Exercise Science, B.S.

Saint Louis University's department in physical therapy and athletic training offer a Master of Athletic Training (M.A.T.) and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.).  Freshman entry students receive a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science after completion of the first four years of the D.P.T. or M.A.T. program.

For additional information see the catalog entries for:

Athletic Training, Master of

Physical Therapy, Doctor of

University Undergraduate Core32-35
Requirements that meet the University Undergraduate Core
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
Principles of Chemistry 1 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 1 Lab
Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research
Interprofessional Collaboration and Healthcare in Global Context
Interprofessional Community Practicum
Pre-Calculus
Ethics
Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
General Psychology
Major Requirements
ANAT 1000Basic Human Anatomy3
ANAT 4000Human Gross Anatomy6
ANAT 4300AHP Neurosciences5
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
CHEM 1480
CHEM 1485
Principles of Chemistry 2 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 2 Lab
4
IPE 4200Applied Decision-Making in Interprofessional Practice3
PHIL 1050Introduction to Philosophy: Self and Reality3
PHYS 1220
PHYS 1235
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
4
PHYS 1240
PHYS 1255
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
4
PPY 2540Human Physiology4
PSY 3460Abnormal Psychology3
STAT 1100Introduction to Statistics3
Total Credits78-81

Athletic Training Concentration (B.S. in Exercise Science)

MAT 1000Intro to Athletic Training1
MAT 2000AT Student Development I1
MAT 3000Athletic Training Student Development II2
MAT 3230Exercise Physiology3
MAT 5010Principles of Athletic Training2
MAT 5100Kinesiology3
MAT 5125Therapeutic Modalities3
MAT 5133Lab Studies and Imaging2
MAT 5160Aspects of Nutrition2
MAT 5240Musculoskeletal Assessment & Management I4
MAT 5250Musculoskeletal Assessment and Management II4
MAT 5500Rehabilitation in AT I4
MAT 5800Medical Conditions and Physical Activity3
Total Credits34

Physical Therapy Concentration (B.S. in Exercise Science)

ANAT 4300AHP Neurosciences5
DPT 1111Self and Community in PT1
DPT 1212Student Development II: Fueling the Fire, Discovering Your Passion2
DPT 2213Professionalism and Physical Therapy Thought1
DPT 3214Reflections on the Core and the Future1
DPT 3230Exercise Physiology3
DPT 5121Kinesiology I3
DPT 5125Therapeutic Modalities3
DPT 5127Basic Examination3
DPT 5131Survey of Disease3
DPT 5132Pharmacology1
DPT 5133Lab Studies & Imaging2
DPT 5147Human Growth and Development3
DPT 5222Kinesiology II3
DPT 5226Therapeutic Exercise2
DPT 5228Basic Procedures2
DPT 5241Clinical Research and Design2
DPT 5261Musculoskeletal Conditions I2
DPT 5276Documentation1
DPT 5290Skills Practicum1
Total Credits44

Roadmaps are recommended semester-by-semester plans of study for programs and assume full-time enrollment unless otherwise noted.  

Courses and milestones designated as critical (marked with !) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation. Transfer credit may change the roadmap.

This roadmap should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor/mentor each semester.  Requirements, course availability and sequencing are subject to change.

Athletic Training Concentration (B.S. in Exercise Science)

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
CHEM 1080
CHEM 1085
Principles of Chemistry 1 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 1 Lab (satisfies CORE 3800)
4
CORE 1500 Cura Personalis 1: Self in Community 1
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research (satisfies CORE 1900) 3
XXXXModern Foreign Language Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
CHEM 1480
CHEM 1485
Principles of Chemistry 2 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 2 Lab
4
CORE 1000 Ignite First Year Seminar 2
CORE 1200 Eloquentia Perfecta 2: Oral and Visual Communication 3
MAT 1000 Intro to Athletic Training 1
MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus 1 3
XXXXModern Foreign Language Elective 3
 Credits16
Year Two
Fall
CORE 1700 Ultimate Questions: Philosophy 3
IPE 2100 Interprofessional Collaboration and Healthcare in Global Context 3
MAT 2000 AT Student Development I 1
PHYS 1220
PHYS 1235
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab 1
4
PPY 2540 Human Physiology 4
PSY 1010 General Psychology (satisfies CORE 3600) 3
 Credits18
Spring
ANAT 1000 Basic Human Anatomy 3
CORE 1600 Ultimate Questions: Theology 3
CORE 2500 Cura Personalis 2: Self in Contemplation 0
IPE 4200 Applied Decision-Making in Interprofessional Practice 3
PHYS 1240
PHYS 1255
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab 1
4
XXXXUpper Division Psychology Elective 3
 Credits16
Year Three
Fall
CORE 2800 Eloquentia Perfecta 3: Creative Expression 2-3
CORE 3400 Ways of Thinking: Aesthetics, History, and Culture 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics 3
STAT 1100 Introduction to Statistics (satisfies CORE 3200) 3
XXXXElective 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits17-18
Spring
IPE 4900 Interprofessional Community Practicum (satisfies CORE 4000) 2
MAT 3000 Athletic Training Student Development II (satisfies CORE 3500) 2
MAT 3230 Exercise Physiology 3
XXXXElective 3
XXXXElective 3
XXXXElective 3
 Credits16
Summer
ANAT 4000 Human Gross Anatomy 6
MAT 5010 Principles of Athletic Training 2
 Credits8
Year Four
Fall
MAT 5100 Kinesiology 3
MAT 5125 Therapeutic Modalities 3
MAT 5133 Lab Studies and Imaging 2
MAT 5240 Musculoskeletal Assessment & Management I 4
MAT 5700 AT Clinical Practicum I 3
 Credits15
Spring
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science awarded upon completion of Semester Eight  
MAT 5250 Musculoskeletal Assessment and Management II 4
MAT 5500 Rehabilitation in AT I 4
MAT 5650 Research in Athletic Training 2
MAT 5750 AT Clinical Practicum II 3
MAT 5800 Medical Conditions and Physical Activity 3
 Credits16
Summer
MAT 5900 AT Field Experience 2
 Credits2
Year Five
Fall
MAT 5160 Aspects of Nutrition 2
MAT 5550 Rehabilitation in Athletic Training II 3
MAT 5600 Athletic Training Administration 3
MAT 5620 Psychology of Sport and Injury 3
MAT 6010 Contemporary Clinical Practice 2
MAT 6700 AT Clinical Practicum III 4
 Credits17
Spring
MAT 6160 Enhancing Human Performance 3
MAT 6750 AT Clinical Practicum IV 4
MAT 6800 Seminar in Athletic Training 3
MAT 6960 AT Capstone Project 2
 Credits12
 Total Credits168-169

Physical Therapy Concentration (B.S. in Exercise Science)

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
BIOL 1240
BIOL 1245
General Biology: Information Flow and Evolution
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
4
CHEM 1080
CHEM 1085
Principles of Chemistry 1 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 1 Lab
4
CORE 1700 Ultimate Questions: Philosophy (satisfies CORE 1700) 3
DPT 1111 Self and Community in PT (satisfies CORE 1500) 1
ENGL 1900 Advanced Strategies of Rhetoric and Research (satisfies CORE 1900) 3
 Credits15
Spring
BIOL 1260
BIOL 1265
General Biology: Transformations of Energy and Matter
and Principles of Biology II Laboratory
4
CHEM 1480
CHEM 1485
Principles of Chemistry 2 Lecture
and Principles of Chemistry 2 Lab
4
DPT 1212 Student Development II: Fueling the Fire, Discovering Your Passion (satisfies CORE 1000) 2
MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus 3
CORE 1200 Eloquentia Perfecta 2: Oral and Visual Communication (satisfies CORE 1200) 3
 Credits16
Year Two
Fall
IPE 2100 Interprofessional Collaboration and Healthcare in Global Context 3
PHYS 1220
PHYS 1235
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
4
PPY 2540 Human Physiology 4
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
XXXXElective (for minor) 3
 Credits17
Spring
ANAT 1000 Basic Human Anatomy 3
DPT 2213 Professionalism and Physical Therapy Thought (satisfies CORE 2500) 1
IPE 4200 Applied Decision-Making in Interprofessional Practice 3
PHYS 1240
PHYS 1255
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
4
XXXXElective (for minor) 3
XXXXElective (for minor) 3
 Credits17
Year Three
Fall
Participation in Study Abroad Optional  
CORE 1600 Ultimate Questions: Theology 3
CORE 2800 Eloquentia Perfecta 3: Creative Expression 2-3
CORE 3400 Ways of Thinking: Aesthetics, History, and Culture 3
PHIL 2050
Ethics
or Foundations in Clinical Health Care Ethics
3
PSY 3460 Abnormal Psychology 3
XXXXElective (for minor) 3
 Credits17-18
Spring
DPT 3230 Exercise Physiology 3
IPE 4900 Interprofessional Community Practicum (satisfies CORE 4000) 2
STAT 1100 Introduction to Statistics 3
DPT3214Reflections on the Core and the Future satisfies CORE 3500 1
XXXXElective (for minor) 3
XXXXElective (for minor) 3
 Credits15
Summer
ANAT 4000 Human Gross Anatomy 6
 Credits6
Year Four
Fall
DPT 5121 Kinesiology I 3
DPT 5125 Therapeutic Modalities 3
DPT 5127 Basic Examination 3
DPT 5131 Survey of Disease 3
DPT 5132 Pharmacology 1
DPT 5133 Lab Studies & Imaging 2
DPT 5147 Human Growth and Development 3
 Credits18
Spring
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science - PT awarded upon completion of Semester Eight  
ANAT 4300 AHP Neurosciences 5
DPT 5222 Kinesiology II 3
DPT 5226 Therapeutic Exercise 2
DPT 5228 Basic Procedures 2
DPT 5241 Clinical Research and Design 2
DPT 5261 Musculoskeletal Conditions I 2
DPT 5276 Documentation 1
DPT 5290 Skills Practicum 1
 Credits18
Year Five
Fall
DPT 5123 Clinical Gait 2
DPT 5134 Multi System Management 3
DPT 5135 Cardiopulmonary Conditions 3
DPT 5137 Aspects of Nutrition 2
DPT 5142 Evidence Based Practice 2
DPT 5149 Applied Neuroscience 2
DPT 5162 Musculoskeletal Conditions II 3
 Credits17
Spring
DPT 5215 Professional Development I 2
DPT 5218 Effective Communication and Teaching 3
DPT 5251 Neurological Conditions I 4
DPT 5263 Musculoskeletal Conditions III 4
DPT 5271 Patient Management I 3
DPT 5291 Clinical Experience IA 2
 Credits18
Summer
DPT 6072 Patient Management II (Online course taken during clinical rotations) 1
DPT 6077 Department Administration (Online course taken during clinical rotations) 2
DPT 6091 Clinical Experience IB 2
DPT 6092 Clinical Experience IIA 2
 Credits7
Year Six
Fall
DPT 6116 Professional Development II 2
DPT 6124 Biomechanical Interventions 3
DPT 6138 Concepts of Wellness 1
DPT 6152 Neurological Conditions II 2
DPT 6164 Musculoskeletal Conditions IV 3
DPT 6173 Patient Management III 2
DPT 6178 Applied Administration and Management 2
DPT 618XPhysical Therapy Elective (optional) 1
DPT 6192 Clinical Experience IIB 2
 Credits18
Spring
Doctor of Physical Therapy awarded upon completion of Semester 12  
DPT 6293 Clinical Experience III 3
DPT 6294 Clinical Experience IV 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits205-206

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