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Priority Application Deadline:
January 17, 2020

Pre-Physical Therapy Transfer Track
  • Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS)

Begin your pursuit of dental school, medical school, pharmacy school or physical therapy school at FVCC with high-quality classes taught by world-class faculty. At FVCC, students are able to build the solid science and math foundation required for entrance into post-baccalaureate professional health care programs around the country.

Attributes of Successful Professional Health Care Program Candidates

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree
  • Strong math and science skills
  • Ability to maintain high academic standards under rigorous demands
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Opportunities in Montana

The University of Montana offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy at its Missoula campus. It is the only physical therapy program in the state of Montana.

There are numerous Doctor of Physical Therapy programs throughout the United States. Application requirements vary among academic institutions; therefore, students are encouraged to research programs in which they are interested to determine application requirements, including minimum GPA, GRE exam scores, observation hours and program prerequisite coursework. The Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) is a service of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). PTCAS allows applicants to use a single application and one set of materials to apply to multiple Doctor of Physical Therapy programs. Links to each program’s application requirements can be found on the PTCAS website at http://aptaapps.apta.org/ptcas/programlist.aspx. Due to the competitive nature of physical therapy program admissions, students are encouraged to plan on applying to multiple programs.

Transfer Tips

FVCC students preparing to transfer should work closely with an advisor to customize a course of study based on their transfer goals. Students should also become familiar with transfer school programs, as it is the student’s responsibility to check with each transfer school in order to determine specific prerequisite courses and equivalencies. In addition to general education requirements, Professional Health Care Transfer Track students typically take the following courses at FVCC prior to transferring:

Course NumberCourse Title
COMX 111Public Speaking
BIOB 160Principles of Living Systems
BIOB 170Principles of Biological Diversity
BIOB 171Principles of Biological Diversity Lab
BIOM 250Microbiology for Health Sciences
BIOB 275General Genetics
BIOB 260Cell and Molecular Biology
BCH 280Biochemistry
BCH 281Biochemistry Lab
BIOH 201Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOH 211Anatomy and Physiology II
CHMY 141College Chemistry I
CHMY 143College Chemistry II
CHMY 221Organic Chemistry I
CHMY 223Organic Chemistry II
M 162 or M 171Applied Calculus or Calculus I
STAT 216Introduction to Statistics
PHSX 205College Physics I
PHSX 207College Physics II

Student Support Center Advisor

Russ Lamson

LRC 129

(406) 756-3885

Faculty Advisors

Julie Robertson

BC 123-D

(406) 756-3620


Janice Heil

BC 123-C

(406) 756-3373


For general information, contact the Admissions office: (406) 756-3847.