NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

To: Wayne State University - Main Campus

Program: Physical Therapy

Admission to the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) professional program occurs on an annual basis with Physical Therapy courses beginning in the Fall Term. There are a limited number of spaces in the Physical Therapy program and admission is competitive. Completion of the admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

Application Requirements

A Bachelor's degree is not required for enrollment in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. This is in keeping with the University mission to provide accessible and affordable quality graduate and professional education. However, all students admitted to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program must have a minimum of 90 credit hours reflecting both a depth and breadth of educational experiences.

  • The application deadline is October 15 of each year, opening July 1 for admission the following Fall Term. The link to WSU application instructions and prerequisite information is: cphs.wayne.edu/physical-therapy/dpt-admissions.php
  • *NOTE: Students who do not complete the MTA will have to complete the WSU General Education requirements.
  • Here is the contact information for questions: cphsinfo@wayne.edu, (313) 577-1716.

A maximum of 64 credits may be transferred from a community college towards a bachelor's degree at WSU.

Basic Requirements

If you are also completing a bachelors degree at WSU, completion of Basic Requirement courses at NMC will complete the MTA agreement for that bachelors degree. Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED'.

Required Prerequisite Classes are marked with an asterisk*

Academic Area




ENG 111*, 112

English Composition




Select 2 courses representing 2 departments from the Group 1 Humanities list


Natural Science


BIO  116*

Cell and Animal Biology


BIO 227*

Anatomy & Physiology I


BIO 228*

Anatomy & Physiology II


PHY 121* & PHY 122*

General Physics I and II


A BIO class at 3000 level is also required for students not completing a bachelor's degree.. See WSU program Web page.*


Choose one of the chemistry pairs listed below.


CHM 101* & CHM 201*

Introduction to Chemistry & Introduction to Organic Chemistry





CHM 150* & CHM 151*

General Chemistry I and II


Social Sciences


PSY 101*

Introduction to Psychology


Select 1 course from the Group 1 Social Science list, not PSY




MTH 121

College Algebra


MTH 122

Trigonometry (prerequisite for PHY 121 and PHY 122 or test out of MTH 122)


MTH 131*

Probability and Statistics


Additional Requirements
A minimum of 6 additional credits in upper division (3000 level+) courses concentrated in one area. See the WSU program webpage for details.*

Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Summer 2023