> UOG Events home page > UOG News & Announcements home page

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
BI124/124L Anatomy & Physiology I 4 credits*
BI125/125L Anatomy & Physiology II 4 credits*
CF230 or Nutrition & Health or  
CF231 Nutrition for Health Pro 3 credits
HS200 Health & Wellness 3 credits*
HS216 Intro to Public Health 3 credits
HS405/G Epidemiology 3 credits
HS416 Research in Nursing and Health Sciences 3 credits
HS498 Internship 6 credits

MA161a or higher

College Algebra & Trigonometry I 3 credits*
MA387 Statistics for Sciences 4 credits

NU112

Medical Terminology 2 credits
NU344 Aging: Myths & Realities 3 credits
 
Total: (27 program + 14) **
41 credits

*GE

** includes 19 upper division credits                 

 

Core Courses:

Course
Title
Credit Hours
BI124/124L Anatomy & Physiology I 4 credits*
BI125/125L Anatomy & Physiology II 4 credits*
CF230 or Nutrition & Health or  
CF231 Nutrition for Health Pro 3 credits
HS200 Health & Wellness 3 credits*
HS216 Intro to Public Health 3 credits
HS405/G Epidemiology 3 credits
HS416 Research in Nursing and Health Sciences 3 credits
HS498 Internship 6 credits

MA161a or higher

College Algebra & Trigonometry I 3 credits*
MA387 Statistics for Sciences 4 credits

NU112

Medical Terminology 2 credits
NU344 Aging: Myths & Realities 3 credits
 
Total: (27 program + 14) **
41 credits

*GE

** includes 19 upper division credits    

            

Concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy Requirements:

Course
TItle
Credit Hours
BI157/157L Prin. of Biology w/Lab I 4 credits
BI158/158L Prin. of Biology w/Lab II 4 credits
CH102/102L Gen Chemistry w/Lab I 4 credits
CH103/103L Gen Chemistry w/Lab II 4 credits
HS322 Kinesiology 3 credits
HS324 Exercise Physiology 3 credits
HS350 Test & Measurement in Exercise Science 3 credits
HS451 Research & Report Writing 3 credits
MA203 Calculus 5 credits
PH210 Intro to Physics Lab I 1 credit
PH251 University Physics I 4 credits
PH211 Intro to Physics Lab II 1 credit
PH252 University Physics II 4 credits
PY101 General Psychology 3 credits*
PY420 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits
  At least 6 credits of HS491 or upper division advisor approved BI/CH/PY/SO 6 credits
 
Total: (52 program + 3)**
55 credits

 *GE

 **includes 21 upper division credits)

 

Required GEs 55 credits
Core 27 credits
Concentration 52 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