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6 Year combined program in Exercise Science and Physical Therapy

6 Year combined program in Exercise Science and Physical Therapy

The DPT program is a three year graduate program that culminates in a clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy. Students who are accepted into the six-year accelerated program as incoming First Year Undergraduate students will obtain two degrees from Simmons College; a B.S. in Exercise Science after the fourth year and a DPT in Physical Therapy after the sixth year. The Exercise Science program is housed within the Biology Department in the College of Arts and Sciences, while the DPT program is housed within the School for Nursing and Health Sciences. Accelerated DPT students complete all of their undergraduate education in the first three years, and begin their graduate studies in their senior undergraduate year.

First Year

Course Name Number Credits Type
Total 4 Courses
General Biology BIOL-113 4.00 Lecture
Intro. Chemistry: Inorganic CHEM-111 4.00 Lecture
Intro. Chemistry: Organic CHEM-112 4.00 Lecture
Introductory Statistics MATH-118 4.00 Lecture

Sophomore Year

Course Name Number Credits Type
Total 5 Courses
Anatomy & Physiology I BIOL-231 4.00 Lecture
Anatomy & Physiology II BIOL-232 4.00 Lecture
Foundations of Exer & Health BIOL-246 4.00 Lecture
Intro to Psychological Science PSYC-101 4.00 Lecture
Introduction to Nutrition Sci NUTR-112 4.00 Lecture

Junior Year

Course Name Number Credits Type
Total 5 Courses
Exercise Assmnt & Prescription SNHS-361 4.00 Lecture
Exercise Physiology BIOL-332 4.00 Lecture
Health Psychology PSYC-232 4.00 Lecture
Intro Physics I PHYS-110 4.00 Lecture
Intro Physics II PHYS-111 4.00 Lecture

Also Required:

  • CPR with AED Training at Health Care Provider level
  • First Aid Certification