Dec 03, 2022
This area of study is designed for students interested in advanced degree programs in the allied health field: physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, chiropractic medicine, or other allied health disciplines. Program admission and progression requires a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and a grade of B or better in select classes. There are three required practicum experiences to assist in accumulating observational hours for graduate school applications.
This major fulfills the L area of the REAL Curriculum. Students will be required to apply knowledge from coursework into case studies to develop professional practice skills in the field of exercise science. Through field experiences, students apply skills to develop a professional identity. Students are required to take science and math courses that will fulfill a general studies minor for R. Students need majors and/or minors to fulfill the E and A areas to complete the REAL Curriculum requirements.
REAL Foundational Requirements
Foundational Writing (3 credits)
Foundational Math (3 credits)
REAL Cornerstone Requirements
Writing Intensive (WI) Courses (6 credits)
Writing Intensive courses are denoted below with a (WI). Two writing intensive courses are required to graduate, with at least one at the 300- or 400-level. The Allied Health Sciences major includes 3 credits of writing intensive courses.
General Education Requirements
General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Allied Health Sciences major includes 32-41 general education credits.
Major Requirements (86 credits)
Required Courses (41 credits)
Additional Requirements (32 credits)
Approved Menu (16 credits)
Students must select 16 hours from the following course menus based on career goals and graduate school prerequisites:
Suggested for Physical Therapy
Suggested for Occupational Therapy
Suggested for Athletic Training
Suggested for students in other pre-health disciplines
Additional Degree Requirements
A 3.0 cumulative, and in major, grade point average is required for some coursework, fieldwork, and graduation for this major.
Open Credit Hours (34 credits)
These credits can be used to fulfill additional courses, majors, minors, and/or REAL Curriculum requirements, including Foundational Writing and Foundational Math.
Total Credits Needed for Degree 120