Joint Degree Program - Doctrate in Physical Therapy


Students in the entry-level component of the Physical Therapy Program spend their first three years at Fairleigh Dickinson university completing 92 credits of required courses (University Requirements - 35 credits and major requirements -59 credits). Students must formally apply for acceptance to the professional component at the Rutgers-SHRP Physical Therapy Program. Students accepted to the program will complete their fourth year at Rutgers-SHRP where they take 45 credits. All 45 credits will be transferred back to Fairleigh Dickinson University after which FDU will award a Bachelor of Science degree (B.S. in Biology). Upon successful completion of the remainder of the required coursework of the DPT program, Rutgers-SHRP will award a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.
Physical Therapy Degree Program Joint program with FDU/Rutgers-SHRP
1st Semester (16 credits)

BIOL1251/BIOL1253     General Biology I
CHEM1201     General Chemistry I
CHEM1203     General Chemistry I Lab
MATH1107      Pre Calculus
ENWR1101     Academic Writing
FRSH1000     Freshman Seminar

2ndSemester (15 credits)

BIOL1252/BIOL1254     General Biology II
CHEM1202     General Chemistry II
CHEM1204     General Chemistry II Lab
ENWR1102     Academic Research & Writing
MATH1202      Calculus I

3rd Semester (18 credits)

BIOL2203/BIOL2223     Anatomy & Physiology I
CHEM2261     Organic Chemistry I
CHEM2263     Organic Chemistry I Lab
CORE3004     Global Issues
CSCI1105       Computer & Computer Software
SPCH1155     Public Speaking

4th Semester (18 credits)

BIOL2204/BIOL2224     Anatomy & Physiology II
CHEM2262     Organic Chemistry II
CHEM2264     Organic Chemistry IILab
CORE1001     Perspectives on the Individual
ENGL2201     Masterpieces of World Lit. I
PSYC1101     General Psychology

5th Semester (17 credits)

BIOL2125/BIOL2126      Microbiology for Health Sciences
MEDT1130      Bioethics
CORE2003     Cross Cultural Perspective
NURS3280     Health Care Economics
PHYS2203     University Physics I
PHYS2201     General Physics I Lab

6th Semester (16 credits)

MEDT4420     Health Care Management
CORE2002     The American Experience
PSYC2201     Statistics
PHYS2204     University Physics II
PHYS2202     Physics II Lab
PHIL1000      Life of the Mind

For additional information, please contact
Prof. Marilyn R. Rubin
Associate Director of Allied Health
Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health
Voice: (201) 692-2847
Email: rubin@fdu.edu