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

Telephone: 215-951-2657

Admissions

Telephone: 215-951-2800

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

WRIT

101/101G

Writing Seminar I: Written Communication

3

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

SEMESTER CREDITS

17

DEPT

CRS #

COURSE TITLE

CR

ES

110

Introduction to Exercise Science

1

WRIT

201

Writing Seminar II: Multimedia Communication

3

PSYCH

213

Developmental Psychology

3

CHEM

104

Chemistry II Lecture

3

CHEM

104L

Chemistry II Lab

1

BIO

103

Biology I Lecture

3

BIO

103L

Biology I 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

BIO

104

Biology II Lecture

3

BIO

104L

Biology II Lab

1

SEMESTER CREDITS

17

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

ES

XXX

Developing the Interprofessional Team

1

SEMESTER CREDITS

17

DEPT

CRS #

COURSE TITLE

CR

ES

XXX

Exercise Physiology

3

BIO

201

Anatomy & Physiology I Lecture

3

BIO

201L

Anatomy & Physiology I Lab

1

CGIS

300

Contemporary Global Issues

3

ES

3XX

Health Behavior Theory & Practice

3

ES

3XX

Nutrition (for fitness)

3

ES

3XX

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

ES

3XX

Internship

3

XXXX

XXX

Concentration coursework

3

ISEM

3XX

Integrative Seminar

3

PHIL

499

Philosophies of the Good Life

4

SEMESTER CREDITS

17

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
ES XXX Kinesiology 3
ES XXX Entrepreneurship & Leadership 3
ES XXX Elective 3
ES XXX Exercise Prescription 3
ES XX Fitness Assessment 3
Semester Credits 15

    Course Title Credits
ES XXX Exercise for Special Populations 3
ES XXX Elective 3
ES XXX Elective 3
ES 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