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B.S. in Natural Science/Pre-Physical Therapy

Liberal Studies: As outlined in Liberal Studies section with the following specifications, 49cr

Mathematics: MATH 121

Natural Science: CHEM 111-112

Social Sciences: PSYC 101

Synthesis: not required for three-year students who transfer to a professional school with an articulation agreement

Writing Intensive: writing-intensive course only required for three-year students who transfer to a professional school with an articulation agreement

Liberal Studies Electives: COSC 101, no courses with SCI prefix

Major: 41cr

Required Courses

Biology

BIOL 111 Principles of Biology I, 4cr

BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II, 4cr

BIOL 150 Human Anatomy, 3cr

BIOL 151 Human Physiology, 4cr

BIOL 241 General Microbiology, 3cr

BIOL 263 Genetics, 3cr 

Chemistry

CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I, 4cr

CHEM 232 or  CHEM 351 Organic Chemistry II or Biochemistry,  4cr 

Physics

PHYS 111 Physics I Lecture, 3cr

PHYS 121 Physics I Lab, 1cr

PHYS 112 Physics II Lecture, 3cr

PHYS 122 Physics II Lab, 1cr 

Mathematics

MATH 216 Probability and Statistics for Natural Sciences, 3cr

Other Requirements

0-6

Foreign Language Intermediate Level

Free Electives: (1) 0-30

Electives to meet minimum of 90 IUP cr and minimum of 24cr in Humanities and Social Sciences for admission to affiliated physical therapy school after three years at IUP for work at affiliated physical therapy school, 30cr

Total Degree Requirements: 120cr

(*)   Accelerated three-year Gannon University School of Physical Therapy program or Chatham University School of Physical Therapy. A maximum of 30sh of work may be transferred after the first year at Gannon University School of Physical Therapy or Chatham University School of Physical Therapy. Upon the completion of the first year of studies at one of the physical therapy schools, a transcript from that school is to be sent by the student to the dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics with a note requesting application materials for graduation.

(1)   Student is to work with his/her advisor to select appropriate free electives for professional school. Neurobiology, Biomechanics, and Athletic Training are highly recommended.

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