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Pre-Chiropractic/Pre-Physical Therapy
Associate in Science


The Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Physical Therapy program is intended for persons who plan to pursue a professional career in chiropractic or physical therapy. The plan of study presents a challenging blend of natural and physical sciences and be tailored to meet individual needs. If you complete the courses recommended, you are reasonably assured of being able to transfer with junior standing to most colleges and universities in Washington State. Students interested in physical therapy should be aware that a master's degree is required for entry into professional practice. You are urged to consult with your advisor as you plan your curriculum and select electives. This will allow your advisor to coordinate your program with the requirements of the institution to which you expect to transfer.

Be certain to meet with your advisor to select a sequence of classes that will meet your transfer goals.

Program Outcomes

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 36-38 of the 2013-14 Centralia College catalog.

Fall Quarter, First Year

BIOL& 221 Majors Ecology/Evolution (S)


CHEM& 161 General Chemistry w/lab (S) 6
ENGL& 101 English Composition I (C) 5
  Total Credits 16

Winter Quarter, First Year

BIOL& 222 Majors Cell/Molecular (S) 5
CHEM& 162 General Chemistry w/lab II (S) 6
MATH& 151 Calculus I (M) 5
  Total Credits 16

Spring Quarter, First Year

BIOL& 223 Majors Organismal Phys (S) 5
CHEM& 163 General Chemistry w/lab III (S) 6
MATH& 152 Calculus II (M) 5
  Total Credits 16

Fall Quarter, Second Year

BIOL& 241 Human A & P 1 (S) OR
PHYS& 221 Engineering Physics I (S) 5
Social Science Distribution (SS)* 5
Health and Fitness Distribution (HF) 3
  Total Credits 13

Winter Quarter, Second Year

BIOL& 242 Human A & P 2 (S) OR
PHYS& 222 Engineering Physics II (S) 5
MATH& 146 Introduction to Stats (M) 5
Humanities Distribution (H)* 5
  Total Credits 15

Spring Quarter, Second Year

BIOL& 243 Adv Topics Human A & P (S) OR
PHYS& 223 Engineering Physics III (S) 5
Elective 5
Social Science (SS) or Humanities (H) Distribution * 5
  Total Credits 15

*Students are required to complete 3-5 credits in a Diversity course (D). A list of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the college catalog.

Science electives: BIOL& 221, 222, 223 Majors; BIOL& 241, 242, 243 Human A & P w/lab I-III; CHEM& 261, 262, 263 Organic Chemistry w/lab I-III; PHYS& 221, 222, 223 Engineering Physics I-III.

Updated 2014