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Option Pre-Therapy and Allied Health Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Kinesiology - College of Public Health and Human Sciences



This program is designed for students interested in pursuing admission to medical school or a professional program in the allied health professions, such as nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or physician assistant.

The Pre-Therapy and Allied Health option requires the completion of one of five professional tracks:

  1. Pre-Medicine
  2. Pre-Nursing
  3. Pre-Occupational Therapy
  4. Pre-Physical Therapy
  5. Pre-Physician Assistant


Pre-Therapy and Allied Health is an undergraduate option that may be added to the Kinesiology major once the following admission standards have been met: Students may apply for admission to the PTAH option after completion of 90 credits. Requirements for admission include:

  1. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 and,
  2. A grade of "C" or better and average GPA of 2.7 or higher in the anatomy and physiology series (BI 231–BI 233 and BI 241–BI 243; or BI 331–BI 333 and BI 341–BI 343; Z 331–Z 333 and Z 341–Z 343) The "Z" courses have terminated but will still be accepted if they were taken.

Pre-Therapy and Allied Health Option Required Courses (28–33)

KIN 132. Introduction to the Allied Health Professions (1)
   or BI 109. Health Professions: Medical (1) [for Pre-Med]
KIN 325. Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription (2)
KIN 343. Pre-Therapy/Allied Health Seminar (1)
PHAR 210. Terminology of the Health Sciences (2)
PSY 201, PSY 202. *General Psychology (3,3)
SOC 204. *Introduction to Sociology (3)
ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
   or ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)

Choose four of the following KIN supporting courses:
KIN 394. Professional Activities: Resistance Training Program Design (2)
KIN 395. Professional Activities: Group Fitness (2)
KIN 396. Professional Activities: Aquatics (2)
KIN 423. Qualitative Movement Analysis (3)
KIN 425. Anatomical Kinesiology (4)
KIN 434. Applied Muscle Physiology (3)
KIN 437. Physical Activity, Aging, and Chronic Disease (4)
KIN 444. Advance Adapted Physical Activity (3)
KIN 483. Tissue Injury and Repair (3)

Note: 300- and 400-level KIN courses can count toward fulfilling the KIN Courses Beyond the Core requirements in the Kinesiology major.

Additional required science and social science courses for the following pre-professional tracks are listed below:

  1. Pre-Medicine
  2. Pre-Nursing
  3. Pre-Occupational Therapy
  4. Pre-Physical Therapy
  5. Pre-Physician Assistant.

1. Pre-Medicine Science and Social Science Courses (55)

BB 314/BI 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4) [BI 314 terminated summer 2017]
BB 450. General Biochemistry (4)
BB 451. General Biochemistry (3)
BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4)
CH 337. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (4)
MB 302. General Microbiology (3)
MB 303. General Microbiology Laboratory (2)
PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)

Recommended, not required: MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)

2. Pre-Nursing Science and Social Science Courses (26)

H 225. *Social and Individual Health Determinants (4)
H 312. *HIV/AIDS and STIs in Modern Society (3)
H 320. Introduction to Human Disease (3)
MB 230. *Introductory Microbiology (4)
PHL 205. *Ethics (4)
PHL/REL 444. *Biomedical Ethics (4)

Choose one of the following psychology courses:
PSY 330. Brain and Behavior (4)
PSY 350. Human Lifespan Development (4)
PSY 381. Abnormal Psychology (4)

3. Pre-Occupational Therapy Science and Social Science Courses (49–50)

BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
   or BI 101, BI 102, BI 103. *General Biology (4,4,4)
KIN 344. Pre-Therapy/Allied Health Practicum (2)
KIN 380. Therapeutic Modalities (4)
KIN 385. Therapeutic Exercise (4)
PH 201, PH 202. *General Physics (5,5)
Applied Art Courses (take 6 credits) (6)

Choose one of the following medical/health related courses:
H 225. *Social and Individual Health Determinants (4)
H 312. *HIV/AIDS and STIs in Modern Society (3)
H 320. Introduction to Human Disease (3)
PHL/REL 444. *Biomedical Ethics (4)

Choose two of the following psychology courses:
PSY 330. Brain and Behavior (4)
PSY 350. Human Lifespan Development (4)
PSY 381. Abnormal Psychology (4)

4. Pre-Physical Therapy Science and Social Science Courses (48–49)

BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
KIN 344. Pre-Therapy/Allied Health Practicum (2)
KIN 380. Therapeutic Modalities (4)
KIN 385. Therapeutic Exercise (4)
PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)

Choose one of the following medical/health related courses:
H 225. *Social and Individual Health Determinants (4)
H 312. *HIV/AIDS and STIs in Modern Society (3)
H 320. Introduction to Human Disease (3)
PHL/REL 444. *Biomedical Ethics (4)

Choose two of the following psychology courses:
PSY 330. Brain and Behavior (4)
PSY 350. Human Lifespan Development (4)
PSY 381. Abnormal Psychology (4)

5. Pre-Physician Assistant Science and Social Science Courses (50–51)

BB 314/BI 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4) [BI 314 terminated summer 2017]
BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4)
CH 337. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (4)
MB 230. *Introductory Microbiology (4)
PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)

Choose one of the following medical/health related courses:
H 225. *Social and Individual Health Determinants (4)
H 312. *HIV/AIDS and STIs in Modern Society (3)
H 320. Introduction to Human Disease (3)
PHL/REL 444. *Biomedical Ethics (4)

All required courses in the Pre-Therapy and Allied Health option must be taken in the normal grading basis, A–F.

Minimum Grade Policy: A grade of C– or better is required in all courses fulfilling the Kinesiology major and PTAH option requirements.

PTAH Option Suggested Electives for All Tracks:

ANTH 483. Advanced Medical Anthropology (4)
BB 350. Elementary Biochemistry (4)
BI 311. Genetics (4)
CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4)
CH 337. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (4)
H 210. *Introduction to the Health Care System (3)
H 225. *Social and Individual Health Determinants (4)
H 250. Introduction to Health Care Management (3)
H 312. *HIV/AIDS and STIs in Modern Society (3)
H 320. Introduction to Human Disease (3)
MB 230. *Introductory Microbiology (4)
NUTR 312. *Issues in Nutrition and Health (3)
PHL 205. *Ethics (4)
PHL/REL 444. *Biomedical Ethics (4)
PSY 330. Brain and Behavior (4)
PSY 350. Human Lifespan Development (4)
PSY 381. Abnormal Psychology (4)
PSY 432. Physiological Psychology (4)
PSY 442. Perception (4)
SOC 205. *Institutions and Social Change (3)
SOC 340. Deviant Behavior and Social Control (4)


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
 


Option Code: 732




 
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