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Rehabilitative Science (B.S.)

The physiological benefits of exercise upon the human condition are well documented; moreover, research continues to demonstrate the benefits of physical activity on social, spiritual and mental/ emotional well being. Attaining knowledge and skills related to physical health, fitness and wellness allows for the promotion of total well being. It is the aim of the Kinesiology department to:

  1. Promote the benefits of an active lifestyle to the campus community.
  2. Prepare students for graduate school who wish to attend.
  3. Prepare professional educators in the field of Physical Education.
  4. Prepare professionals for careers in health, fitness, and wellness industries.
  5. Prepare athletic trainers for careers in education, clinical practice, and amateur or professional sports.

 STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES 

  1. Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of muscular function. 
  2. Students will contrast environmental factors and their effect on human performance. 

Courses

Rehabilitative Science General Education Requirements

Rehabilitative Science General Education Requirements - 46 hours 
English 1301, 1302, and three hours sophomore literature - 9 hours
Fine Arts (three hours from music, theatre, fine arts, art, or equivalent) - 3 hours
Religion 1320 and 1330 - 6 hours
History - 3 hours
Political Science 2305 - 3 hours
Social Science (CJUS, ECON, GEOG, POSC, PSYC, SOCI) - 3 hours
Physical Activity - KINE 1238 - 2 hours
Science - BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 with a grade of "C" or better - 8 hours
KINESIOLOGY  - 92 hours
Mathematics 1314 and three additional hours with a grade of "C" or better - 6 hours 
Speech 1311, 1315, or 1318 - 3 hours
Major area of study - 68 hours
Minor (optional, minimum of 18 hours if selected) -18 hours
Electives (to total 120 hours)
Total: Minimum one hundred twenty (120) semester hours 

Rehabilitative Science Major Requirements

Rehabilitative Science Major Requirements Completion of sixty-nine (69) semester hours: Rehabilitative Core Requirements: 
KINE 2302 General Medical Conditions in Exercise and Sport
KINE 2307 Upper Extremity Injury Assessment in Athletic Training
KINE 2308 Lower Extremity Injury in Assessment in Athletic Training
KINE 3300 Therapeutic Modalities
KINE 3302 Injury Rehabilitation Techniques
KINE 4305 Kinesiology Internship
KINE 4310 Human Diseases
Biology Core Requirements:
BIOL 2301 Medical Terminology and Health Occupations
BIOL 1406 General Biology I
BIOL 1407 General Biology II
Chemistry Core Requirements:
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II
CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II Laboratory
Kinesiology Core Requirements:
KINE 3311 Exercise Physiology
KINE 3312 Kinesiology and Applied Anatomy
KINE 4303 Applied Biomechanics
Psychology Core Requirements:
PSYC 2332 Introduction to Research Methods
PSYC 4304 Abnormal Psychology
Six (6) additional hours of advanced psychology courses, three of which must be developmental psychology
Eight (8) hours from Chemistry or Physics:
CHEM 3303 General Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 3103 General Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM 3304 General Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 3104 General Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
OR
PHYS 1401 General Physics I
PHYS 1402 General Physics II

Admission Requirements for Rehabilitative Science

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR REHABILITATIVE SCIENCE MAJOR
As part of the application process, the student must submit the following:
• A completed application form
• Current Health Care Provider CPR and First Aid certifications
• Completion of favorable criminal background screening
• Health and Immunization Packet (includes health history form, immunizations form, and physical examination for completion by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant) • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
• Possible interview with selection committee Further information about the above requirements can be found below. Selection Criteria for Admission To be considered for admission, the student must meet the following criteria:
• Completed application with all support components present
• 27 hours of college-level credit, excluding physical activity courses, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 

Retention and Progression Policy for Rehabilitative Science

RETENTION AND PROGRESSION POLICY FOR REHABILITATIVE SCIENCE MAJOR

Students must earn a minimum grade of "C" in all courses within the major and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all courses.  Failure to maintain acceptable academic standards as listed above will result in the student being placed on probationary status for one semester.  If the student shows a lack of academic progress and has not achieved an acceptable GPA (3.0 cumulative minimum) by the end of the probationary semester, the student may be dismissed from the program.  Once academic standards have been met the student may apply for readmission to the program. Annually after admission, the student must also complete the following requirements.  Students that fail to complete the following may be removed from the program:

• Completion of Blood-borne Pathogen, OSHA, and/or Universal Precautions Training
• Completion of HIPAA/FERPA Confidentiality Training

Required Cost During Matriculation for Rehabilitative Science

REQUIRED COSTS DURING MATRICULATION FOR REHABILITATIVE SCIENCE MAJOR

Along with university tuition, rehabilitative science students may be required to pay course fees each semester to cover the cost of liability insurance and materials for the program.  It is also the student's responsibility to maintain current certifications, pay for visits related to physical examination, annual immunizations, and testing.  Students are also responsible for travel to and from observation and/or internship sites.

Semester by Semester Plans

Catalog Year 2019-2020
Catalog Year 2018 - 2019
Catalog Year 2017 - 2018
Catalog Year 2016 - 2017
Catalog Year 2015 - 2016

Course Rotations

Four Year Course Rotations