Exercise Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy
St. Kate’s offers a convenient dual-degree program combining the core exercise and sport science major and physical therapy. Upon completion of the six-year program, you will have both a bachelor's degree in applied science/exercise and sport science and a doctorate in physical therapy, and will be ready to begin your career.
Upon admission, you will be assigned an academic adviser who will help you choose electives and courses to best fit your interests and the requirements of the program.
Below is a sample course plan for the first three years of the program.
CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman*
PSYC 1000: General Psychology
CHEM 1110: General Chemistry
BIOL 1210: General Biology I
BIOL 1220: General Biology II
PSYC 2020: Lifespan Developmental Psychology
CHEM 1120: General Chemistry II
Elective (if needed)
BIOL 2510: Anatomy and Physiology I
MATH 1130: Calculus I*
EXSS 2750: Introduction to Exercise Science
EXSS 2800: Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise Science
EXSS 1030: Health, Fitness and Lifestyle Issues OR two of EXSS 1000–1021 Activity Series courses
BIOL 2520: Anatomy and Physiology II
PSYC 2050: Statistical Methods in Psychology
EXSS 3350: Kinesiology and Biomechanics
160 hours of clinical experience
EXSS 3510: Developmental Adapted PE
EXSS 3750: Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
PHYS 1080: Physics for the Health Sciences I OR PHYS 1110: Introductory Physics I
CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice*
PHYS 1090: Physics for the Health Sciences II OR PHYS 1120: Introductory Physics I
EXSS 3610: Motor Learning
INDI 4900: Introduction to Physical Therapy
EXSS 3100: History and Philosophy of Sport and PE
EXSS 3450: Exercise Physiology
EXSS 4602: Internship
FSNU 2200: Food, Nutrition and You or FSNU 3000: Nutrition
EXSS 3060: Individual Sports Techniques or EXSS 3050: Teaching Elementary PE
EXSS 3090: Leadership Methods in Exercise Science
EXSS 4300: Advanced Biomechanics
* Denotes course is part of liberal arts and sciences core requirements (for all majors).
For detailed course descriptions, visit the courses page.