Exercise Science to Doctor of Physical Therapy (3+3)

College

  • Center City Campus
  • East Falls Campus
  • College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Doctorate
  • Bachelor of Science

Program Length

6 years

Program Type

  • On Campus

Term Start

Fall

Contact

Name: Stephen Thomas, PhD, ATC
Positions:
  • Chair
  • Associate Professor
Position: Department of Exercise Science

4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

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Curriculum

This six year (3+3) accelerated early assurance program affords students the opportunity to complete undergraduate coursework in the natural and physical sciences, humanities, and social sciences to meet program prerequisites and general education hallmarks. These courses provide a solid foundation in critical thinking, communication, and writing. Students meeting all program prerequisites and academic standards will progress into the professional phase of the program. (Students who do not meet these requirements will be eligible to complete a four year BS degree in exercise science).      

Total for U1-U3: 105 credits
Total for Hallmarks: 40 credits

DEPT

CRS #

COURSE TITLE

CR

FYS

100

Pathways Seminar

1

AMST

114

Topics in American Studies

3

CHEM

103

Chemistry I Lecture

3

CHEM

103L

Chemistry I Lab

1

MATH

102 or 110

Quantitative Reasoning: Pre-calculus or higher

3

PSYCH

101

Introduction to Psychology

3

BIO

103

Biology I Lecture

3

BIO

103L

Biology I Lab

1

SEMESTER CREDITS

18

DEPT

CRS #

COURSE TITLE

CR

EXSC

110

Introduction to Exercise Science

1

WRIT

101/101G

Writing Seminar I: Written Communication

3

PSYCH

213

Developmental Psychology

3

CHEM

104

Chemistry II Lecture

3

CHEM

104L

Chemistry II Lab

1

BIO

104

Biology II Lecture

3

BIO

104L

Biology II Lab

1

XXXX

XXXX

Concentration Coursework

3

SEMESTER CREDITS

18

DEPT

CRS #

COURSE TITLE

CR

XXXX

XXXX

Concentration Coursework

3

GDIV

2XX

Global Diversity (Incl world languages)

3

PHYS

111

Physics I Lecture

3

PHYS

111L

Physics I Lab

1

STAT

220 or 301

Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences or Biostatistics

3

WRIT

201

Writing Seminar II: Multimedia Communication

3

SEMESTER CREDITS

16

DEPT

CRS #

COURSE TITLE

CR

XXXX

XXXX

Concentration Coursework

3

GCIT

2XX

Global Citizenship (Incl world languages)

3

ETHIC

2XX

Ethics

3

ADIV

2XX

American Diversity

3

PHYS

112

Physics II Lecture

3

PHYS

112L

Physics II Lab

1

EXSC

210

Developing the Interprofessional Team

1

SEMESTER CREDITS

17

DEPT

CRS #

COURSE TITLE

CR

ISEM

3XX

Integrative Seminar

3

BIO

201

Anatomy & Physiology I Lecture

3

BIO

201L

Anatomy & Physiology I Lab

1

CGIS

300

Contemporary Global Issues

3

EXSC

312

Physiological Theory of Health & Exercise

3

EXSC

311

Sports Nutrition

3

EXSC

313

Safety, First Aid & Injury Prevention

3

SEMESTER CREDITS

19

DEPT

CRS #

COURSE TITLE

CR

BIO

202

Anatomy & Physiology II Lecture

3

BIO

202L

Anatomy & Physiology II Lab

1

EXSC

3XX

Internship

3

XXXX

XXX

Concentration Coursework

3

EXSC

310

Exercise Physiology

3

PHIL

499

Philosophies of the Good Life

4

 

 

SEMESTER CREDITS

17

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS 

105

Year 4 - Undergraduate BS in Exercise Science

Students entering the professional phase of the AT, OT, or PT program will accrue an additional 40+ credits to meet BS degree requirements. Student progressing on to BS completion would complete the following: 

    Course Title Credits

EXSC

XXX

Biomechanics/Kinesiology

3

EXSC

XXX

Entrepreneurship & Leadership

3

EXSC

XXX

Elective

3

EXSC

XXX

Exercise Prescription

3

EXSC

XX

Fitness Assessment

3

SEMESTER CREDITS

15

    Course Title Credits
EXSC XXX Exercise for Special Populations 3
EXSC XXX Elective 3
EXSC XXX Elective 3
EXSC XXX Internship 6
Semester Credits 15
Total Credits 135

Year 4 - DPT

    Course Title Credits

PT

503

Human Anatomy

3

PT

504

Human Anatomy Laboratory

3

PT

527

Critical Inquiry I

3

PT

534

PT Issues: Intro to the Profession

1

PT

536

PT Issues: The Language of Practice

1

 

 

SEMESTER CREDITS

11

    Course Title Credits

PT

506

Biomechanics and Kinesiology  

4

PT

516

Neuroscience

3

PT

533

Introduction to Physical Therapy Examination

5

PT

538

PT Practice Issues:  Psychosocial Aspects of PT & PTs as Teachers and Learners

2

PT

539

PT Practice Issues: Clinical Decision Making

1

PT

545

Integrated Clinical Experience (ICE) I

1

SEMESTER CREDITS

16

    Course Title Credits
PT 513 Pathophysiology I 3
PT 518 Physical Therapy Practice and the Movement System 2
PT 546 Integrated Clinical Experience (ICE) II 1
PT 553 Biophysical Agents 3
PT 556

Therapeutic Interventions

3
PT 624 Critical Inquiry II 2
Semester Credits 14
Total Credits 146