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Physical Therapy Track

Through program courses and service-learning experience, candidates are prepared to help people, organizations, and communities change lifestyle behaviors with the goal of moving toward a state of improved health, resulting in decreases of chronic disease and health care costs.

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Plan Your Degree

Disclaimer: This program map is intended ONLY as a guide for students to plan their course of study. It does NOT replace any information in the Undergraduate Catalog, which is the official guide for completing degree requirements.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
C1: ENGL 1101

English Composition I

3
M: MATH 1111

College Algebra

3
I2: XIDS 2002

First-Year Seminar

2
T1: BIOL 1107 + Lab

Principles of Biology I

4
S: Social Science 3

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1101 with a C or better.
  • Complete Core IMPACTS Math C or better.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.
  • For best opportunity for admission into a graduate program, complete lab science with a B or better.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
C2: ENGL 1102

English Composition II

3
T2: BIOL 1108 + Lab

Principles of Biology II

4
I1: ANTH 1101

Voices of Culture

3
S: PSYC 1101

Intro to General Psychology

3
A1: Fine Arts 3

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1102 with a C or better.
  • Earn 16 or more credit hours.
  • For best opportunity for admission into a graduate program, complete lab science with a B or better.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 16 Spring Credit Hours = 31 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
F: CMWL 2100

Intro to Health & Community Wellness

2
F: MATH 1112

Trigonometry

3
F: BIOL 2251 + Lab

Anatomy and Physiology I

4
P: Citizenship 3
A2: Humanities 3

Milestones:

  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.
  • Complete Area F Courses with C or better.
  • For better opportunity for admission into a graduate program, complete lab science with a B or better.
  • Complete CMWL pre-test in CMWL 2100.
  • Must Pass CMWL 2100 with a C or better before beginning CMWL major Courses.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
F: BIOL 2252 + Lab

Anatomy and Physiology II

4
F: CMWL 2200

Social Determinants

3
T3: MATH 1401

Elementary Statistics

3
F: PHED 2628

First Aid & CPR for Ed majors

1
P: Citizenship 3

Milestones:

  • Complete Area F Courses with a C or Better.
  • For best opportunity for admission into a graduate program, complete lab science with B or better.
  • Maintain GPA 3.0 or better.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 14 Spring Credit Hours = 29 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
CHEM 1211 + Lab

Principles of Chemistry I

4
PHED 4603

Advanced Concepts of Personal Training

3
CMWL 4103

Applied Research Methods in Health & Community Wellness

3
CMWL 3101

Mental and Emotional Wellness

3

Milestone:

  • PHED 4603 has a prerequisite.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
CMWL 3220

Health Promotion, Ed, and Program Eval

3
CMWL 3102

Psychology of Health and Wellness

3
PSYC 3010

Human Growth and Development

4
CHEM 1212 + Lab

Principles of Chemistry II

4

Milestones:

  • For better opportunity for admission into a graduate program, complete lab science with a B or better.
  • Maintain GPA 3.0 or better.
  • Obtain 40 hours of physical therapy observation logged (setting #1).
  • CMWL 3102 has a prerequisite.

Term 3: Summer

Course Name Credit Hours
PHYS 1111 + Lab

Introductory Physics 1

4
CMWL 4000

Exercise and Wellness Programming for Special Populations

3

Milestones:

  • Complete CMWL course with C or Better.
  • For better opportunity for admission into a graduate program, complete lab science with a B or better.
    Maintain GPA 3.0 or better.
  • Obtain 20 hours of physical therapy observation logged (setting #2).
  • CMWL 4000 has a prerequisite.

 

13 Fall Credit Hours + 14 Spring Credit Hours + 7 Summer Credit Hours = 34 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
PHYS 1112 + Lab

Introductory Physics II

4
CMWL 3110

Program Evaluation in Community Settings

3
CMWL 4101

Worksite Wellness Programs

3
PSYC 3150

Abnormal Psychology

4

Milestone:

  • CMWL 3110 and PSYC 3150 have a prerequisite.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
CMWL 4100

Wellness Coaching

3
CMWL 4102

Service Learning in Health & C. Wellness

3
PHED 4501

Contemporary Health Issues

3
CMWL 3210

Principles of Nutrition

3

Milestones:

  • Complete courses with C or Better.
  • For better opportunity for admission into a graduate program, complete lab science with a B or better.
  • Maintain GPA 3.0 or better.
  • Obtain 40 hours of physical therapy observation logged (setting #3).
  • Complete CMWL exit content exam for graduation.
  • CMWL 4100 and CMWL 4102 Have a prerequisite.

14 Fall Credit Hours + 12 Spring Credit Hours = 26 Credit Hours

Crush Your Course

First Year:

  • Complete ENGL 1101, 1102, and Area A2 Math courses with a C or better.
  • Complete Lab Science with a B or better.

Middle Years:

  • Complete CMWL pre-test in CMWL 2100. Pass CMWL 2100 with a C or better before beginning CMWL major courses.
  • Obtain 40 hours of Physical Therapy observation logged in each setting (1 & 2)
  • Maintain 3.0 or better GPA.

Last Year:

  • Apply for an internship.
  • Maintain 3.0 or better GPA.
  • Obtain 40 hours of observation in setting #3.
  • Complete CMWL exit content exam for graduation.

Find Your Place

First Year:

  • Join S.H.I.F.T. (Health and Community Wellness Club).
  • Volunteer with the Wolf Wellness Lab.
  • Contact a certified physical therapist to shadow/observe or interview.

Middle Years:

  • Volunteer with a community health organization.
  • Take a leadership role in S.H.I.F.T.
  • Apply for an internship.
  • Explore Doctoral Programs in Physical Therapy.
  • Gain summer work experience (e.g. summer camps, internship.)

Last Year:

  • Attend a conference in PT or a related field as a student member.
  • Complete a research project with a faculty member.
  • Apply to Graduate School/Graduate Assistantships.

Broaden Your Perspectives

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Middle Years:

Last Year:

Connect Off-Campus

First Year:

  • Visit Wolves Vote to learn about the voting process and registration.
  • Consider volunteering for a campaign or organization in your community.

Middle Years:

  • Complete an internship in your field.
  • Consider a summer or part-time job.
  • Ask your department about networking opportunities with alumni.

Last Year:

  • Ask for advice from professionals in your field of interest.
  • Explore career shadowing opportunities.

Take Care of Yourself

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Middle Years:

Last Year:

Pave Your Path

First Year:

Middle Year:

  • Draft your resume and attend a resume blitz.
  • Learn about how to network on social media and update your Handshake profile.
  • Draft your personal statement.
  • Visit the graduate school to find out about graduate programs and admission requirements.

Last Year:

  • Request references from professors and supervisors.
  • Draft your resume cover letter and personal statement and revise it with career services.
  • Attend business fairs and career fairs at UWG and across the state.
  • Attend an interview workshop.
  • Apply for graduate programs.

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