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2014-2015 University Catalog 
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Science Pre-Professional/Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration, BS

About the Program

The Health Science Pre-Professional (HSPP) programs are designed to prepare students for entry into professional schools in a wide arena of health-related professions. Building a solid foundation in the Sciences and Humanities prepares our undergraduates for the challenges of pursuing a career in the diverse and ever-changing healthcare industry. Due to the thoughtful design of our curriculum, students take similar coursework the first two years of enrollment, allowing the flexibility of switching from one HSPP program to another. The most outstanding feature of HSPP is that the course requirements for entry into professional school are incorporated into the plans of study, resulting in no extra coursework for our undergraduates.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

120 credits

Pre-Physical Therapy Core (University Foundational Learning Outcomes) (26-27 credits)

Fulfills 1 Science Core Course

Fulfills 1 Science Core Course


  • select from University list - Credit Hours: 3.00

Behavior/Social Science

Quantitative Reasoning

Electives (27-28 credits)

An Ethics course (such as PHIL 11100 Ethics  or PHIL 27000 Biomedical Ethics ) is highly recommended.

All students must complete 32 credits of 300 level or higher courses at Purdue for graduation

120 credits required for Bachelor of Science degree

University Foundational Learning Outcomes List:


Program Requirements

120 credit hours required
Effective: Fall 2014 Beginners

16-17 Credits

14 Credits

16 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

Fourth Semester

14 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

Junior Year Fifth Semester

14 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

Sixth Semester

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

Senior Year Seventh Semester

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

Eighth Semester

  • Humanities Sel. (H) (Select from University List) - Credit Hours: 3.00 *
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15-16 Credits

University Foundations Learning Outcome List



*(BSS) Behavioral/Social Science - 1 course
*(H) Humanities - 1 course
*(OC) Oral Communication - 1 course
*(QR) Quantitative Reasoning - 1 course
*(S) Science - 2 courses
*(IL) Information Literacy - 1 course
*(STS) Science, Technology, & Society) - 1 course
*(WC) Written Communication - 1 course

Purdue students must complete 32 credit hours of 300 level or above courses for graduation with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Student is responsible for completing and fulfilling all graduation requirements.

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Expired Course

Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired.  However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish