Course Subjects List

PTCAS reserves the right to change your Course Subjects if the assigned category clearly does not apply. PTCAS is not responsible for any processing delays or incorrect GPA calculations due to incorrect Course Subjects. In addition, PTCAS will not make corrections to your course category based on information that becomes available after you e-submit your application.

Your selected Physical Therapy institutions will use the course subject information to help determine if you have met their institutional course prerequisites. Prerequisites vary by institution. PTCAS will not determine if you have met the prerequisites for a particular Physical Therapy program or are eligible for admission.

PTCAS automatically sorts the 200+ course subjects into the following PTCAS Subject GPAs:

Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy, Physiology, Anatomy & Physiology


Animal Science, Bacteriology, Biodiversity, Biology, Biomedical Science, Biomolecules, Botany, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Cellular Physiology, Cytology/Cytotechnology, Developmental Biology, Disease, Earth Science, Ecology, Embryology, Endocrinology, Entomology, Eukaryotics, Evolution, Genetics, Genomics, Hematology, Histology, Immunology, Limnology, Marine Biology, Marine Science, Microbiology, Micro-Organisms, Molecular Biology, Natural Science, Neural Mechanisms, Neurobiology, Neurology, Neuroscience, Parasitology, Pathology, Pathophysiology, Physical Sciences, Physiological Science, Plant, Plant Biology, Plant Sciences, Population Biology, Prokaryote Physiology, Toxicology, Virology, Zoology


Analytic Chemistry, Armchair Chemistry, Basic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biological Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry, Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Intro to Chemistry, Medical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Physical Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Physiological Chemistry, Qualitative Analysis, Quantitative Analysis, Structure & Bonds, Structure & Reaction

English Composition

Basic Composition, Composition, Creative Writing, English, Rhetoric, Technical Writing, Writing


Algebra, Analytical Geometry, Behavioral Statistics, Bioinformatics, Biometry/Biometrics, Biostatistics, Calculus, Chemical Math, Linear Algebra, Math Analysis, Mathematics, Statistics, Trigonometry

Movement Science

Athletic Training, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Human Movement, Kinesiology, Locomotion Studies, Motor Control, Movement Science, Physical Therapy, Sensorimotor Development, Sports Medicine, Sports Sciences, Therapeutic Exercise

Other Course

Accounting, Acting, Acupuncture, Aerospace Studies, Agriculture, American Sign Language, Archeology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Banking, Basic Computer Skills/Computer Basics, Bible Literature, Business, Civil Engineering, Classics, Communications, Community Planning, Conservation, CPR, Criminology, Dance, Debate, Drama, Economics, Education, English as a Second Language, Ethics, Excel, Film/Media, Finance, Fire Aid/Firefighting, First Aid, Folklore, Food Management, Foreign Languages, Forensic Sciences, Geography, Government, Health Education, Health Science Administration, Health Services, Health Technology, Herbology, History, Honors Core, Horticulture, Humanities, Hygiene, Informatics, Information Technology, Internet, Journalism, Law, Law Enforcement, Library Science, Linguistics, Literature, Logic, Management, Marketing, Massage, Medical Terminology, Military Science, Music, Organizational Studies, Orientation, Other Health Prof, Paramedic, Philosophy, Phonetics, Physical Education, Poetry, Political Science, Public Administration, Public Affairs/Administration, Public Policy, Public Relations, Public Speaking, Range Management, Reading, Recreation, Rehabilitation, Religion, Science Reading/Writing, Special Topics, Sports Administration, Theater, Theater Literature, Theology, Typing, Urban Planning, Western Civilization, Word Processing

Other Science

Astronomy, Atmospheric Science, Audiology, Biobehavioral Health, Bioengineering, Bioethics, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Chinese Internal Medicine, Chiropractic Medicine, Clinical Sciences, Communication & Speech Disorders, Computer Programing, Computer Science, Dental Hygiene, Dentistry, Dietetics, Electronics, Emergency Med-Tech, Engineering, Environmental Science, Epidemiology, Ergonomics, Food Science, Forestry, Geology, Gynecology, Health, Health Science, Mechanics, Medical Ethics, Medical Technology, Medicine, Metabolism, Meteorology, Natural Resources, Nuclear, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Oceanography, Optics, Optometry, Oriental Medicine, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Phlebotomy, Physical Anthropology, Physical Geography, Physical Therapy Assistant, Physician Assistant, Podiatry, Psycopharmacology, Public Health, Radiology, Respiratory  Therapy, Sonography, Speech and Hearing Disorders, Speech and Hearing Science, Surgery Tech, Teaching Science, Veterinary, Wildlife


Biophysics, Electricity, Electricity & Light, Heat, Light, Magnetism, Mechanical Heat, Nuclear Physics, Physics, Thermodynamics


Abnormal Psychology, Adolescent Psychology, Biological Psychology, Brain and Behavior, Child Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Science, Death & Dying, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Gerontology/Aging, Growth & Development, Human Behavior, Human Development, Life Span Development, Neuropsychology, Psychobiology, Psychology, Social Psychology, Sports Psychology

Social/Behavioral Science

American Studies, Animal Behavior, Anthropology, Behavioral Sciences, Biological Anthropology, Community Health, Counseling, Criminal Justice, Cultural Geography, Cultural Studies, Environmental Health, Ethnic Studies, Family Studies, Gender Studies, Human Geography, Human Sexuality, Marriage/Family, Multicultural Studies, Personal Health, Queer Studies, Sexuality Studies, Social Ecology, Social Science, Social Sciences, Social Welfare, Social Work, Sociology, Women’s Studies