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Applied Science in Exercise Science (apes)
Program Options: B.A., B.S.
St. Kate's offers the opportunity to apply your liberal arts education in the field of physical therapy through a unique 3+3 dual-degree program in Applied Science in Exercise Science/Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). The dual-degree program allows you to complete your bachelor's degree while pursuing the DPT degree.
As an applied science in exercise science major, you will complete the exercise science pre-physical therapy sequence of courses and supporting work for the DPT program. This includes courses in biology, anatomy, physiology, chemistry, physics, psychology, statistics and mathematics, while providing a special emphasis in exercise science.
The exercise science courses focus on developing an understanding of human movement, including the assessment of fitness levels, individual capabilities, movement and injury. In addition to DPT prerequisite courses, you will take classes in areas such as measurement and evaluation in physical education, kinesiology and the care and prevention of athletic injuries. If you choose to complete the fourth year course work prior to applying for the DPT program you will be prepared to work in a variety of areas of the health and fitness industry, as well as graduate programs in athletic training, exercise physiology and biomechanics.
To enroll in this program, you apply to the DPT program during your junior year. If you are admitted to the DPT program, you receive a B.A. or B.S. (your choice) in applied science in exercise science upon completion of the first year of the DPT program. The curriculum for the applied science in exercise science major is listed in the Pre-Professional Programs (Pre-Physical Therapy) section of this catalog.