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Health Science ( Pre-Physical Therapy )

Health Science ( Pre-Physical Therapy )

The concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy provides students with preparation for competitive entry into off-island programs leading to a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). This option places a strong emphasis on physical and biological sciences, as well as application knowledge. A six-credit internship is required, which consists of 300 hours of service in a selected setting such as a hospital, an extended care facility, or a private clinic in which the student has an opportunity to use skills and knowledge under the supervision of a physical therapist. Students should recognize that this program does not automatically lead to entry into a Physical Therapy program at the doctoral level.

Entry into these programs is competitively based upon experience and grades. The requirements for this concentration are based on the recommendations of the American Physical Therapy Association.

 

Core Courses:

Course
Title
Credit Hours
BI124/124LAnatomy & Physiology I4 credits*
BI125/125LAnatomy & Physiology II4 credits*
CF230 orNutrition & Health or 
CF231Nutrition for Health Pro3 credits
HS200Health & Wellness3 credits*
HS216Intro to Public Health3 credits
HS405/GEpidemiology3 credits
HS416Research in Nursing and Health Sciences3 credits
HS498Internship6 credits

MA161a or higher

College Algebra & Trigonometry I3 credits*
MA387Statistics for Sciences4 credits

NU112

Medical Terminology2 credits
NU344Aging: Myths & Realities3 credits
 
Total: (27 program + 14) **
41 credits

*GE

** includes 19 upper division credits

 

                 

 

 

Core Courses:

Course
Title
Credit Hours
BI124/124LAnatomy & Physiology I4 credits*
BI125/125LAnatomy & Physiology II4 credits*
CF230 orNutrition & Health or 
CF231Nutrition for Health Pro3 credits
HS200Health & Wellness3 credits*
HS216Intro to Public Health3 credits
HS405/GEpidemiology3 credits
HS416Research in Nursing and Health Sciences3 credits
HS498Internship6 credits

MA161a or higher

College Algebra & Trigonometry I3 credits*
MA387Statistics for Sciences4 credits

NU112

Medical Terminology2 credits
NU344Aging: Myths & Realities3 credits
 
Total: (27 program + 14) **
41 credits

*GE

** includes 19 upper division credits    

            

Concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy Requirements:

Course
TItle
Credit Hours
BI157/157LPrin. of Biology w/Lab I4 credits
BI158/158LPrin. of Biology w/Lab II4 credits
CH102/102LGen Chemistry w/Lab I4 credits
CH103/103LGen Chemistry w/Lab II4 credits
HS322Kinesiology3 credits
HS324Exercise Physiology3 credits
HS350Test & Measurement in Exercise Science3 credits
HS451Research & Report Writing3 credits
MA203Calculus5 credits
PH210Intro to Physics Lab I1 credit
PH251University Physics I4 credits
PH211Intro to Physics Lab II1 credit
PH252University Physics II4 credits
PY101General Psychology3 credits*
PY420Abnormal Psychology3 credits
 At least 6 credits of HS491 or upper division advisor approved BI/CH/PY/SO6 credits
 
Total: (52 program + 3)**
55 credits

 *GE

 **includes 21 upper division credits)

 

Required GEs55 credits
Core27 credits
Concentration52 credits
Grand Total Credits
134 credits

 

What careers are available to someone with a degree in Health Science (Pre-Physical Therapy)?

  1. Athletic Trainers
  2. Coaches and Scouts
  3. Massage Therapists
  4. Occupational Therapists
  5. Physical Therapist Assistants
  6. Physical Therapists
  7. Podiatrists
  8. Recreational Therapists
  9. Surgeons

Health Science ( Pre-Physical Therapy ) is a Undergraduate Degrees program in the School of Nursing & Health Sciences