Courses

Pre-PT Concentration

Course Plan of Study

YEAR 1

FALL

01:119:115

General Biology I

4cr

01:830:101

General Psychology

3cr

01:377:205 Principles of a Healthy Lifestyle 1.5cr

01:377:140

Foundations of Kinesiology and Health

1.5cr

 

 

SPRING

01:119:116

General Biology II

4cr

01:119:117

Biological Research Laboratory

2cr

01:640:135 Calculus I 4cr


 

SUMMER

Volunteer at PT Clinic

 

YEAR 2

FALL

01:160:161

General Chemistry I

4cr

01:160:171

Introduction to Experimentation

4cr

01:377:160

Introduction to Physical Therapy

1.5cr

01:377:275

Basic Statistics for Exercise Science

3cr

 

SPRING

01:160:162

General Chemistry II

4cr

01:377:301 or 455

Psychology of Sport & Exercise or Exercise Psychology

3cr

01:377:161

Observation in Physical Therapy

1.5cr

 

SUMMER

Take GRE

Volunteer at PT Clinic - Different Clinic

PTCAS application opens around July 1st – Apply before September 1st

 

YEAR 3

FALL

01:146:356

Systems Physiology

3cr

01:146:357

Systems Physiology Lab

1cr

01:377:__ Exercise Science Elective 3cr

 

SPRING

01:377:370

Exercise Physiology

3cr

01:377:371

Exercise Physiology Lab

1cr

01:377:___

Exercise Science Elective

3cr

 

SUMMER

Volunteer at PT Clinic

 

YEAR 4

FALL

01:377:493

Internship 

3 or 6

01:750:193

Physics for the Sciences

4cr

01:377:407

Administration in Exercise Science

1.5cr

01:377:310

Motor Learning

3cr

 

SPRING

01:750:194

Physics for the Sciences

 4cr

01:377:350

Biomechanics

3cr

01:377::410

Exercise Testing & Perscription

4cr

 

*Note – Students accepted into the Pre-PT concentration must declare their major as Exercise Science. This course plan fulfills the requirements for the Exercise Science major with a focus on Physical Therapy.

Recommended General Courses 

  • 01:090:120 or 11:090:120 (FIGS Seminar) 1 Credit – is only offered for incoming First Year students in the Fall of Year 1. This course is recommended to take but is not required.
  • 01:090:180 (GRE Preparation) 3 Credits – is only offered in spring semesters. This course is recommended to take but is not required. Ideally taken Spring of Year 2.
  • 01:190:102 (Medical Terminology) 3 Credits

Recommended Exercise Science Cluster Courses

  • 01:377:310 (Motor Learning)
  • 01:377:324 (Movement Experiences for Individuals with Disabilities)
  • 01:377:350 (Biomechanics)
  • 01:377:303 (Neuromechanical Kinesiology)

 

Recommended Exercise Science Elective Courses

  • 01:377:410 (Exercise Testing and Prescription)
  • 01:377:304 (Exercise and Aging)
  • 01:377:371 (Exercise Physiology Lab)
  • Greece Study Abroad Courses – kinesabroad.rutgers.edu

 

Honors Research Program

To qualify for the Departmental Honors Research Program, a student must have attained, by the end of the first term of their junior year, a cumulative overall GPA of at least 3.400 and a GPA of at least 3.400 in courses within the major. Students that meet the criteria and are invited into the program must formally apply by the end of their first semester of the junior year.

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

Semester

01:377:480

Honors Research Seminar

3cr

Spring of Junior Year
01:377:481 Honors Research Seminar in Exercise Science 3cr Fall of Senior Year
  Independent Study – Exercise Science 3cr Spring of Senior Year

 

Courses for the Honors Research Program can count towards upper-level Exercise Science Elective credit.

Further information about the Honors Research Program can be found in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Undergraduate Program Handbook.

Physics Requirement

  • The following Physics I Course options are equivalent for purposes of academic credit –
    • 01:750:193 (Physics for the Sciences)
    • 01:750:201 (Extended General Physics)
    • 01:750:203 (General Physics) and 01:750:205 (General Physics Lab)
  • The following Physics II Course options are equivalent for purposes of academic credit –
    • 01:750:194 (Physics for the Sciences)
    • 01:750:202 (Extended General Physics)
    • 01:750:204 (General Physics) and 01:750:206 (General Physics Lab)