This emphasis contains basic pre-professional preparation for graduate work at institutions with the master’s and doctoral physical therapy or occupational therapy programs required for a career in this field. 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.
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|