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

College of Health Sciences
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Effective Writing I
Critical Writing and Research
Critical Writing: Approaches to Pop Culture
Critical Writing: Investigating Experience
Critical Writing: Multidisciplinary Imagination
Critical Writing: Entering Public Sphere
Critical Writing: Special Topics
Mathematics requirement 3
Introduction to Statistics I
Public Speaking requirement3
Public Speaking
Business and Professional Speech Communication
Science requirements6
See Related Requirements under your concentration to fulfill these credits.
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Sociology of the Family
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Writing Emphasis requirements9
Major Requirements 1
EXS 103Fundamentals of Group Exercise and Resistance Training3
EXS 180Lifetime Fitness Concepts3
EXS 270Motor Learning3
EXS 223Kinetic Anatomy2
EXS 280The Exercise Science Profession1
EXS 362Biomechanics3
EXL 362Biomechanics Laboratory1
EXS 375Sport and Exercise Psychology3
EXS 380Exercise Physiology3
EXL 380Exercise Physiology Lab1
EXS 381Fitness Assessment - Exercise Prescription3
EXL 381Fitness Assessment - Exercise Prescription Lab1
EXS 482Strength Training and Conditioning4
EXS 484Organization and Management of Adult Fitness Programs Clinic/Seminar3
EXS 486Exercise Prescription - Special Population3
EXS 489Clinical Exercise Testing and Interpretation3
EXL 489Clinical Exercise Testing and Interpretation Laboratory1
EXS 490Internship (internship under the direction of a licensed OT)3
Related/Cognate Requirements 1
BIO 259Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 269Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
NTD 303Introductory Principles Human Nutrition3
Concentration Requirements
Students must take the required courses in their concentration to reach the 120 credits required for graduation.3
Total Minimum Credits Required120

Pre-Physical Therapy

Students graduating in the pre-physical therapy concentration are prepared for entrance into a school of physical therapy. Physical therapy programs accept a limited number of students and are highly competitive - the student is encouraged to maintain a GPA of 3.5 or better while in this concentration.

Related Requirements 2
BIO 110General Biology3
CHE 103General Chemistry I3
CRL 103Experimental General Chemistry I (LAB)1
CHE 104General Chemistry II3
CRL 104Experimental General Chemistry II (LAB)1
PHY 130General Physics I4
PHY 140General Physics II4
EXS 222Introduction to Medical Terminology and Drug Classifications2
Student Electives2
Students must take electives to fulfill the 120 credit minimum.

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 362
EXL 362
and Biomechanics Laboratory
EXS 270 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 Sport and Exercise Psychology 3
EXS 381 Fitness Assessment - Exercise Prescription 3
EXS 482 Strength Training and Conditioning 4
EXS 484 Organization and Management of Adult Fitness Programs Clinic/Seminar 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 Interpretation 3
EXS 490 Internship 3
Electives 16
 Total Credits118

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.