Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Health Science - Public Health, Bachelor of Science (BS) - Pre-Physical Therapy SRU 3+3 - Rock 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

If you are a Liberal Studies student, please click here for your Curriculum Guide.

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Major GPA: 2.0 or higher
Overall GPA: 2.0 or higher

Summary*

Rock Studies Requirements43
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major Requirements51
Natural Science and Math College-Wide Requirements12
Electives25

* 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. However, because this is a pre-professional program, credits taken during the 1st year of the graduate program are applied toward the undergraduate credit hours to meet the 120 credits required for your undergraduate degree.

Rock Studies Requirements

The Rock
SUBJ 139University Seminar 13
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
STAT 152Elementary Statistics I3
Select one of the following:3
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice
Ethics and Civil Discourse
Civil Discourse and Democracy
Subtotal15
Integrated Inquiry
Creative and Aesthetic Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Humanities Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Social Science Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Physical & Natural Sciences Inquiry
BIOL 216Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab3
CHEM 107
CHEM 111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
4
Subtotal16
Thematic Thread
Select 12 Credits 212
Total Hours43

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

  • If you choose to pursue Public Health 3+3 and are not accepted into the DPT program, then additional coursework is required to complete a first major of Public Health. Please refer to Public Health Curriculum Guide.
Required Courses in Public Health
HLTH 103Health and Behavior Change3
HLTH 210Introduction to Public Health3
HLTH 301Introduction to Health Education3
HLTH 309Introduction to the Study of Disease3
HLTH 310Environmental Health3
HLTH 311International Health3
HLTH 312Data Management for Health Science3
HLTH 313Biostatistics3
HLTH 314Nutrition and Health3
HLTH 406Program Planning and Evaluation3
HLTH 410Epidemiology3
Subtotal33
Science, Technology & Math Courses
CHEM 108General Chemistry II3
CHEM 112General Chemistry II Lab1
PHYS 201Elements of Physics I with Lab 14
PHYS 202Elements of Physics II/ Lab 14
Subtotal12
Human Institutions & Interpersonal Relations Courses
PSYC 105Introduction to Psychology 13
Select one of the following:3
Human Sexual Behavior
Developmental Psychology
Psychology of Women, Gender and Culture
Cognitive Psychology
Social Psychology
Total Hours51

Natural Science and Math College Wide Requirements

CHEM 107General Chemistry I 13
CHEM 111General Chemistry I Lab1
STAT 152Elementary Statistics I 13
BIOL 216Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab 13
BIOL 217Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab3
Total Hours13

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
Total Hours12

3+3 Requirements for all Majors

  1. A 3.0 or higher GPA is required to remain in the 3+3 program.
  2. You may not have more than one “W” in a required course.
  3. You can only be in the 3+3 program for maximum of three (3) years full-time continuous enrollment. If any of these requirements are not met, the 3+3 designation will be removed from your record.
  4. Should 3+3 Physical Therapy students be unsuccessful in completing the 1st year (either Fall and/or Spring semesters) of the DPT program and want to complete their original undergraduate degree, it is solely up to the discretion of their undergraduate program coordinator to determine which, if any, physical therapy courses will count toward the completion of their undergraduate degree. In addition,students must complete any unfulfilled requirements of his/her undergraduate major.

Co-curricular and Experiential Learning

Students are encouraged to explore additional curricular and co-curricular opportunities. There is a strong correlation between long-term student success and participation in the following types of programs and activities:

  1. Conference attendance
  2. Service-Learning
  3. Internships
  4. Career Education
  5. Peer Education Opportunities

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Prerequisite Admission Requirements – Pre-Physical Therapy SRU 3+3

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

Requirements for Pre-Physical Therapy SRU 3+3

If any of these requirements are not met, the 3+3 designation will be removed from the student’s record:

  1. A 3.0 or higher overall GPA must be maintained by the student.
  2. The student can only be enrolled in the Pre-Physical Therapy SRU 3+3 program for a maximum of three (3) years, full-time continuous enrollment (fall/spring).

Provision

Should a Pre-Physical Therapy SRU 3+3 student be unsuccessful in completing the 1st two semesters (fall or spring) of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and wants to complete the original undergraduate degree, it is solely up to the discretion of the undergraduate program Department Chair to determine which, if any, Physical Therapy courses will count toward the completion of his/her undergraduate degree. In addition, students must complete any unfulfilled requirements of their undergraduate major. Students may still apply to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program with an earned Bachelor’s degree.

HEALTH SCIENCE PUBLIC HEALTH - BS (6266)
3+3 PRE PT (62P5)
This program is effective as of Fall 2019.
Revised 8-2019
UCC 2.5.2019

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

Recommended Rock Studies Three-Year Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
CHEM 107
CHEM 111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
4
HLTH 103 Health and Behavior Change 3
ENGL 102 Critical Writing 3
INDS 101 FYRST Seminar 1
SUBJ 139University Seminar 1 3
Rock Studies 3
 Hours17
Spring
CHEM 108
CHEM 112
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
4
STAT 152 Elementary Statistics I 3
ENGL 104
Critical Reading
or Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies
3
PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology 3
Rock Studies 3
 Hours16
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 216 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab 3
HLTH 210 Introduction to Public Health 3
Additional PSYC course 3
Rock Studies 6
 Hours15
Spring
BIOL 217 Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab 3
HLTH 301 Introduction to Health Education 3
HLTH 311 International Health 3
Select one of the following: 3
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice  
Ethics and Civil Discourse  
Civil Discourse and Democracy  
Rock Studies 3
 Hours15
Third Year
Fall
PHYS 201 Elements of Physics I with Lab 4
HLTH 312 Data Management for Health Science 3
HLTH 314 Nutrition and Health 3
HLTH 309 Introduction to the Study of Disease 3
HLTH 406 Program Planning and Evaluation 3
 Hours16
Winter
Potential On-line Winter Courses  
Introduction to Public Health/Nutrition & Health/Introduction to Study of Disease/International Health  
 Hours0
Spring
PHYS 202 Elements of Physics II/ Lab 4
HLTH 310 Environmental Health 3
HLTH 313 Biostatistics 3
HLTH 410 Epidemiology 3
Rock Studies 3
 Hours16
Summer
Potential On-line Summer Courses  
Environmental Health/International Health/Epidemiology  
 Hours0
Fourth Year
Fall
Senior Year –Semester 1  
If not admitted to SRU DPT Program  
3 Public Health Electives 9
BIOL 210 Medical Microbiology with Lab 3
 Hours12
Spring
Senior Year –Semester 2  
If not admitted to SRU DPT Program  
HLTH 440 Public Health Seminar 3
HLTH 450 Internship (or summer after senior year) 12
 Hours15
 Total Hours**122

Major Code: 6266
Concentration Code: 62P5
Revised 03.2020

** This document is meant to serve as a guide. Some planners may show more than 120 credits because faculty have created flexibility in choosing courses.  However, only 120 credits are required to obtain a degree. Please consult with your academic adviser and refer to your curriculum guide prior to registering for courses. This plan should be reviewed, and verified, by you and your academic adviser at least once each academic year.