Program Requirements

In the pre-professional phase of study, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 and a minimum science GPA of 2.8/4.0 with no individual science grade lower than 2.0.

Required pre-professional course work includes completion of the general education program and major requirements including 18 credit hours in a cognate discipline or minor of choice. In fulfilling the cognate requirement, students must take at least 2 courses at the 300 level or higher.

While completing the pre-professional phase of study, students must complete a minimum of 30 hours of observation per year in a physical therapy practice setting, e.g. hospital, outpatient clinic, school, long-term care, etc. Students may not repeat observation in the same or similar settings except by permission of their faculty advisor or the Director of Clinical Education (DCE). Students must complete and submit to their advisor the Documentation of Clinical Hours form at the conclusion of each experience.

Students will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Health Science at the completion of the first professional year.

Professional-phase students must maintain at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA, with no grade lower than 2.0. Any student whose professional-phase cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 is placed on academic probation. Students with deficient GPA's have two academic semesters to remediate their GPA to 3.0, and must retain it at that level through the remainder of the professional program, or be subject to dismissal from the program. 

A minimum final grade of 'C' (>73%) is required for all professional phase courses. A final course grade less than a 'C' (<73%) does not meet professional standards and will result in the student being removed from the professional phase of the program. Reentry to the program is possible only after successful completion of a remediation plan. A grade of 'C' (<73%) in any two courses will result in dismissal from the program without option for reentry.

Pre-Professional Phase:

BIO 111 General Biology I
BIO 111L General Biology I Laboratory
BIO 112 General Biology II
BIO 112L General Biology II Laboratory
BIO 222 Human Physiology
BIO 222L Human Physiology Laboratory
CHM 111 Principles of Chemistry I
CHM 112 Principles of Chemistry II
CHM 113 Introductory Laboratory I
CHM 114 Introductory Laboratory II
PHT 311 Fundamentals of Anatomy
PHY 103 General College Physics I
PHY 103L General College Physics I Lab
PHY 104 General College Physics II
PHY 104L General College Physics II Lab

One of:

MAS 170 Elementary Statistics
MAS 270 Intermediate Statistics
*PSY 212 Statistics & Data Analysis

* Co-requisite: PSY 212L Statistics & Data Analysis Lab

One of:

*PSY 111 General Psychology I
PSY 112 General Psychology II

* Co-requisite: PSY 111L General Psychology I Lab

One of:

SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 120 Introduction to Anthropology

Students who do not continue on to the professional phase must also complete the following to earn a Bachelor of Science with a major in Health Science:

PHT 412 Psyc/Soc Asp. Disease/Disabil.
SOC 324 Medical Sociology

Professional Phase:

PHT 412 Psyc/Soc Asp. Disease/Disabil.
PHT 502 Prof. Issues of PT Pract. I
PHT 504 Prof. Issues of PT Pract. II
PHT 511 Human Anatomy
PHT 514 Pathophysiology
PHT 516 Biomechanics and Kinesiology
PHT 518 Exercise Science
PHT 520 Motor Control
PHT 532 Clinical Examination
PHT 534 Cardiovascular-Pulmonary PT
PHT 542 Pharmacology in Rehabilitation
PHT 551 Found of Evid-Based Crit Inq.
PHT 716 Health Promotion-Self-Society
PHT 720 Neuroscience
PHT 726 Clinical Interventions I
PHT 728 Musculoskeletal I
PHT 730 Clinical Interventions II
PHT 732 Musculoskeletal II
PHT 734 Selected P.T. Practice Topics
PHT 736 Neuromuscular Phys. Therapy I
PHT 738 Geriatrics Physical Therapy
PHT 740 Prosthetics & Orthotics
PHT 752 Evidence in Practice
PHT 760 Clinical Education I
PHT 762 Clinical Education II
PHT 764 Clinical Education III
PHT 802 PT Administratn & Management
PHT 830 Neuromuscular PT II
PHT 832 Pediatric Physical Therapy
PHT 835 Patient Management Seminar
PHT 836 Differential Diagnosis
PHT 850 Critical Inquiry Capstone
PHT 860 Clinical Education IV

No minor is offered in health science.