Cooperative Program in Physical Therapy
The College of Idaho (C of I) Cooperative Program in Physical Therapy is an undergraduate-graduate articulation agreement with Idaho State University (ISU). Students will complete all of the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree at C of I, including all Liberal Arts Core requirements, a major, and the prerequisites for entrance into the ISU Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Students who complete the C of I portion of this program will receive a BA or BS degree in the major they have completed. Upon completion of the ISU portion of the program, students will earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy from ISU.
Entrance into the ISU program is competitive. ISU has offered at least two admission seats to C of I students each year, but it is possible that more than two C of I students will apply. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all areas of the prerequisite courses, as well as the most recent 60 units of completed course work, and must apply for the ISU program by January of their senior year. Students must also take either the GRE exam or the Miller Analogy Test and complete at least 80 hours of experience, in two different areas of practice, under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist, before making application. For a complete description of the ISU program and detailed requirements for admission, see their web site.
Required Prerequisite Courses
To be completed at The College of Idaho:
- Biology (16 credits)
- Chemistry (8 credits)
- Physics (8 credits)
- Mathematics (3 credits)
- Psychology, Medical Terminology*, Sociology or Anthropology, Exercise Science (13-14 credits)
* A one or two unit course in General Medical Terminology is required in the form of a university course or verification of completion of an online course.