Curriculum Guides


Physical Education (5550)

B.S. - Bachelor of Science

Major: Exer Sci-PrePhysical Therapy (555232BS)

College of Health Professions

Year 1

3100:200 Human Anat & Physiology I3
3100:201 Human Anat & Phys Lab I1
3300:111 English Composition I3
3470:260 Basic Statistics3
3750:100 Introduction to Psychology3
5550:212 First Aid & CPR - Prof Rescuer2
Min Credit Total 15
3300:112 English Composition II3
5550:125 Intro: Exercise Science1
3850:100 Introduction to Sociology3
3100:202 Human Anat & Physiology II3
3100:203 Human Anat & Phys Lab II1
Oral Communication:7600:105 or 1063
Min Credit Total 14
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

3150:152 Principles of Chemistry I Lab1
5550:240 Care & Prev-Athletic Injuries3
2740:120 Medical Terminology3
5550:150 Concepts in Health & Fitness3
3100:111 Principles of Biology I4
3150:151 Principles of Chemistry I3
Min Credit Total 17
5550:220 Health Promotion & Behav Chg3
5550:201 Kinesiology3
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
5570:202 Stress Management3
7760:133 Nutrition Fundamentals3
Min Credit Total 16
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

5550:302 Physiology of Exercise3
5550:426 Nutrition for Sports3
5550:400 Musculoskel Anatomy I:Up Extr3
5550:235 Concepts Motor Learng & Devlpm3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Humanities:Any Set3
Min Credit Total 17
5550:327 Exercise Leadership3
5550:352 Strength & Condition Fund3
5550:401 Musculoskel Anatomy II:Lo Extr3
5550:460 Pract: Physical Education1
Humanities:Any OTHER Set3
Min Credit Total 13
Min Credit Total 0

Year 4

3650:261 Physics for Life Sciences I4
5550:449 Org & Adm for Health Care Prof3
5550:403 Exercise Testing3
5550:330 Exercise and Weight Control3
Min Credit Total 16
5550:355 Exercise in Spec Populations3
5550:202 Diagnosis of Motor Skills3
3650:262 Physics for Life Sciences II4
5550:485 Exercise Science Capstone2
5550:404 Exercise Prescription3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Min Credit Total 17
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
See an adviser for eligible SSWE electives.
3400:221 Humanities in the World Since 1300 may be substituted for 3400:210 Humanities in the Western Tradition I.
Students must receive a C or better in all courses for the degree for graduation.
Students interested in attending Graduate School for Physical Therapy are encouraged to begin reviewing prerequisites to those programs early in their undergraduate careers.
5550:460 Practicum is offered for 1-6 credits. Students should take 4 credits (Spring Year 3).
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.
Three Year Accelerated Option
For first time students who have earned credits for at least the first year of courses. Credits can be earned through qualifying scores on appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) exams or through Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) courses. Credits for qualifying AP scores or PSEOP courses are determined by the appropriate academic department. Departments may assign varied course credit, depending on the student’s score on an AP exam or PSEOP course. Students may also receive credit by examination or via placement tests, where appropriate.

Guide Updated: 09-11-2014