B.S. IN KINESIOLOGY & PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY EMPHASIS
The pre-physical therapy emphasis is a Bachelor of Science program that prepares students to enter graduate programs in physical therapy (D.P.T.), occupational therapy (O.T.), physician assistant (PA-C), podiatric medicine (D.P.M.), chiropractics (D.C.), and other allied health programs for careers in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractics, Physician Assistant, Nursing, Nutrition and related fields.
We prepare students for careers in allied healthcare who are equipped to engage their patients with an eternal perspective of pain and suffering (II Cor 4:16-17)
For the highly motivated student who enjoys working with people and enjoys helping people, and has a lifestyle of continuous learning, this in-demand career field will grow 20-30+% over the next 10 years, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, while the average for all careers is 5%.
95% of graduates who apply to allied health graduate schools are accepted. TMU PrePT students are frequently accepted to top 25 graduate schools (ranked by US News and World Report).
Graduate degrees earned include: MD, DO, DPT, MOT, PA, and MSN
Classes taught by world class faculty, as well as physical therapists and healthcare experts, including classes in Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Biomechanics, and Motor Learning
Students may participate in short-term medical missions trips overseas
Internships completed at Henry Mayo Hospital, Providence/Holy Cross Hospital, Vargo Physical Therapy, SCV Therapy, Valencia Sports Medicine, Progressive Physical Therapy, and more.
New & innovative technology and resources in the classroom & lab include R. Stress ECG, surface EMG, body fat analysis, blood lactate analyzer, Microsoft Complete Anatomy 2020, cycle ergometer, treadmill, interactive learning boards.
Women’s Athletics: Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swim & Dive, Track & Field (Indoor/Outdoor), Volleyball
Men’s Athletics: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swim & Dive, Track & Field (Outdoor), Volleyball
Degree Checklist Download (PDF): B.S. in Kinesiology, Pre-Physical Therapy
General Education Courses (30 units)
Bible (21 units)
Major Courses (55-57 units)
Math/Science/KPE Electives (16 units)
|Major Core Courses: 56-73|
|General Education: 40|
|KPE222 Sport Analysis|
|KPE316 Physiology of Exercise|
|B101/2 Old Testament Survey I & II|
|B201/2 New Testament Survey I & II|
|BTH321/2 Christian Theology I & II|
|B121 Essentials of Christian Thought|
|KPE313 Adapted Physical Education|
|KPE402 Health Education|
|KPE446 Reconditioning of Athletic Injuries|
|KPE479 Clinical Internship|
|LS151 Organismic Biology|
|LS321 Human Anatomy|
|LS352 Medical Physiology|
|KPE353 Sports Nutrition|