Bachelors (BS) in Allied Health

Allied health offers a 52-semester-hour interdisciplinary course of study, designed to prepare students for work in the field of physical therapy. The major includes strong emphasis on the biology and health and human performance fields. Students are required to obtain a minimum grade of C- in all courses taken for the major.

Each of the elective courses listed below are entrance requirements for some physical therapy programs. The 15-hour requirement allows the student to tailor his or her course package to fit a specific physical therapy graduate program(s).

Special General Education Requirements

Students are recommended to select the general education options listed below. These courses are required by most physical therapy graduate programs:

COMM 100 Introduction to Communication

PSYC 150 General Psychology 3

Major Requirements

Core Requirements (37 hours)
BIOL 331 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 332 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
CHEM 211 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 212 General Chemistry II 4
PHYS 201 General Physics I 4
PHYS 202 General Physics II 4
MATH 240 Statistical Procedures 3
HHPE 394 Kinesiology 3
PSYC 420 Abnormal Psychology 3

Students must choose one of the following courses:
BIOL 475 Field Experience 4
HHPE 475 Fitness Management Field Experience 4
Required Electives (15 hours)
Students must choose at least 15 semester hours from the following courses:
BIOL 211 General Biology I 4
BIOL 212 General Biology II 4
BIOL 322 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 4
BIOL 350 Genetics 4
BIOL 370 Microbiology 4
BIOL 420 Cell Biology 4
CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 332 Organic Chemistry II 4
CHEM 341 Biochemistry I 4
CHEM 342 Biochemistry II 4
HHPE 390 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
HHPE 401 Physical Exam of the Lower Extremities in Athletic Training 3
HHPE 402 Physical Exam of the Spine and Upper Extremities in Athletic Training 3
HHPE 430 Exercise Physiology 3
HHPE 470 Motor Development and Motor-Skill Learning 3
MATH 201 Calculus I 4
PSYC 310 Lifespan Human Development 3
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