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Bachelor of Science, Pre-Physical Therapy

Objective: To prepare the student for graduate studies in physical therapy or athletic training. The enrollments at the graduate schools are fixed, and students must compete for these positions.

Administrators:
Physical Therapy Emphasis: Chair, Biology Department
Athletic Training Emphasis: Chair, Kinesiology Department

Requirements: Completion of prescribed core plus requirements of one concentration
Physical Therapy Concentration (75 credits)
Athletic Training Concentration (75 credits)

Core Requirements:
BIOL2010. Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3); and,
BIOL2010L. Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (1)
BIOL2030. Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3); and,
BIOL2030L. Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory (1)
BIOL2220. General Biology I (3); and,
BIOL2220L. General Biology I Laboratory (1)
BIOL2230. General Biology II (3); and,
BIOL2230L. General Biology II Laboratory (1)
CHEM2210. General Chemistry I (3); and,
CHEM2210L. General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
CHEM2220. General Chemistry II (3); and,
CHEM2220L. General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
KINE/BIOL1960. Clinical Observation (1)
KINE2410. Introduction to Athletic Training and Physical Therapy with Laboratory (3)
MATH2240. Elementary Statistics (3)
BIOL4960. Internship in Physical Therapy (1-4) (4 required)
BIOL4970. Pre-Physical Therapy Capstone (1)
MATH1300. College Algebra (3)
SOGY3180. Race, Class, and Gender (3); or,
     SOGY3340. Sociology of the Family (3)
PSYC2100. Lifespan Development (3)
PSYC3455. Abnormal Psychology (3)

Complete one of the following sequences:
PHYS1110. College Physics I (3); and,
PHYS1110L. College Physics I Laboratory (1); and,
PHYS1120. College Physics II (3); and,
PHYS1120L. College Physics II Laboratory (1); or,

     PHYS2110. Physics for Science and Engineering I (3); and,
     PHYS2110L. Physics for Science and Engineering I Laboratory (1); and,
     PHYS2120. Physics for Science and Engineering II (3); and,
     PHYS2120L. Physics for Science and Engineering II Laboratory (1)

It is recommended that the students carefully review the admission requirements of the Physical Therapy graduate programs they intend to seek admission to before selecting these courses.

Physical Therapy Concentration

Choose 16 credits from the following groups of courses. At least three (3) credits from each group:

Group One
BIOL3420. General Microbiology (3); and,
BIOL3420L. General Microbiology Laboratory (1)
BIOL3360. Vertebrate Comparative Anatomy (3); and,
BIOL3360L. Vertebrate Comparative Anatomy Laboratory (1)
BIOL3500. Bioethics (2)
BIOL3510. Studies in Histology (1)
BIOL3540. Immunology (3)
BIOL3620. Vertebrate Physiology (3); and,
BIOL3620L. Vertebrate Physiology Laboratory (1)
BIOL3720. Genetics (3); and,
BIOL3720L. Genetics Laboratory (1)
BIOL3820. Pathophysiology (3)
BIOL3920. Cadaver Dissection I (1)
BIOL3930. Cadaver Dissection II (1)
CHEM3210. Organic Chemistry I (3); and,
CHEM3210L. Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
CHEM3220. Organic Chemistry II (3); and,
CHEM3220L. Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)

Group Two
KINE3440. Advanced Athletic Training (3)
KINE3600. Motor Development and Motor Learning (2)
KINE3640. Physiology of Exercise (3)
KINE3650. Biomechanics (3)
KINE4560. Administration and Supervision of HPERD (3)

Athletic Training Concentration

Choose 16 credits from the following groups of courses.

Group One: Choose eight (8) credits.
KINE2430. Health Issues in Today's Society (3)
KINE2730. Nutrition Across the Lifespan (2)
KINE2960. Field Experience in Kinesiology (1)
KINE3440. Advanced Athletic Training (3)
KINE3600. Motor Development and Motor Learning (2)
KINE3630. Corrective and Adaptive Physical Education (2)
KINE3650. Biomechanics (3)
KINE4950. Internship in Athletic Training (1)

Group Two: Choose eight (8) credits with a minimum of one lab.
BIOL3360. Vertebrate Comparative Anatomy (3); and,
BIOL3360L. Vertebrate Comparative Anatomy Laboratory (1)
BIOL3420. General Microbiology (3); and,
BIOL3420L. General Microbiology Laboratory (1)
BIOL3500. Bioethics (2)
BIOL3620. Vertebrate Physiology (3); and,
BIOL3620L. Vertebrate Physiology Laboratory (1)
CHEM3210. Organic Chemistry I (3); and,
CHEM3210L. Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
CHEM3220. Organic Chemistry II (3); and,
CHEM3220L. Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)