B.S. in Exercise Science - Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration

College of Health Sciences

The Pre-Physical Therapy concentration in Exercise Science is designed to prepare students for entrance into a school of physical therapy. Physical therapy programs accept a limited number of students and are highly competitive. Students are encouraged to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better in this concentration.

General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement 3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements9
Major Requirements
EXS 101Group Exercise Leadership2
EXS 102Fundamentals of Resistance Training Techniques2
EXS 180Lifetime Fitness Concepts3
EXS 223Kinetic Anatomy2
EXS 262Biomechanics3
EXL 262Biomechanics Lab1
EXS 370Motor Learning3
EXS 375Introduction to Sport Exercise & Performance Psychology3
EXS 380Exercise Physiology3
EXL 380Exercise Physiology Lab1
EXS 381Fitness Assessment - Exercise Prescription4
EXS 482Exercise Techniques and Physical Condition4
EXS 484Organization and Management of Adult Fitness Progs Clin/Sem3
EXS 486Exercise Prescription - Special Population3
EXS 489Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription4
EXS 490Internship I (internship under the direction of a licensed OT)3
Related/Cognate Requirements 1
BIO 110General Biology3
BIO 259Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 269Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHE 103General Chemistry I3
CRL 103Experimental General Chemistry I (LAB)1
CHE 104General Chemistry II3
CRL 104Experimental General Chemistry II (LAB)1
EXS 222Introduction to Medical Terminology and Drug Classifications2
NTD 303Introductory Principles Human Nutrition3
PHY 130General Physics I4
PHY 140General Physics II4
Select 3 credits3
Total Minimum Credits Required120

Some courses also may count toward general education, so credits may vary.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year OneCredits
BIO 110 General Biology 3
BIO 259 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
MAT 121 Introduction to Statistics I 3
PHY 130 General Physics I 4
EXS 101 Group Exercise Leadership 2
EXS 102 Fundamentals of Resistance Training Techniques 2
EXS 180 Lifetime Fitness Concepts 3
EXS 223 Kinetic Anatomy 2
Electives 7
Year Two
BIO 269 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PHY 140 General Physics II 4
NTD 303 Introductory Principles Human Nutrition 3
EXS 262
EXL 262
and Biomechanics Lab
EXS 370 Motor Learning 3
EXS 380
EXL 380
Exercise Physiology
and Exercise Physiology Lab
EXS 222 Introduction to Medical Terminology and Drug Classifications 2
Electives 6
Year Three
CHE 103
CRL 103
General Chemistry I
and Experimental General Chemistry I (LAB)
EXS 375 Introduction to Sport Exercise & Performance Psychology 3
EXS 381 Fitness Assessment - Exercise Prescription 4
EXS 482 Exercise Techniques and Physical Condition 4
EXS 484 Organization and Management of Adult Fitness Progs Clin/Sem 3
Electives 12
Year Four
CHE 104
CRL 104
General Chemistry II
and Experimental General Chemistry II (LAB)
EXS 486 Exercise Prescription - Special Population 3
EXS 489 Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription 4
EXS 490 Internship I 3
Electives 16
 Total Credits120

Students should preview potential graduate school websites.  Graduate programs will list required undergraduate prerequisite courses.  If the above list of courses does not include required prerequisites, then those courses may be taken at WCU as electives in the program.