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Health Sciences (B.S.) - Pre-Physical Therapy Option

Administered by Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences

Effective Spring 2014

Pre-Physical Therapy

Physical therapists examine, diagnose, and treat patients that have a variety of musculoskeletal, cardiac, neurological, and pulmonary problems. They carry out programs to help increase a patient's strength and flexibility, to relieve pain, and to help limit permanent physical disabilities. Most physical therapy degree programs are now at the doctoral level.

It is strongly recommended that pre-physical therapy students complete the B.S. degree in Health Sciences as this program of study fulfills the requirements for doctoral degree physical therapy schools. Students are encouraged to work closely with their advisor to ensure an efficient plan of study.

General Option

Health Science Core Requirements:

BIOLOGY.114 Concepts in Biology I

BIOLOGY.173 Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOLOGY.174 Anatomy and Physiology II

BIOLOGY.208 Medical Terminology

BIOLOGY.242 Microbiology

BIOLOGY.271 Cell Biology

BIOLOGY.233 Human Genetics or BIOLOGY.333 Molecular Biology

Related Core Requirements:

CHEM.115 Chemistry for the Sciences I

CHEM.116 Chemistry for the Sciences II

MATH.141 Introduction to Statistics

PHYSICS.111 Intro Physics I and

PHYSICS.112 Intro Physics II

Other Requirements:

BIOLOGY.205 Nutrition

BIOLOGY.474 Human Physiology or BIOLOGY.480 Comp. Animal Phys.

BIOLOGY.479 Integrated Physiology Lab

BIOLOGY.481 Senior Bio Seminar

MATH.116 Math for Health Sciences (MATH.113 or MATH.123 can be substituted)

Health Science Electives (15 credits):

BIOLOGY.332 Genetics

BIOLOGY.333 Molecular Biology*

BIOLOGY.342 Medical Microbiology

BIOLOGY.343 Immunology

BIOLOGY.361 Comp. Vert. Anatomy

BIOLOGY.364 Vertebrate Histology

BIOLOGY.411 Radiation Biology

BIOLOGY.431 Developmental Biology

BIOLOGY.442 Virology

BIOLOGY.445 Intro Pharmacology

BIOLOGY.470 Parasitology

BIOLOGY.472 Animal Cell Physiology

BIOLOGY.474 Human Physiology*

BIOLOGY.476 Neurophysiology

BIOLOGY.480 Comp. Animal Phys.*

BIOLOGY.489 Curr. Topics Bio. (Health)

BIOLOGY.490 Internship in Bio. (Health)

*if these are used above as "requirements" they cannot be used as electives