Therapeutic Studies Option

Therapeutic Studies Option (55 units) The Therapeutic Studies Option satisfies the majority of, if not all, the prerequisite coursework needed to gain admission to various schools of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Chiropractic, as well as other allied health fields, such as Athletic Training. It is always advisable to check with desired schools for specific requirements. The major with this option totals 115 units.

Lower Division Requirements (46 units)

  • BIOL 1401 Molecular and Cellular Biology (5)
  • BIOL 1403 Animal Biology (5)
  • BIOL 2020 Human Physiology and Anatomy II (5)
  • CHEM 1101, 1102, 1103 General Chemistry (15)
  • KIN 2600 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (4)
  • PHYS 2701 Force, Mass and Motion (4)
  • PHYS 2702 Heat, Sound, Electricity and Magnetism (4)
  • PHYS 2703 Light, and Modern Physics (4)

Upper Division Requirements (9 units)

  • KIN 3600 Evaluation and Care of Athletic Injuries (5)
  • KIN 4030/4031 Professional Field Experience (4)

Electives (4-5 units)

  • BIOL 3005 Introduction to Microbiology (5)
  • BIOL 4160 Medical Physiology (4)
  • KIN   3340 Motor Development (4)
  • PYSC 4420 Developmental Psychology (4)
  • STAT 1000 Elements of Probabilty and Statistics (5)
  • STAT 1100 Elements of Descriptive and Inferential Statistics (4)
  • STAT 3031 Statistical Methods in Biology (4)

Core Courses (45 units)

  • KIN 3300 Kinesiological Measurement (5)
  • KIN 3305 Structural Kinesiology (4)
  • KIN 3310 Biomechanics (5)
  • KIN 3320 Exercise Physiology (5)
  • KIN 3330 Motor Learning and Control (5)
  • KIN 3700 History of Sport (4)
  • KIN 3740 Philosophy of Sport (4)
  • KIN 3750 Sport in Contemporary Society (4)
  • KIN 3340 Motor Development (4)
  • KIN 3350 Sport Psychology (5)

Note: If you intend to go on into an Allied Health Field (e.g. Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic) be sure to check with the school you will be attending to find out specific requirements they may have. Different professional graduate programs in the Allied Health Fields may require additional classes. Almost every Physical Therapy School requires a course in abnormal psychology. Additional classes that may be useful:

  • BIOL 2025 Introduction to Microbiology (5)
  • BIOL 4160 Medical Physiology (4)
  • CHEM 2301 Survey of Organic Chemistry (4)
  • KIN 3601 Athletic Training: Modalities and Rehabilitation (4)
  • KIN 4008 Adapted Physical Activity (4)
  • KIN 4330 Clinical Exercise Physiology (4)
  • KIN 4610 Exercise Prescription (4)
  • KIN 4615 Exercise and Stress (4)
  • PSYC 4420 Developmental Psychology (4)
  • STAT 1000 Elements of Probability and Statistics (5)
  • STAT 3031 Statistical Methods in Biology (4)

Performance Requirments (6 units)

The skill proficiency requirement for all major students in Kinesiology, regardless of option, involves satisfactory completion of one (1) activity course in each of five categories: Swimming, Combatives, Team Sports, Individual or Dual Sports, and Fitness Activities. One beginning level course must be repeated at the intermediate level.

Links to PT Schools

Therapeutic Studies Option Advisors:

Becky Beal, Ph.D. (Last names A-L)

becky.beal@csueastbay.edu

Jeff Simons, Ph.D. (Last names M-Z)

jeff.simons@csueastbay.edu
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