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2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Human Movement Science: Pre-Physical Therapy - BS


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Department of Kinesiology and Health Science

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  • For more information about Human Movement Science, see the department website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is MATH 1100  or MATH 1210  

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 3.0 minimum overall GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

BIOL 1610: Biology I  with BIOL 1615: Biology I Laboratory   or another Biology Professional Development course 3 /1     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)    3    
ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3   or BIOL 1610  or another BIOL Prof Development course MATH 1100: Calculus Techniques (QL)  or MATH 1210: Calculus I (QL)  (if MATH 1060 is already taken) 3  or 4    
MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)  (or equivalent) or MATH 1060: Trigonometry   4  or 2     PSY 1010: General Psychology (BSS)   3    
PEP 2020: Introduction to Physical Therapy   2   see Math Placement      3  
   3   Elective Course (or BIOL 1620: Biology II (BLS) ) 3-4  
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHEM 1210: Principles of Chemistry I  with CHEM 1215: Chemical Principles Laboratory I  

 
 4  with 1   Enroll in 5 credits total BIOL 2320: Human Anatomy   4    
PSY 2100: Developmental Psychology: Adolescence  or PSY 3210: Abnormal Psychology (DSS)    3  or 3      PEP 3000: Dynamic Fitness   3    
STAT 2000: Statistical Methods (QI)  or STAT 2300: Business Statistics (QL)  or STAT 3000: Statistics for Scientists (QI)   4  or 4  or 3     CHEM 1220: Principles of Chemistry II (BPS)  with CHEM 1225: Chemical Principles Laboratory II   4  with 1     Enroll in 5 credits total
Elective Course 4      3  
      Elecive Course 1  
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

BIOL 2420: Human Physiology   4    

PHYS 2120: General Physics - Life Sciences II (BPS) 

 
 4    

PHYS 2110: General Physics - Life Sciences I 

 

4  

  PEP 3100: Athletic Injuries   3    
PEP 4250: Advanced Cooperative Work Experience   1-10   Enroll in 3 credits PEP 3250: Anatomical Kinesiology   3    
   3   PEP 4400: Evaluation in Physical Education (QI)   3    
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

PEP 4100: Exercise Physiology   4     PEP 5100: Fitness Assessment and Exercise Programs   4    
PEP 4200: Biomechanics (QI)   4        3  
   3   Upper Division Elective Course 3  
Elective Course (Breadth Life Science (BLS)  if not already taken) 4   Elective Course (Depth Social Sciences (DSS)  if not already taken) 3-4  
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III. Professional Development (30-32 credits)


Biology (must complete at least 4 credits, including lab)


It is the student's responsibility to determine which biology courses are required for the particular graduate schools they are interested in attending.

Mathematics (3-4 credits)


MATH 1100  is generally required for physical therapy school. Students who are interested in medical school should take MATH 1060  together with MATH 1210 . Please note that AP Calculus credit is generally not acceptable for physical therapy school and medical school.

Statistics (3-4 credits)


Advanced Placement Statistics is generally not acceptable for physical therapy school or medical school. If you have AP Statistics credit please consult with your advisor.

Graduation Requirements


Requirements for graduation include:  3.0 GPA, 120 total credits, including 40 upper division credits.

NOTE:  It is the student's responsibility to check with physical therapy schools concerning courses required for admission.  Completion of Utah State University's Department of KHS Pre-Physical Therapy emphasis will not guarantee admission into physical therapy school.

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