Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Health Science - Public Health, Bachelor of Science (BS) - Pre-Physical Therapy SRU Traditional - Liberal Studies

Public Health Program Learning Outcomes

  • Effective Professional Communication: Communicate with clients in an individual or group setting and with health professionals in a variety of health settings using a combination of communication skills for a clear exchange of ideas and information, listening and comprehending the viewpoints of others, effectively presenting information in oral and written formats and integrating media/technology.
  • Professional Competency: Use reasoned judgment drawing upon a broad knowledge base from social, behavioral and natural science, education and health to assess, plan, implement, evaluate and coordinate health promotion for individuals and communities.
  • Professional Ethics: Apply high ethical standards to public health practice with a sensitivity to multicultural traditions, legal issues, and adherence to a code of ethics of professional health organizations.
  • Continual Professional and Personal Development: Continue personal and professional development in holistic health, including the components of physical, emotional, spiritual, social, environmental and vocational health, through continuing education, advanced study, and participation in professional health organizations

What are your options?

Pre-Physical Therapy SRU 3+3: Earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy in six years rather than seven. In the first three years, you complete your exercise science major courses and pre-requisites for the SRU DPT program. During your third undergraduate year, you apply for admission into the SRU DPT program. If accepted, your first year in the SRU DPT program meets the remaining requirements for your undergraduate degree. If not accepted, you continue to complete your undergraduate degree and can reapply to the program. The accelerated option is for incoming freshmen only.

Pre-Physical Therapy (SRU Traditional): Complete the requirements for your exercise science major and the pre-requisites for the SRU DPT program and apply to the SRU DPT program in your senior year.

Related Links

Public Health - Pre-Physical Therapy, BS Program Page

Public Health Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Overall GPA: 2.00 or higher
Major GPA for Internship (only includes Health courses): 2.50 or higher

Summary*

Liberal Studies Requirements45-46
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major Requirements42
Natural Math and Science College-Wide Requirements12
Electives14

* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits.  Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate.

Liberal Studies Requirements

See Liberal Studies Guide for Goal and Enrichment choices

Goal Course Requirements
Complete Goal requirements as indicated below
Basic Requirements
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
COMM 200Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice3
The Arts
Goal3
Global Community
Goal–Non-US3
Goal–Non-US3
Goal–US3
Human Institutions/Interpersonal Relationships
PSYC 105Introduction to Psychology3
Science, Technology & Math
CHEM 107General Chemistry I3
BIOL 216Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab3
STAT 152Elementary Statistics I3
Challenges of the Modern Age
Goal3
Subtotal36
Enrichment Course Requirements
Select one course from three of the following Enrichment Areas:9
Subtotal9
Total Hours45

Note

Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

Complete one of the following:0-3
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
Beginning Algebra
Total Hours0-3

Computer Competency

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:0-3
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts
Computer Concepts
Introduction to Computing and Programming
Technology for Wellness
Total Hours0-3

Major Requirements

  • 30 major credits must be taken at SRU or PASSHE
  • 30 major credits must be taken at the 300 level or above
Required Courses in Health
HLTH 103Health and Behavior Change3
HLTH 210Introduction to Public Health3
HLTH 301Introduction to Health Education3
HLTH 309Introduction to the Study of Disease3
HLTH 312Data Management for Health Science3
HLTH 313Biostatistics3
HLTH 314Nutrition and Health3
HLTH 410Epidemiology3
Select three courses from the list below:9
Aging and the Older Person
Death and Dying
US Healthcare Systems
Public Health and Physical Activity
Women's Health Issues
Human Sexuality
Public Health Administration
Nutrition and Exercise
Subtotal33
Science, Technology & Math Courses
CHEM 108General Chemistry II3
CHEM 112General Chemistry II Lab1
PHYS 201Elements of Physics I with Lab4
PHYS 202Elements of Physics II/ Lab4
Subtotal12
Human Institutions & Interpersonal Relations Courses
PSYC 105Introduction to Psychology3
Select one of the following:3
Human Sexual Behavior
Developmental Psychology
Psychology of Women, Gender and Culture
Cognitive Psychology
Social Psychology
Subtotal6
Total Hours51

Natural Science and Math College-Wide Requirements

CHEM 107General Chemistry I3
CHEM 111General Chemistry I Lab1
STAT 152Elementary Statistics I3
BIOL 216Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab3
BIOL 217Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab3

Additional Physical Therapy Prerequisite Courses

CHEM 107General Chemistry I3
CHEM 111General Chemistry I Lab1
CHEM 108General Chemistry II3
CHEM 112General Chemistry II Lab1
PHYS 202Elements of Physics II/ Lab4

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Prerequisite Admission Requirements

For Application Requirements

Please refer to Slippery Rock University’s Physical Therapy (Doctor of Physical Therapy) website for requirements: www.sru.edu/PT

Liberal Studies and Rock Studies

Prerequisite Courses - SRU Physical Therapy
Select one of the following:6
Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
and Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab
Vertebrate Anatomy with Lab
and Animal Physiology with Lab
CHEM 107
CHEM 111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
4
CHEM 108
CHEM 112
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
4
Select one of the following:8
Elements of Physics I with Lab
and Elements of Physics II/ Lab
General Physics I with Lab
and General Physics III/ Lab
STAT 152Elementary Statistics I3
or BIOL 325 Biometry with Lab
PSYC 105Introduction to Psychology3
Additional Psychology Course 13
Total Hours31

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

HEALTH SCIENCE - PUBLIC HEALTH -BS
PRE PT (SRU Traditional)
Effective Fall 2019
Revised 08.17.20