Major Course Sequence

Recommended Sequence of Courses for Health and Exercise Science Major

First Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
HES 1004 Intro to Exer. ScienceHES 1114 Health & Wellness 

Sophomore Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
HES 2094 Anatomy & Physiology IHES 2104 Anatomy & Physiology II 
 HES 2024 Public Health 

Junior Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
HES 3204 Nutrition and Energy BalanceHES 3054 Biomechanics 
HES 3014 Physiology of ExerciseElective in Major 
Elective in Major  

Senior Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
Elective in MajorHES 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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