

LIB112

Expository Writing II

3

LIB120

Introduction to Psychology

3

MAT152

Calculus II

3

TOTAL


17

Year II-Fall

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

CHE231

Organic Chemistry I (w/ lab)

4

BEH250

Health Psychology

3

LIB133

American Culture, Identity, and Public Life

3

LIB205

Health Professions Orientation Seminar

1

MAT261

Statistics

3

LIB220

Interpersonal Communication

3

TOTAL


17

Year II-Spring

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

BIO255

Medical Microbiology (w/ lab)

4

CHE232

Organic Chemistry II

3

CHE234L

Organic Chemistry II Lab

1

SSC230 OR

SSC495

Cultural Anthropology OR

Evolution of the Health Prof.

3

BEH350

Abnormal Psychology

3

BEH352

Human Development

3

TOTAL


17


Year III-Fall

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

BIO351

Adv. Anatomy & Physiology I (w/lab)

4

PHY270

Foundations of Physics I

3

PHY272L

Foundations of Physics I Lab

1

BEH451

Research Methods

3

BIO345O

Exercise Physiology (w/lab)

4


Humanities elective

3

TOTAL


18

Year III-Spring

COURSE
TITLE
SEMESTER HOURS

BIO352

Adv. Anatomy & Physiology II (w/lab)

4

LIB512

Healthcare Ethics

3

PHY274

Foundations of Physics II (w/lab)

4


General elective

3


Behavioral Science elective*

3

TOTAL


17

*Students may choose from four upper level courses: BEH405 Mind/Body Medicine, BEH260 Behavioral Health, BEH454 Stress and Illness, or BEH457 Drugs and Behavior.