2016-2017 Catalog 
    Jan 28, 2023  
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Education, A.A.

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Suggested Curriculum

Physical therapy is the promotion of optimum human health and function through the application of scientific principles to prevent, identify, correct or alleviate dysfunctions originating in anatomy. This program provides the student with a sound background in the basic sciences and mathematics necessary for admission to a physical therapy program. Admission to these programs is very competitive. Physical therapy programs look for students with high grade point averages, especially in the science and math courses. In addition, documented clinical experience is a prerequisite for admission to most programs.

I. General Education Core (37-38)

Area A: Communications (9 credits)

Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits)

Select three courses from Area B  with at least one course from humanities and one from fine arts. For Illinois teacher certification, select one English course numbered 200 or above.

Area C: Mathematics (3 credits)

Select one math course from the list for Area C 

Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credits)

Select one life science course and one physical science course from the list for Area D . One course must have a lab component. It is recommended that both courses have a lab for the Illinois teaching certificate.

Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)

Select three courses in at least two different disciplines from the list for Area E  including:

II. Area of Concentration/Major Field (24-25)

Select up to 4 credits from the following physical education activity courses:

Required A.A. Degree Program Total: 62 credits

Each college and university has its own major requirements and transfer policies. Consult the schools you are considering and a PSC advisor to discuss courses and their transferability.

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