Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions

Rehabilitative Science

Degree Requirement

The Rehabilitative Science degree plan is designed to meet the needs of most post-baccalaureate advanced allied health programs for physical therapy, occupational therapy, orthotics/prosthetics, chiropractic, and physician assistant studies. In some instances, the individual may need to take additional course work to meet the academic requirements for entry into a specific program.

Degree Plan

Recommended Sequence of Courses for Pre-PT, Pre-OT, and Pre-Prosthetics and Orthotics

Recommended Sequnce of Courses for Pre-Physician Assistant Studies and Pre-Chiropractic


To fulfill the requirements for this degree program, the student must complete 124 hours of undergraduate coursework, this includes the university core curriculum and the major specific requirements:

  1. Unique Core Requirements

    The minimum mathematics requirement for the major is MATH 1311 Pre-calculus
    Upper Level (>3000) RELS/PHIL Course

  2. Athletic Training Core Requirement - 29 hours of coursework that includes:

    ATHP 1211 Medical Terminology
    ATHP 1310 Introduction to Athletic Training
    ATHP 2305 Functional Anatomy and Muscle Testing
    ATHP 2310 Orthopedic Injuries and Athletic Conditions
    ATHP 2315 Evaluation of Injuries and Conditions to the Trunk and Lower Extremities
    ATHP 2320 Evaluation of Injuries and Conditions to the Head, Neck, and Upper Extremities
    ATHP 3310 Pathology of Disease
    ATHP 3320 Therapeutic Modalities
    ATHP 3330 Therapeutic Rehabilitation
    ATHP 4388 Internship

  3. Biology Core Requirement - 16 hours of coursework that includes:

    BIOL 1401 Diversity of Life with Lab
    BIOL 1402 Unity of Life with Lab
    BIOL 2321/2121 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
    BIOL 2322/2122 Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab

  4. Chemistry Core Requirement - 8 hours of coursework that includes:

    CHEM 1301 Chemical Principles I
    CHEM 1302 Chemical Principles II
    CHEM 1203L Chemical Principles Lab

  5. Kinesiology Core Requirement - 6 hours of coursework that includes:

    PEHP 3355 Theory of Movement Forms: Analysis and Construction
    PEHP 4338 Fundamentals of Human Performance

  6. Sociology and Psychology Core Requirement - 16 hours of coursework that includes:

    SOCI 3351 Social Psychology
    PSYC 3331 Abnormal Psychology
    SOCI/PSYC 3381 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
    SOCI/PSYC 3384 Research Methods
    PSYC 4320 Health Psychology

  7. Additional Science Core Requirement - At least 8 hours of coursework from the following:

    BIOL 3471 General Microbiology with Lab
    CHEM 2311/2111 Organic Chemistry I with Lab
    CHEM 2312/2112 Organic Chemistry II with Lab
    PHYS 1301/1101 General Physics I with Lab
    PHYS 1302/1102 General Physics II with Lab

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