Exercise Science - BS Pre-Physical Therapy

Undergraduate Program Advisor

Background

The Milken Institute School of Public Health first offered the BS Exercise Science fall semester 1997.  Milken Institute School of Public Health was established in July 1997, bringing together three long-standing University programs, and is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). 

Careers

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science prepares students for professional careers in the field and for entrance into professional graduate programs:

  • Health Promotion
  • Medicine (Physician Assistant, Nursing, Physician)
  • Physical Therapy
  • Corporate Fitness and Wellness Programs
  • Personal Training
  • Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Sport Psychology
  • Other health professions

University General Education Course Requirements

GER Requirement Explanation Credits

University Writing

  • UW 1020 University Writing or HONR 1015

4

WID

  • Two Writing in the Discipline (WID) courses; these may also be counted in another category

6

Humanities

  • One course in Humanities  

3

Mathematics or Statistics*

  • One course in either math or statistics

3

Science*

  • One natural or physical science course with laboratory experience

4

Social Science*

  • Two courses in the social sciences

6

TOTAL GER

26

* Counts for GER AND meets core Exercise Science requirement

 

Course Requirements

BS degree is 124 credits. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in the Exercise Science core is required for graduation.Students must earn a grade of C- or better in all core exercise science required courses.

The program guide for this program can be found here:  BS, Exercise Science, Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration 2016-2017

EXERCISE SCIENCE CORE COURSES- all concentrations- 40 credits  
EXNS 1103  Professional Foundations in Exercise Science   3
EXNS 1110 Applied Anatomy Physiology I–II    4
EXNS 1111 Applied Anatomy Physiology I–II    4
EXNS 2111 Exercise Physiology I    4
EXNS 2112 Exercise Physiology II      4
EXNS 2113 Kinesiology      4
EXNS 2116 Exercise and Health Psychology   3
EXNS 2119 Introduction to Nutrition Sciences      3
EXNS 3110 Field Experience -EXNS   4
EXNS 4110 Current Issues in Exercise Science      3

PUBH 1101 -or- 

PUBH 1102

Introduction to Public Health     -or-

History of Public Health   

3
PSYC 1001 General Psychology   3
*BISC 1111  Introduction to Biology: Cells & Molecules- Also meets GER Science Requirement 4

*STAT 1051, 1053 or 1127  

Statistitics Requirement also fulfills GER Statistics Requirement  

*COMM 1040 or 1041

Communications Requirement also fulfills Social Science & Oral Communication GER Requirement   
*ANTH 1002, 1003, 1004 Anthropology Requirement also fulfills Social Science & Global/Cross Cultureal Perspective GER Requirement  

* Counts for GER AND meets core Exercise Science requirement.

 

ELECTIVES

14 credits of Guided Electives planned with academic advisor- See Guided Elective list 
18 credits of General Electives- to be taken at student's discretion
PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (26 credits)  
BISC 1112 Introduction to Biology: The Biology of Organisms 4
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II 4
MATH 1220  Calculus or Pre-Calculus 1 of higher level of math 3
PHYS 1011 General Physics I 4
PHYS 1012 General Physics II 4

PSYC 2011 or 

        PSYC 2013

Abnormal Psychology or

Developmental Psychology

3

 

Guided Electives

Guided Electives Planned with Advisor (Choose required # of Degree/Concentration)

BIOC 3261

Intro Medical Biochemistry

4

 

EXNS 2117 or 2117W

Sport Psychology

3

BIOC 3560

Diet, Health, & Longevity

3

 

EXNS 2110

Injury Prevention and Control

3

 

 

 

 

EXNS 2121

Orthopedic Taping & Bracing

1

BISC 1112

Intro Biology: The Biology of Organisms

4

 

EXNS 2122

Food Systems in Public Health

3

BISC 2202

Cell Biology

3

 

EXNS 3101

Independent Study

3

BISC 2207

Genetics

3

 

EXNS 3102

Applied Sport Psychology

3

BISC 2213

Biology of Cancer

3

 

EXNS 3117

Injury Assessment

4

BISC 2214

Developmental Biology

4

 

EXNS 3118

Therapeutic Modalities in Sports Med.

4

BISC 2220

Developmental Neurobiology

3

 

EXNS 3119

Therapeutic Exercise in Sports Medicine

4

BISC 2320

Neural Circuits & Behavior

3

 

EXNS 3121

Medical Issues in Sports Medicine

3

BISC 2322

Human Physiology

3

 

EXNS 3123W

Psychology of Injury and Performance

3

 

 

 

 

HLWL 1101

Special Topics

1-3

BISC 2337 Or
BISC 2337W

Introductory Microbiology

4

 

HLWL 1102

Stress Management

3

BISC 2581

Human Gross Anatomy

3

 

HLWL 1103

Issues in Men’s Health

3

BISC 3165

Biochemistry I

3

 

HLWL 1104

Outdoor & Environmental Education

3

BISC 3166

Biochemistry II

3

 

HLWL 1105

Yoga & the Meaning of Life

3

BISC 3209

Molecular Biology

4

 

HLWL 1106

Drug Awareness

3

BISC 3262

Biochemistry Lab

2

 

HLWL 1108 or
HLWL 1108W

Weight & Society

3

BISC 3263 or
BISC 3263W

Special Topics in Biochemistry

2

 

HLWL 1109

Human Sexuality

3

BISC 3320

Human Neurobiology

3

 

HLWL 1110

Issues in Alternative Medicine

3

CHEM 1111

General Chemistry I

4

 

HLWL 1111

Sports & the Law

3

CHEM 1112

General Chemistry II

4

 

HLWL 1112

Issues in Women’s Health

3

CHEM 2151

Organic Chemistry I

3

 

HLWL 1114

Personal Health & Wellness

3

CHEM 2153

Organic Chemistry I Lab

1

 

HLWL 1117

Functional Fitness

3

CHEM 2152

Organic Chemistry II

3

 

HSCI 2112

Writing in the Health Sciences

3

CHEM 2154

Organic Chemistry II Lab

1

 

HSCI 2102

Pathophysiology

3

CHEM 3165

Biochemistry I

3

 

PHYS 1011

General Physics I

4

CHEM 3262

Biochemistry Lab

2

 

PHYS 1012

General Physics II

4

CHEM 3166 or
CHEM 3166W

Biochemistry II

3

 

PSYC 2011 or
PSYC 2011W*G

Abnormal Psychology

3

EHS 1002

CPR & First Aid

1

 

PSYC 2013*G

Developmental Psychology

3

EHS 1040

EMT Basic

3

 

PSYC 2014*G

Cognitive Psychology

3

EHS 1041

EMT Basic Lab

1

 

PSYC 2015*G

Biological Psychology

3

EHS 1058

EMT Instructor Development

2

 

PUBH 1101

Introduction to Public Health and Health Services

3

EHS 2108

Emergency Medical Clinical Scribe

3

 

PUBH 1102

History of Public Health

3

EXNS 1112

Current Issues in Coaching

3

 

PUBH 2110

Public Health Biology

3

EXNS 1114

Community Nutrition

3

 

PUBH 2113

Impact of Culture upon Health

3

EXNS 1117

Principles of Coaching (2 different courses)

3

 

PUBH 2117

Service Learning in Public Health

3

EXNS 1118

Sports Nutrition

3

 

PUBH 3137

Global Public Health Nutrition

3

EXNS 1119W

Children & Sport

3

 

PUBH 3151

Current Issues in Bioethics

3

EXNS 1199

Topics In EXNS

3

 

 

 

 

 

Past Program Guides

This is the current program guide for this program. Students should follow the course requirements from the year in which they entered the program. 

Past Guides:
BS Exercise Science: Pre-Physical Therapy 2016-2017
 
Guides that are not available online can be accquired from the Program Director of Academic Affairs Program Coordinator.