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Pre-Professional Track Requirements

Pre-Professional Emphasis

This emphasis is intended for those interested in pursuing a general health sciences plan of study or advanced study in a health sciences–related professional field such as the master's degree in occupational therapy (OT) or athletic training (AT), or the Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine (DCM). Students will work with an advisor in the Department of Health and Human Performance to satisfy the college/university prerequisite coursework needed to apply for advanced academic preparation.

Pre-Occupational Therapy: Suggested prerequisite courses include statistics, anatomy and physiology I and II, human growth and development, abnormal psychology, medical terminology, and general psychology.

Pre-Athletic Training: Suggested prerequisite courses include statistics, anatomy and physiology I and II, biology I and II, exercise science, physics I, college math or statistics, English, social sciences, and nutrition.

Pre-Chiropractic Medicine: Suggested prerequisite materials include a health sciences degree with coursework in English, psychology, social sciences, biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, kinesiology, statistics, and exercise physiology.

Internship Prerequisites: A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, a grade of C- or better in HPR 202, HPR 260, HPR 302, HPR 304, and HPR 410, and a minimum of 12 credits earned at Marymount are needed to register for the internship.

Internship Requirements: When other requirements are completed, and minimum grade requirements are met, the student is placed in a 120-hour, three-credit internship.

Minimum Grade Requirements: A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a minimum grade of C- in HPR 202, HPR 260, HPR 302, HPR 410, HPR 415, BIO 151, BIO 151L, BIO 152, BIO 152L, BIO 161, BIO 161L, BIO 162, and BIO 162L.

Degree Requirements — Health Sciences (Pre-Professional Emphasis)

This degree requires a total of 120-122 credits.

Liberal Arts Core and University Requirements

See University Requirements and the Liberal Arts Core for details.

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the major, all students in this program will take the following coursework in a sequence determined in collaboration with a faculty advisor. Some courses also satisfy Liberal Arts Core and/or University Requirements (*).

BIO 151 General Biology I

3

BIO 151L General Biology I Lab

1

BIO 152 General Biology II

3

BIO 152L General Biology II Lab

1

BIO 161 Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIO 161L Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1

BIO 162 Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIO 162L Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1

HPR 201 Introduction to Health and Exercise Science

3

HPR 202 Exercise Physiology

3

     
HPR 215 Introduction to Public Health

3

  OR  
HPR 240 Principles of Epidemiology

3

     
HPR 225 Health Psychology

3

HPR 230 Community Health

3

HPR 260 Introduction to Sports Medicine

3

HPR 301 Health/Fitness Program Management

3

HPR 302 Fitness and Health Assessment

3

HPR 304 Developing Physical Training Programs

3

HPR 308 Global Health and Culture

3

HPR 340 Nutrition for Optimal Health

3

HPR 400 Senior Internship

3

HPR 410 Anatomical Kinesiology

3

HPR 415 Applications in Human Performance

3

HPR One (1) health and human performance elective  
PSY 110 Human Growth and Development

3

  OR  
PSY 101 General Psychology

3

Preparing students to be skilled, caring healthcare professionals.

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