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PTCAS Course Subjects

Overview

When completing the Transcript Entry section, you select your course subjects from a standardized list that was created in conjunction with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). These course subjects fall into categories that PTCAS uses to help calculate several GPAsAll course subjects are included in an overall GPA calculation, including course subjects not listed here.

If you're not sure which course subject to choose based on your course's title, default to the department the course is offered through. During verification, our team will update any course subjects that were incorrectly listed.

If you disagree with a course subject selected during verification, refer to Disputing and Correcting Course Subjects and GPAs for information on how to dispute a course subject decision. You can only dispute the subject assigned to your course; you cannot dispute the GPA that subject factors into. 

PTCAS Course Subject List

Note: to quickly locate a course subject, use CTRL+F on a PC or Command+F on a Mac.

Subject GPA Category

Course Subject

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Anatomy & Physiology

Biology 

  • 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

Chemistry

  • 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

Mathematics

  • 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
  • French
  • Geography
  • Government
  • Health Education
  • Health Science Administration
  • Health Services
  • Health Technology 
  • Herbology
  • History
  • Honors Core
  • Horticulture,
  • Humanities
  • Hygiene
  • Informatics
  • Information Technology
  • Intellectual Heritage
  • Internet
  • Journalism
  • Law
  •  Law Enforcement
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Logic
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Massage
  • Medical Terminology
  • Military Science
  • Mosaic
  • 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
  • Spanish
  • 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
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Radiology
  • Respiratory  Therapy
  • Sonography
  • Speech and Hearing Disorders
  • Speech and Hearing Science
  • Surgery Tech
  • Teaching Science
  • Veterinary
  • Wildlife

Physics

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

Psychology

  • 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 Sciences
  • Social Welfare
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Women’s Studies

 

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