The pre-physical therapy/occupational therapy emphasis contains basic pre-professional preparation for graduate work at institutions with physical therapy or occupational therapy programs. Completion of a graduate programs leads to licensure in physical therapy or occupational therapy.
- You will learn about humans from several unique perspectives (i.e. physiological, biomechanical, motor behavioral) with an underlying theme of fitness and its benefits.
- You will gain a foundation for pursuing professional careers in physical or occupational therapy.
- Courses specifically address your career goals for a master's or doctoral degree.
This major provides the basic pre-professional preparation for obtaining the master's or doctoral degree required to practice in the field of physical therapy or occupational therapy. Potential career paths include home health care services, nursing care facilities, offices of physicians or related medical fields, and medical or surgical hospitals.
General Education Prerequisites
|BIOL-100 & 100L|
or BIOL-111 & 111L
|Principles of Biology|
General Biology: Cells and Physiology
|CHEM-103 & 103L||General Chemistry I||4|
Required Courses (61-63 Units)
Core Courses (45 Units)
|BIOL-331 & 331L||Human Anatomy||4|
|BIOL-332 & 332L||Human Physiology||4|
|COM-343||Writing in the Natural Sciences||3|
|KIN-251||Foundations in Kinesiology||3|
|KIN-275||Sport First Aid||3|
|KIN-331 & 331L||Fundamentals of Motor Behavior||4|
|KIN-368||Analysis of Aquatics||1|
|KIN-369||Analysis of Fitness Activities||1|
|KIN-390||Internship in Kinesiology||3|
|KIN-401 & 401L||Biomechanics||4|
|KIN-406 & 406L||Physiology of Exercise I||4|
|KIN-481||Research in Kinesiology||2|
|MATH-311||Statistics for the Natural Sciences||3|
|PHYS-120 & 120L||General Physics I||4|
Emphasis Courses (16-18 Units)
Select courses with advisor approval from the following list (other courses not listed are possibilities with approval):
|BIOL-121 & 121L||General Biology: Diversity and Ecology||4|
|BIOL-340 & 340L||Microbiology||4|
|CHEM-104 & 104L||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM-310||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM-311||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM-312L||Organic Chemistry Laboratory I||2|
|KIN-395||Sport and Exercise Psychology||3|
|KIN-441 & 441L||Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription||3|
|KIN-451 & 451L||Exercise Programming for Fitness and Performance||3|
|PHYS-121 & 121L||General Physics II||4|