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3+3 Dual Degree: Exercise Science and DPT

St. Kate’s offers a convenient dual-degree program combining exercise science and physical therapy. Upon completion of the six-year program, you will have both a bachelor's degree in applied science in exercise science and a doctorate in physical therapy, ready to begin your career in healthcare.

See below for a sample course sequence of the first four years of the program. Upon admission, you will work with an adviser to tailor your courses to fit your individual needs.

Fall
CORE 1000: The Reflective Woman*
PSYC 1000: General Psychology
CHEM 1110: General Chemistry
BIOL 1210: General Biology I

Winter
BIOL 1220: General Biology II
PSYC 2020: Lifespan Developmental Psychology
CHEM 1120: General Chemistry II
Elective

Summer
Elective (if needed)

Fall
BIOL 2510: Anatomy and Physiology I
MATH 1130: Calculus I*
EXSS 2750: Introduction to Exercise Science
EXSS 2800: Measurement and Evaluation in Exercsie Science
EXSS 1030: Health, Fitness and Lifestyle Issues OR two of EXSS 1000–1021 Activity Series courses

Winter
BIOL 2520: Anatomy and Physiology II
PSYC 2050: Statistical Methods in Psychology
EXSS 3350: Kinesiology and Biomechanics
Elective

Summer
160 hours of clinical experience

Fall
EXSS 3510: Developmental Adapted PE
EXSS 3750: Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
PHYS 1080: Physics for the Health Sciences I OR PHYS 1110: Introductory Physics I
CORE 3990: Global Search for Justice*

Winter
PHYS 1090: Physics for the Health Sciences II OR PHYS 1120: Introductory Physics I
EXSS 3610: Motor Learning
INDI 4900: Introduction to Physical Therapy
Elective
Elective

Fall
EXSS 3100: History and Philosophy of Sport and PE
EXSS 3450: Exercise Physiology
EXSS 4602: Internship
FSNU 2200: Food, Nutrition and You or FSNU 3000: Nutrition
Elective

Winter
EXSS 3060: Individual Sports Techniques or EXSS 3050: Teaching Elementary PE
EXSS 3090: Leadership Methods in Exercise Science
EXSS 4300: Advanced Biomechanics
Elective

* Denotes course is part of liberal arts and sciences core requirements (for all majors).

For detailed course descriptions, visit the courses page.