Major Course Sequence

Recommended Sequence of Courses for Health and Exercise Science Major

First Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
HES 1004 Intro to Exer. Science HES 1114 Health & Wellness  

Sophomore Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
HES 2094 Anatomy & Physiology I HES 2104 Anatomy & Physiology II  
  HES 2024 Public Health  

Junior Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
HES 3204 Nutrition and Energy Balance HES 3054 Biomechanics  
HES 3014 Physiology of Exercise Elective in Major  
Elective in Major    

Senior Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
Elective in Major HES 4444 Senior Seminar  
  Elective in Major  

Advice for exercise science majors seeking admission to physical therapy school: 
There is a great variety of type and number of prerequisite courses among physical therapy programs, so it is necessary for students early in their first or second year to contact graduate programs they are interested in attending in order to make sure they can meet the necessary admission requirements through our general education curriculum and exercise science electives. 
The program encourages students interested in physical therapy to elect a biology minor.  Students have gained admission to physical therapy school with a variety of minors such as psychology, anthropology, education, and business administration; however, a biology minor does add a small number of admissions points to one’s applications.
The following courses are recommended by many physical therapy schools (but all):
Chemistry I and II
Physics I and II
General Psychology
Developmental Psychology
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