Physical Therapy Pathway Year One

By the end of year one, students pursuing the PT Pathway must complete the following requirements:

HPS Retention Requirements:

  • Attend orientation to HPS Program
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.5; GPA may not fall below a 3.25 in any semester
  • Complete 50 hours of clinical observation, health-related volunteer experience,internship, or direct (hands-on) patient healthcare experience
  • Receive positive supervisor evaluation at clinical observation site
  • Attend at least one healthcare organization meeting (e.g. Pre-PT Student Association)
  • Attend a group advising session conducted by the HPS Committee
  • Provide evidence of endorsement of MSU Public Affairs Mission through a completion of a minimum of 30 hours of community service (please note - hours completed for service learning or scholarship renewal may be counted toward this total)
  • Complete the following courses with a "C" or better:
    • BMS 110 and 111: Introduction to the Biomedical Sciences lecture and lab OR BIO 121: General Biology I
    • MTH 135: College Algebra OR higher
    • CHM 160: General Chemistry I AND CHM 161: General Chemistry I Lab

Notes regarding PT Pathway:

  • Please note that 100 of the required 500 total clinical experience hours must include direct observation of licensed physical therapists in at least four different settings.
  • No less than a "C" is required in all PT pre-requisite coursework (with the exception of BMS 307 and 308, which must be passed with a "B-" or better).
  • Failure to meet any of the above requirements may result in probation or dismissal from the HPS program