Loyola University Chicago

Pre-Health Professions

Career Services


Planning for an application to physical therapy school is both essential and critical - it is a decision that will take years of preparation. Future applicants will need to take both academic and experiential timelines into consideration well in advance to properly prepare for an application cycle. Below, you will find resources specific to pre-PT timelines.

Suggested Academic Timelines:

First Year


Intro Chemistry I with Lab

CHEM 101/111

Intro Chemistry II with Lab

CHEM 102/112

Intro Biology I with Lab

BIOL 101/111

Intro Biology II with lab

BIOL 102/112


Second Year 


Human Anatomy & Physiology I

BIOL 242

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

BIOL 243


STAT 103 or equivalent



Third Year 


Physics I with Lab

PHYS 111/111L

Physics II with Lab

PHYS 112/112L


Fourth Year


Science Electives**

Science Electives**


*Many of the pre-PT requirements are interchangeable timewise. Be sure to take note of the pre-requisites for each class before registering.


**Common electives necessary for pre-PT are psychology, sociology, kinesiology, calculus, and more.