A minor in pre-physical therapy is earned by completing a minimum of 4 credit hours of required science and other courses and is based on an examination of pre-requisties for graduate physical therapy programs, as described by the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS), which is a service of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Please note that pre-requisites for DPT programs vary by school so students will need to carefully research the pre-requisites at those schools to which they intend to apply. The Pre-Professional Health Advisor at Xavier will be able to advise students with regard to this minor. Students should consult the Biology department chair concerning specific requirements for the minor. A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained for the minor.