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Kinesiology

Rick Swalm, Assistant Chair for Undergraduate Studies
215-204-8713
rswalm@temple.edu

http://chpsw.temple.edu/kinesiology/home

The undergraduate programs in Kinesiology leading to the Bachelor of Science degree or the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree require students to complete coursework in three broad areas: the General Education (GenEd) Curriculum, the Kinesiology Core, and a professional application of the discipline of Kinesiology.

The university General Education Curriculum is divided into nine categories (i.e., Analytical Reading & Writing, Mosaic I & II, Arts, Human Behavior, Global/World Society, U.S. Society, Race & Diversity, Science & Technology, and Quantitative Literacy). Even though there are numerous courses which can be taken to meet these requirements, the department requires Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II (Kinesiology 1223 and 1224) in place of the Science & Technology requirement. All University GenEd courses must be completed with a minimum C- grade in order to count toward graduation.

Kinesiology is the study of physical activity.  The Kinesiology Core includes a group of foundation courses (Kinesiology 1201, 1223, 1224, 2203, 2204, 3202, 3296, 4296) that deal with the intellectual, physical, social, psychological, and philosophical factors which influence and are influenced by human beings as they move. In addition to taking the foundation courses, students are required to satisfy the forms of movement requirement, which consists of developing knowledge and skills in a broad spectrum of movement activities (i.e., aquatics, fitness, survival, and lifestyle). All Kinesiology Core courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C in order to count toward graduation.

The Kinesiology Department offers four professional application options to allow students to concentrate their studies (i.e., the athletic training major, the exercise and sport science concentration, the physical and health education teacher education (PHETE) concentration, and the pre-health professions concentration).  Students select the professional application option that satisfies their short term educational and professional objectives.  All required professional application courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C in order to count toward graduation (PHETE requires a minimum grade of B-).

 

The Athletic Training Education Major prepares students to work with physically-active populations (e.g. athletic teams, dance, circus, NASCAR, Disney, rodeo, PT clinics, etc.). The certified athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the athletic health care team in secondary schools, colleges, universities, professional teams, and sports medicine clinics, providing leadership in the prevention, evaluation, immediate care, and rehabilitation of sport-related injuries. The athletic training major requires fulfillment of both academic coursework and clinical fieldwork experiences. This program of study is approved by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and is designed to prepare students for certification as athletic trainers by the Board of Certification (BOC) and for Class "A" certification in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Admission into the athletic training program occurs upon students identifying athletic training as their intended course of study. This admission may take place either during the freshmen year or any time afterward.

The Exercise and Sport Science Concentration provides students with knowledge and competencies required for professional service in a variety of sport, fitness, wellness and rehabilitation settings.  The Exercise and Sport Science Concentration also prepares students for graduate study in exercise physiology or in a variety of related health professions. Program competencies include health screening, fitness assessment, exercise program development, health-fitness counseling, and therapeutic exercise supervision of patients with special needs.  Concentration courses include, but are not limited to: advanced exercise physiology, exercise in health and disease, exercise testing and programming, electrocardiography, exercise and aging, and applied technologies.  The exercise and sport scientist understands the complexity of the human body and the interaction among physical activity, exercise, and good health. The improved function, health, and well-being of the total person - Body, Mind, and Spirit - are the ultimate goals of professionals in this field.

Exercise scientists apply their knowledge, skills, and beliefs to all people regardless of gender, age, social status, and current health-related fitness level or disease state. Wherever there is a need to improve functionality, health-fitness, medical prognosis, optimal aging, or wellness, one will find an exercise scientist providing leadership in programs that help individuals optimize their lives and health. In summary, exercise science is a stimulating area of study and a rewarding professional application with a very bright future.

Teacher education is the focus of the Physical and Health Education Teacher Education (PHETE) Concentration. This concentration prepares students to teach physical and health education in public and private schools (grades K through 12). The PHETE concentration integrates academic preparation with fieldwork experiences each semester, culminating in a dual-level (secondary and elementary) full semester, student-teaching experience. Coursework in discipline specific content, methods of teaching, assessment and evaluation, educational psychology, educational foundations, cultural diversity and adapted activities, and administration all help teacher education students assume their roles as competent teachers in today's society. Admission into the PHETE program takes place after the sophomore year upon completing the pre-admission coursework; two in-school teaching experiences; the PECT PAPA tests in reading, mathematics, and writing; and the Praxis II test in fundamental content knowledge, as well as an interview with the PHETE faculty. All PHETE and Public Health courses must be completed with a minimum grade of B- in order to count toward admission and graduation. All PHETE and Health courses are valid toward certification for a maximum of five (5) years.  If one does not get certified within this time period, those courses that have expired must be retaken.  A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater is required for admission into the junior year and certification.  After admission, one additional Praxis II test is required for certification: Health and Physical Education Content Knowledge. Upon completion of the PHETE concentration, passing the appropriate standardized tests, and applying to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for an Instructional I Certificate in Health and Physical Education, graduates will be licensed to teach K-12 Health and Physical Education by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The Pre-Health Professions Concentration prepares students for admission into Graduate Programs in a multitude of the Health Professions such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Medicine, Dentistry, Physician's Assistant, etc. The Department of Kinesiology's Core is a perfect complement to the standard prerequisite courses and expanded elective courses available through this concentration. This combination of coursework and practical experience will position students well for continued study at the graduate level. While the Pre-Health Professions concentration includes the standard prerequisite courses and the option for elective courses for admission into Graduate Programs for a multitude of Health Professions, students are advised to check the prerequisites for their intended graduate programs and work these into their programs where elective coursework is afforded. Students are also advised to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) since entry into graduate programs in the health professions is highly competitive.  A "B" or better in the specific prerequisites is required for most graduate programs. In addition to the Pre-Health Professions concentration, the Department of Kinesiology has a memorandum of understanding with Temple University's Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program providing academically-gifted students the opportunity to enter into a 3 + 3 program, thus allowing students who are accepted into Temple's DPT program at the conclusion of their junior year to count the first year of their DPT program as the fourth year of their undergraduate studies, thus eliminating one year of academic work.  Students can only start the 3 + 3 program the first semester of their freshmen year.

 

University Requirements

All new students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are listed below and identified with the code "WI" in the Attribute column.

 

Curriculum and Degree Requirements

All students must complete 1-4 below:

1. GenEd Curriculum (35-38 s.h.) - Selected Courses
2. Kinesiology Core Courses - Kinesiology 1201, 1223, 1224, 2203, 2204, 3202, 3296, 4296 (28 s.h.)
3. Forms of Movement Courses - Kinesiology 1001-1099 (4-9 s.h.)
4. Program specific requirements and elective courses (60-70 s.h.)

Note: All courses in the Department of Kinesiology and required courses in the selected professional application options must be completed with a minimum grade of C. The PHETE program has a more stringent requirement of a minimum grade of B- in all PHETE courses and required health and education courses.  The Kinesiology Core and program requirements must be satisfactorily completed prior to enrolling in any internship/externship or student teaching experience.

Professional Application Option Requirements

Students must select a professional application option and electives to complete their requirements for graduation. There are four professional application options available: (a) the athletic training major, (b) the exercise and sport science concentration, (c) the physical and health education teacher education (PHETE) concentration, and (d) the pre-health professions concentration.  They are more fully described below.

Kinesiology Foundation Requirements

Kinesiology 1223 (4 s.h.) - Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Kinesiology 1224 (4 s.h.) - Human Anatomy & Physiology II

 

Kinesiology Departmental Requirements

Kinesiology 1201 (3 s.h.) - Introduction to Kinesiology
Kinesiology 2203 (4 s.h.) - Physiology of Physical Activity
Kinesiology 2204 (3 s.h.) - Motor Behavior

Kinesiology 3202 (4 s.h.) - Biomechanics of Physical Activity
Kinesiology 3296 (3 s.h.) - The Social-Psychology of Physical Activity (WI)
Kinesiology 4296 (3 s.h.) - History & Philosophy of Kinesiology (WI)

Forms of Movement Requirement

Physical Fitness Activity
Lifestyle Activity
Survival Activity
Aquatics Activity

In Fall 2008, the Department of Kinesiology established the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. This degree may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty upon the satisfactory completion of 124 semester hours of credit.  The other three professional application concentrations require 128 semester hours of credit to satisfy their respective graduation requirements.

 


 

 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plans

 

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

 

Year 1, Fall (Term 1)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 1201 Introduction to Kinesiology 3  
Kinesiology 1223 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 (GS)
Kinesiology 1001-1099 Forms of Movement 1  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 1, Spring (Term 2)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 1224 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 (GS)
Kinesiology 1442 Basic Techniques in Athletic Training 2  
Kinesiology 1444 Movement Injuries: Prevention & Care 3  
Kinesiology 1001-1099 Forms of Movement 1  
Public Health 1104 Nutrition & Health 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 2, Fall (Term 3)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 2421 Emergency Medical Care for Health Professionals 3  
Kinesiology 2431 Pharmacology & Medical Documentation in Athletic Training 3  
Kinesiology 2441 Lower Extremity: Assessment & Treatment of Injuries 3  
Kinesiology 3441 Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training 4  
Kinesiology 1001-1099 Forms of Movement 2  
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 2, Spring (Term 4)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 2204 Motor Behavior 3  
Kinesiology 2442 Upper Extremity: Assessment & Treatment of Injuries 3  
Kinesiology 4443 Organization & Administration in Athletic Training 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 3, Fall (Term 5)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 3202 Biomechanics of Physical Activity 4  
Kinesiology 3443 Head, Neck, & Spine: Assessment & Treatment of Injuries 3  
Kinesiology 3487 Practicum in Athletic Training I 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 3, Spring (Term 6)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 2203 Physiology of Physical Activity 4  
Kinesiology 3442 Therapeutic Exercises in Athletic Training 4  
Kinesiology 3444 General Medical Conditions in Athletic Training 3  
Kinesiology 3687 Practicum in Athletic Training II 3  
Kinesiology 1001-1099 Forms of Movement 1  
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 4, Fall (Term 7)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 3296 The Social-Psychology of Physical Activity 3 WI
Kinesiology 4311 Advanced Physiology of Exercise 3  
Kinesiology 4450 Special Topics in Athletic Training 3  
Kinesiology 4487 Practicum in Athletic Training III 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 4, Spring (Term 8)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 4296 History & Philosophy of Kinesiology 3 WI
Kinesiology 4314 Neuromuscular Principles of Strength & Conditioning
with Application to Special Populations
4  
Kinesiology 4687 Practicum in Athletic Training IV 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Elective Elective Elective 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Total Credits Required for B.S. in Athletic Training: 124  

 

Exercise & Sport Science Concentration

 

Year 1, Fall (Term 1)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 1201 Introduction to Kinesiology 3  
Kinesiology 1223 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 (GS)
Kinesiology 1001-1099 Forms of Movement 2  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 1, Spring (Term 2)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 1224 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 (GS)
Kinesiology 1001-1099 Forms of Movement 1  
Psychology 1001 Introduction to Psychology 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Elective Elective Elective 3  
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 2, Fall (Term 3)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 2203 Physiology of Physical Activity 4  
Kinesiology 1001-1099 Forms of Movement 1  
Public Health 1104 Nutrition & Health 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Elective Elective Elective 3  
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 2, Spring (Term 4)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 1444 Movement Injuries: Prevention & Care 3  
Kinesiology 2204 Motor Behavior 3  
Kinesiology 2362 Introduction to Exercise & Sport Science 3  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Elective Elective Elective 3  
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 3, Fall (Term 5)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 2364 Applied Technologies in Kinesiology 3  
Kinesiology 3202 Biomechanics of Physical Activity 4  
Kinesiology 3296 The Social-Psychology of Physical Activity 3 WI
Kinesiology 3363 Basic Electrocardiography 3  
Kinesiology 4311 Advanced Physiology of Exercise 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 3, Spring (Term 6)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 4312 Exercise & Nutrient Metabolism 3  
Kinesiology 4313 Exercise & Aging 3  
Kinesiology 4314 Neuromuscular Principles of Strength & Conditioning
with Application to Special Populations
4  
Kinesiology 1001-1099 Forms of Movement 2  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 4, Fall (Term 7)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 3368 Principles of Health Fitness Program Management 3  
Kinesiology 4296 History & Philosophy of Kinesiology 3 WI
Kinesiology 4334 Principles & Practices of Graded Exercise Testing & Program Development 4  
Public Health 3103 Counseling Techniques for Health Professionals 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3 GA
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 4, Spring (Term 8)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 4385 Internship in Exercise & Sport Science 12  
Elective Elective Elective 3  
Semester Total   15  
 
Total Credits Required for B.S. in Kinesiology (Exercise & Sport Science): 128  

 

Physical & Health Education Teacher Education (PHETE) Concentration

 

Year 1, Fall (Term 1)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute
Kinesiology 1201 Introduction to Kinesiology 3  
Kinesiology 1001-1099 Forms of Movement 1-2  
Kinesiology 1001-1099 Forms of Movement 1-2  
Public Health Elective Public Health Elective 3  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Semester Total   16-18  
 
Year 1, Spring (Term 2)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 1001-1099 Forms of Movement 2  
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3 GA
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Mathematics Elective Math Elective 3  
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 2, Fall (Term 3)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 1223 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 (GS)
Kinesiology 2204 Motor Behavior 3  
PHETE 2541 Introduction to Teaching Health Education I 1  
PHETE 2543 Basic Movement I 1  
PHETE 2555 Micro-teaching in PHETE 1  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Special Education 2231 Introduction to Inclusive Education 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 2, Spring (Term 4)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 1224 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 (GS)
PHETE 2542 Introduction to Teaching Health Education II 1  
PHETE 2544 Basic Movement II 1  
PHETE 2556 Tutorial in PHETE 1  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Special Education 3211 Effective Instructional Strategies for Young Children with Disabilities 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 3, Fall (Term 5)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 3296 The Social-Psychology of Physical Activity 3 WI
PHETE 3541 Advanced Movement I 3  
PHETE 3553 PHETE I 4  
PHETE 3561 Health Science I 3  
PHETE 3587
  or
3787*
PHETE Practicum I
      or
Parkway High School Practicum
1  
Early Childhood Education 3209 Teaching English Language Learners in the Early Grades 3  
Semester Total   17  
*Note: PHETE 3787 can only satisfy Practicum I OR Practicum II requirements. This course cannot be used to satisfy both requirements.
 
Year 3, Spring (Term 6)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 2203 Physiology of Physical Activity 4  
Kinesiology 1001-1099 Forms of Movement 2  
PHETE 3542 Advanced Movement II 3  
PHETE 3554 PHETE II 4  
PHETE 3562 Health Science II 3  
PHETE 3687
  or
3787*
PHETE Practicum II
      or
Parkway High School Practicum
1  
Semester Total   17  
*Note: PHETE 3787 can only satisfy Practicum I OR Practicum II requirements. This course cannot be used to satisfy both requirements.
 
Year 4, Fall (Term 7)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 3202 Biomechanics of Physical Activity 4  
Kinesiology 4296 History & Philosophy of Kinesiology 3 WI
PHETE 4554 The School Environment 2  
PHETE 4556 Developmental & Adapted PHETE 3  
PHETE 4563 Health Science III 3  
PHETE 4587 PHETE Practicum III 1  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 4, Spring (Term 8)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
PHETE 4588 Student Teaching in Health & Physical Education 12  
PHETE 4589 Field Study in PHETE 1  
Semester Total   13  
 
Total Credits Required for B.S. in Kinesiology (PHETE): 128  

 

 

Kinesiology Pre-Health Professions Concentration

 

Year 1, Fall (Term 1)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute
Kinesiology 1201 Introduction to Kinesiology 3  
Kinesiology 1001-1099 Forms of Movement 2  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Biology 1011 General Biology I 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 1, Spring (Term 2)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics 1021 College Algebra 4  
Biology 1012 General Biology II 4  
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Psychology 1001 Introduction to Psychology 3  
Elective Elective Elective 3  
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 2, Fall (Term 3)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 1223 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 (GS)
Kinesiology 1001-1099 Forms of Movement 2  
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Chemistry 1031/1033 General Chemistry I and Lab 4  
Elective Elective Elective 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 2, Spring (Term 4)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 1224 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 (GS)
Chemistry 1032/1034 General Chemistry II and Lab 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Elective Elective Elective 3  
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 3, Fall (Term 5)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 2204 Motor Behavior 3  
Kinesiology 1001-1099 Forms of Movement 2  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Physics 1021 Introduction to General Physics I 4  
Elective Elective Elective 3  
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 3, Spring (Term 6)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 3296 The Social-Psychology of Physical Activity 3 WI
Elective Elective Elective 2  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Physics 1022 Introduction to General Physics II 4  
Elective Elective Statistics 3  
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 4, Fall (Term 7)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 3202 Biomechanics of Physical Activity 4  
Kinesiology 1001-1099 Forms of Movement 2  
Psychology 2000+ level Advanced Psychology 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Elective Elective Elective 3  
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 4, Spring (Term 8)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 2203 Physiology of Physical Activity 4  
Kinesiology 4282 Independent Study in Kinesiology 3  
Kinesiology 4296 History & Philosophy of Kinesiology 3 WI
Sociology 2000+ level Advanced Sociology 3  
Elective Elective Elective 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Total Credits Required for B.S. in Kinesiology (Pre-Health Profession): 128  

 

 

Kinesiology Pre-Health Professions Concentration, 3+3 Program

Students must meet the admissions requirements for early admission to Temple University's College of Health Professions Doctor of Physical Therapy program.  If you are applying to other physical therapy programs, please use the web to find admissions requirements.

Guidelines for the Completion of the Bachelor of Science Degree from the Department of Kinesiology

  • Bachelor of Science candidates in the Department of Kinesiology must complete all requirements for their major before entering the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program in the College of Health Professions and Social Work (CHPSW) with the following exception: Pre-Health Profession 3+3 students may count up to 27 equivalent credit hours from the first year in the DPT Program in the College of Health Professions and Social Work to fulfill their general credit hour requirements for the B.S. degree in the Department of Kinesiology. This is only possible by following the planned program of study as outlined below.
  • Admission into the Department of Kinesiology's Pre-Health Professions Concentration's 3+3 program is highly competitive and challenging.  If you are interested in pursuing this accelerated program, you must declare it immediately upon admission and talk to an advisor within the department prior to registering for your first semester classes.  Your SAT scores and high school transcript must support your capacity to handle successfully a rigorous academic workload.  Students in this program must be able to achieve and maintain cumulative and prerequisite GPAs of 3.5 or better.
  • If students fail to get admitted into the College of Health Professions and Social Work's DPT program after their junior year, they are required to finish their programs within the Department of Kinesiology as defined in the latter 4th-year grid listed below.

 

Year 1, Fall (Term 1)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute
Kinesiology 1201 Introduction to Kinesiology 3  
Kinesiology 1037 Physical Activity Workshop I 1  
Kinesiology 1038 Physical Activity Workshop II 1  
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
Biology 1011 General Biology I 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 1, Spring (Term 2)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Mathematics 1021 College Algebra 4  
Biology 1012 General Biology II 4  
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Psychology 1001 Introduction to Psychology 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 2, Fall (Term 3)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 1223 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 (GS)
Kinesiology 3296 The Social-Psychology of Physical Activity 3 WI
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
Chemistry 1031/1033 General Chemistry I and Lab 4  
Elective Elective Statistics 3  
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 2, Spring (Term 4)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 1224 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 (GS)
Kinesiology 1037 Physical Activity Workshop I 1  
Kinesiology 1038 Physical Activity Workshop II 1  
Chemistry 1032/1034 General Chemistry II 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3 GA
Psychology 2000+ level Advanced Psychology 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 3, Fall (Term 5)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 2203 Physiology of Physical Activity 4  
Kinesiology 2204 Motor Behavior 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Physics 1021 Introduction to General Physics I 4  
Sociology 2000+ level Advanced Sociology 3  
Semester Total   17  
 
Year 3, Spring (Term 6)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Kinesiology 3202 Biomechanics of Physical Activity 4  
Kinesiology 4296 History & Philosophy of Kinesiology 3 WI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Physics 1022 Introduction to General Physics II 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
Semester Total   17  

 

Requirements For Students Accepted Into Temple's DPT Program:

 

Year 4, Fall (Term 7)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute
Physical Therapy 8503 Human Anatomy II 3  
Physical Therapy 8512 Human Physiology 3  
Physical Therapy 8513 Movement Science I 3  
Physical Therapy 8516 Introduction to Physical Therapy 1  
Physical Therapy 8517 Clinical Examination & Intervention Skills I 3  
Physical Therapy 8528 Critical Inquiry I 3  
Semester Total   16  
 
Year 4, Spring (Term 8)
Subject  Course #      Course Title
Hours 
Attribute 
Physical Therapy 8514 Clinical Decision Making 2  
Physical Therapy 8521 Neuroscience 3  
Physical Therapy 8522 Rehabilitative Pathophysiology 3  
Physical Therapy 8523 Movement Science II 4  
Physical Therapy 8525 Clinical Electroneurophysiology 3  
Physical Therapy 8548 Critical Inquiry II 1  
Semester Total   16  

 

Requirements For Students Not Accepted Into Temple's DPT Program:

 

Year 4, Fall (Term 7)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Elective Elective Elective 3  
Elective Elective Elective 3  
Elective Elective Elective 3  
Elective Elective Elective 3  
Elective Elective Elective 2  
Semester Total   14  
 
Year 4, Spring (Term 8)
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Kinesiology 4282 Independent Study in Kinesiology 3  
Elective Elective Elective 3  
Elective Elective Elective 3  
Elective Elective Elective 3  
Elective Elective Elective 1  
Semester Total   13  
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