About the degree
This degree provides a broad preparation in science and research, with an emphasis on physiology and rehabilitation. Electives can be selected that will enable the graduate to earn any of several academic minors or credentials, such as neuroscience, psychology, or gerontology. The Rehabilitation Science degree has also "been specifically designed by the physical therapy faculty to meet the needs of students" who wish to pursue graduate education in "the fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy or sports medicine."
Program of study
The bachelor's degree program of study combines the strong science curriculum (chemistry, physics, biology, anatomy and physiology) that is needed for success in the health professions, with a curriculum founded in the behavioral sciences (general and abnormal psychology; health and human development). The student's knowledge of exercise and exercise principles is developed in a three-course sequence that focuses on the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and cardiovascular-pulmonary bases for exercise. Majors may customize their programs by selecting as many as six elective courses from the biological, behavioral and health sciences.
Students wishing to pursue this major should be aware that overall GPA and science GPAs of 3.0 are required for consideration for most Doctor of Physical Therapy programs. For Armstrong progression requirements, please refer to the Armstrong Undergraduate Catalog.
Advisement and Registration
Please refer to the Armstrong academic calendar for advisement and registration dates. Refer to Port of Armstrong to obtain your advisor's name. Contact our office at 912.344.2580 with further questions.