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
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
Note: Some courses also may count toward general education courses so semester hours can vary.
Electives
Select 3 semester hours3
Total Minimum Credits Required120

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; courses offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Year One
Credits
BIO 110General Biology3
BIO 259Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
MAT 121Introduction to Statistics I3
PHY 130General Physics I4
EXS 101Group Exercise Leadership2
EXS 102Fundamentals of Resistance Training Techniques2
EXS 180Lifetime Fitness Concepts3
EXS 223Kinetic Anatomy2
Electives7
 Credits30
Year Two
BIO 269Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
PHY 140General Physics II4
NTD 303Introductory Principles Human Nutrition3
EXS 262
EXL 262
Biomechanics4
EXS 370Motor Learning3
EXS 380
EXL 380
Exercise Physiology4
EXS 222Introduction to Medical Terminology and Drug Classifications2
Electives6
 Credits30
Year Three
CHE 103
CRL 103
General Chemistry I4
EXS 375Introduction to Sport Exercise Performance Psychology3
EXS 381Fitness Assessment - Exercise Prescription4
EXS 482Exercise Techniques and Physical Condition4
EXS 484Organization and Management of Adult Fitness Progs Clin/Sem3
Electives12
 Credits30
Year Four
CHE 104
CRL 104
General Chemistry II4
EXS 486Exercise Prescription - Special Population3
EXS 489Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription4
EXS 490Internship I3
Electives16
 Credits30

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.