Physical Therapy Option, Liberal Arts A.A.


Do you have a passion for physical therapy?

When you exercise or lift weights, are you aware of your form and how to correctly move your body to avoid injury? Do you like training with others and helping them work out? Are you interested in the anatomy and physiology of the human body? If any of these are true about you, consider a career as a physical therapist.

As a physical therapist, you will work with doctors to help their patients rehabilitate after illness or injury. You can get a job in a doctor’s office or clinic, a hospital or a rehabilitation center, move anywhere you want to in the country, and not have to worry about job security. Physical therapists are needed everywhere.

With the Baby Boomer population getting older, demand for physical therapy jobs is increasing much faster than average. The number of physical therapist jobs is expected to grow by 34% through 2024.

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Contact the Advisor

Greg Robinson, Associate Professor
Program Advisor
850-769-1551, extension 2853

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Who is eligible for the physical therapy Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

 How do I apply to the physical therapy Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.


Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

2022-2023 Catalog Requirements

Communications Area  CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
+*ENC1102, English II
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area
+*MAC1114, Trigonometry 3
•+*STA2023, Statistics 3
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science •+*CHM1045, General Chemistry 3
Biological Science •+*BSC2010, Biology for Science Majors I 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences See General Education Requirement 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
BSC2010L, Biology for Science Maj. I Lab 1
+*BSC2011, Biology for Science Majors II 3
BSC2011L, Biology for Science Maj. II Lab 1
CHM1045L, General Chemistry Lab 1
+*CHM1046, Chemistry with Qual. Analysis 3
CHM1046L, Chemistry with Qual. Anal. Lab 1
•+*PHY2053, College Physics I 3
+PHY2053L, College Physics I Lab 1
+*PHY2054, College Physics II 3
PHY2054L, College Physics II Lab 1
DEP2004, Developmental Psychology 3
Approved Anatomy and Physiology 2
Elective 1



• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Department Chair

Fledia Ellis
Chair, Natural Sciences