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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinical Physiology Major, BS

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Program Director
Vincent M. Nethery, PhD

Timothy Burnham PhD
Leonardo D’Acquisto, EdD
James DePaepe, PhD
Eric Foch, PhD
Vincent Nethery, PhD
Kelly Pritchett, PhD, RDN
Robert Pritchett, PhD
Karen Roemer, PhD

The bachelor of science - clinical physiology specifically prepares students to enter graduate or specialized post-baccalaureate professional programs in critical high-demand, health-care arenas including physical and occupational therapy, physicians’ assistants, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, sports medicine-athletic training, chiropractic medicine, and others. This degree also prepares students for advanced graduate study in integrated human and exercise physiology. Most clinical health-care professions require education beyond the bachelor degree level. Additional courses may be needed to satisfy all prerequisites for admission eligibility to some graduate and professional programs.

A grade of C or higher is required in all pre-admission, required courses, and elective courses in this major.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of structural components and the interrelationships between these structural components in the human organism.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the physiologic processes that govern organism functioning and maintain homeostasis with specific emphasis on humans.
  • Describe the impact of personal behaviors - lifestyle decisions (e.g.) physical activity and energy balance on human structural and functional integrity.
  • Identify, describe, and employ the various components of scientific inquiry including deductive reasoning, the analysis of data and the establishment of defensible conclusions.

Pre-admission Total Credits: 20

Total Required Courses Credits: 56

Total Elective Credits: 24

Total Credits: 100

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