Pre-Professional Career Prep

Pre-Occupational Therapy Track

In addition to the required courses for either of the concentrations in the exercise science major, students must take:

PS111Introduction to Psychology3
or PS113 Foundations of Psychology
SO101Principles of Sociology3
PS223Psychopathology3
PS227Lifespan Development3
Total Credits12

Pre-Physical Therapy Track

In addition to the required courses for the exercise science concentration in the major, students must take:

MA115Calculus I4
Select one of the following sequences:8
College Physics I
and College Physics II
University Physics I
and University Physics II
PS111Introduction to Psychology3
or PS113 Foundations of Psychology
PS223Psychopathology3
Select one of the following:4
Genetics & Evolution
Microbiology
Neurobiology
Total Credits22

The chemistry requirement must be fulfilled by CH113 General Chemistry I and CH114 General Chemistry II and the biology requirement by BI121 Cellular Organiz., Energetics & Function.

Pre-Physical Therapy Track, University of the Sciences (Philadelphia)

USciences shall annually accept at least two GCU students who successfully meet all criteria for admission to the D.P.T. program. USciences will determine which students who meet the criteria for admission are accepted into its D.P.T. program. In addition to the required courses for the exercise science concentration in the major, students must take:

BI203Experimental Design & Statistics3
or MA103 Introduction to Statistical Thinking
BI204Genetics & Evolution4
MA115Calculus I 14
PH115
PH116
College Physics I
and College Physics II
8
PS111Introduction to Psychology3
or PS113 Foundations of Psychology
SO101Principles of Sociology3
Social science coursework 26
EN111Academic Writing and Research I3
or EN221 Honors Argument: Rhetoric & Research
Additional English course3
Total Credits37

The chemistry requirement must be fulfilled by CH113 General Chemistry I; CH114 General Chemistry II and the biology requirement by BI121 Cellular Organiz., Energetics & Function. HRP200 Medical Terminology is recommended. Students must declare their intent to apply to the University of the Sciences through the GCU partnership agreement no later than one year prior to the summer start date of the D.P.T. program at USciences. For more information, talk to your academic advisor.

Pre-Physician’s Assistant Track

In addition to the required courses for either concentration in the exercise science major, students must take:

BI204Genetics & Evolution4
BI219Microbiology4
CH113General Chemistry I4
CH114General Chemistry II4
CH223Organic Chemistry I4
HRP200Medical Terminology3
PS111Introduction to Psychology3
or PS113 Foundations of Psychology
Total Credits26