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2021 - 2022 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Therapy (PRE) Transfer Pathway (AS)

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Physical therapists provide services that help patients restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of those suffering from injuries or disease. Their patients include accident victims and individuals with disabling conditions such as lower back pain, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, head injuries, and cerebral palsy. They design the treatment programs, and assess the patient’s physical abilities and progress, maintain statistical and clinical records, confer with other health care professionals, and often develop and implement health promotion programs.

Suggested Course Plan by Semester  


Pathway Code: PHTH

General Education Requirements (47 hours)

Basic Skills (12 hours)

Computer Literacy (3 hours)

Humanities (6 hours)

Complete courses from 2 Different Departments (ART, FOL, HIS, HUM, LIT, MIN, MUS, PHO, REL, THE) - Studio and Performance courses cannot be included.

For a list of course options click this link Humanities Elective(s) .

  • Humanities Elective - 3 hour(s) _______________________________________
  • Humanities Elective - 3 hour(s) _______________________________________

Social Sciences (6 hours)

Complete courses from 2 Different Departments (ANT, ECO, GEG, POL, PSY, SOC) For a list of course options click this link Social Science Elective(s) .
PSY6711 General Psychology is required for this pathway.

  • Social Science Elective - 3 hours(s) ___________________________________

Science and Math (20 hours)

Complete 20 hours of Lab Science coursework as listed for this pathway.

Recommended Transfer Pathway Electives (15 hours minimum)*

The Associate of Science degree requires a minimum of 15 hours of pathway electives. Students should work with their advisor and transfer institution to determine the most appropriate courses within this block.

In addition to the recommended transfer electives, PSY6720 - First Year Experience (FYE) is highly recommended as an elective for students enrolled in this pathway.

Minimum Hours for a Degree 62*

This program is designed to transfer specifically to Wichita State University. Students planning to transfer to other universities are encouraged to contact an advisor at the university to design a program of study.

*A minimum of 62 hours is required to earn a Cowley degree; however additional credit hours may be outlined on the transfer pathway to meet the program requirements for a transfer institution. 

Depending on skill level and assessment scores, students may be required to take the necessary basic skill or prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the program courses.


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