General Education Curriculum
All degree programs require completion of the General Education Curriculum. A complete description of the gen ed and its requirements are available in the General Education Curriculum section of the Daemen catalog. Courses that satisfy a portion or complete a core requirement will have such designation indicated after the course title.
Requirements for the BS Portion of the BS, NS/DPT Curriculum
MAJOR: SCIENCES AND PHYSICAL THERAPY: 75 CREDITS
- The following courses require a minimum grade of C:
- BCH317 Bio-Organic Chemistry Lecture (3)
- BIO109/L-110/L General Biology I-II (3/1; 3/1)
- BIO330/L-340/L General Anatomy; General Physiology (4/0; 4/0)
- CHE110/L-111/L Chemistry I-II (4/0; 4/0)
- PHY201/L-202/L Physics I-II (3/1; 3/1)
- PT101-201 Freshman/Sophomore Seminar in Physical Therapy (1/1)
- PT312 Principles of Teaching and Learning (3)
- PT504/L-505/L Clinical Functional Anatomy I & II (3/0; 2/0)
- PT506/L-507/LKinesiology & Biomechanics I & II (3/0; 2/0)
- PT508/L Physiology of Exercise (3/0)
- PT517 Clinical Medicine I (3)
- PT547a Neurobiology I (2)
- PT547b Differential Diagnosis and Medical Screening (2)
- PT551 Integrative Seminar in Physical Therapy I-II (0/0)
- Natural & Health Science Electives: Select 6 credits from the listing below.
- CMP101 English Composition (3)
- PSY103 Intro to Psychology (3)
- CMP315 Advanced Composition for Health Professionals (3)
General Education Curriculum: 36 CREDITS
- First Year Seminar (3)
- Learning Communities (6)
- Depth – Discovery (9)
- Breadth – Exploration:
- Natural Sciences and Mathematics:
- Choose one course from: Math, or Computer Science. (3)
- MTH134 Pre-Calculus (3) *
- Social Sciences:
- Choose two courses from: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Psychology, Linguistics, Political Science, and Sociology. (6)
- Natural Sciences and Mathematics:
Choose two courses from: Art, English, Language (French or Spanish), Music, Philosophy, Religion, and Theater. (6)
FREE ELECTIVES: 9 CREDITS:
A maximum of 6 credits may be taken in science courses. A minimum of 3 credits are required in Service Learning.
Note: * A minimum C grade required
NOTE: CORE ELECTIVES AND FREE ELECTIVES
Some courses have overlapping content and therefore credit for only one course in each of the following pairs may be counted as a required or elective health science course: HPR301 and PT508; HPR317 and PT504 and/or PT505; HPR317 and PT506 and/or PT507; HPR320 AND PT517.
GRADUATE SCHOOL TRACK CURRICULUM
Students preparing for graduate school in the traditional sciences, medicine, or dentistry substitute CHE301/L and 302/L Organic Chemistry I-II lecture and lab for BCH317 Bio-Organic Chemistry (lecture). Consideration may also be given to MTH144 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I and substitution of PHY151/L-152/L General Physics I-II lecture and lab for PHY201/L-202/L Physics I-II lecture and lab.
TOTAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BS PORTION OF THE CURRICULUM = 120 CREDITS
Requirements for the DPT Portion of the BS, NS/DPT Curriculum
NOTE: Some courses will be taken concurrently with BS studies.
MAJOR: 83 CREDITS
- PT501Applied Biostatistics (3)
- PT509/L Principles & Applications of Physical Agents (4/0)
- PT514/L-515/L Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation I-II (5/0; 5/0)
- PT516 Clinical Problem Solving in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (2)
- PT521/LProsthetics & Orthotics (2/0)
- PT530 Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Disability (3)
- PT532 Motor Control & Motor Learning (2)
- PT539/L Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation (3/0)
- PT542/L Neurobiology II (4/0)
- PT544/L-545/L Neuromuscular Rehabilitation I-II (5/0; 5/0)
- PT546-549 Clinical Medicine II-III (3/2)
- PT548 Integumentary Care (3)
- PT551Integrative Seminar in Physical Therapy III-IV (0)
- PT651Integrative Seminar in Physical Therapy V (0)
- PT553 Introduction to Clinical Research Design (1)
- PT554-555 Clinical Research I-II (2/2)
- PT563-564-565-566-567 Clinical Exposure I-V (1/1/1/1/1)
- PT575Pre-Clinical Seminar (1)
- PT577-582-680-690 Clinical Internship I-II-III-IV (3/3/4/4)
- PT600 Clinical Problem Solving in Neuromuscular Rehabilitation (2)
- PT606/L Rehabilitation of the Patient with Spinal Cord Injury (1)
- PT610 Management &Administrative Issues in Physical Therapy (4)
- PT612 Prevention, Health Promotion, Fitness & Wellness (2)
TOTAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DPT PORTION OF THE CURRICULUM = 85 CREDITS
TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: BS (120); DPT (85) = 205 CREDITS
Natural Science or Health Science Electives
Select from the following courses. A minimum grade of C is required. Note that some courses have prerequisites (consult course descriptions in the Daemen catalog or the schedule of course offerings which is accessible on the Daemen website).
- BCH313/L General Biochemistry (3/1)
- BIO247/347/447 Selected Topics (3-4)
- BIO302/L General Ecology (3/1)
- BIO303/L Plant Biology (4/0)
- BIO/SUST304 Conservation Biology (3) – CI; CR; ME; WI
- BIO308/L Genetics (3/1)
- BIO315/L General Microbiology (3/1)
- BIO322/L Invertebrate Biology (4/0)
- BIO323/L Animal Biology (4/0)
- BIO324/L Vertebrate Biology (4/0)
- BIO325 Cell Biology (3)
- BIO333/L Developmental Biology (4/0)
- BIO335/L Animal Behavior (4/0)
- BIO417 Immunology (3)
- BIO436/L Evolutionary Biology (4/0)
- BIO/BCH440/L Molecular Biology (3/1)
- CHE301/L Organic Chemistry I (3/1)
- CHE302/L Organic Chemistry II (3/1)
- CHE303/L Introduction to Physical Chemistry (4/0)
- CHE304/L Advanced Topics in Physical Chemistry (4/0)
- CHE311/L Contemporary Chemical Analysis (4/0)
- CHE312/L Modern Instrumental Analysis (4/0)
- CHE447 Selected Topics (3-4)
- ENS205 Planet Earth I: Physical Features (3)
- ENS206 Planet Earth II: Geographical Features (3)
- ENS/NSC303 Environmental Toxicology (3) – CT
- ENS304/L Environmental Chemistry (3/1)
- NSC310 Biostatistics (3) ) — CT
- NSC331 Natural Science Literature Survey (2)
- NSC342 Biomaterials (3)
- NSC4__ Natural Science Research Problems (3)
- NSC443 Natural Science Research Seminar (2)
- PAS511 Clinical Microbiology/Immunology (3)
Humanities and Social Science Requirements
In order to ensure sufficient breadth and depth of understanding of a liberal arts education, students will complete a minimum of 6 credits of studies in at least two areas in humanities and social sciences in addition to composition studies. Therefore, a student must complete 4 courses (12 credits) total in Humanities/Social Sciences: 2 courses taken in one designated area of Humanities/Social Sciences, and 2 courses taken in another designated area in Humanities/Social Sciences (Example: 2 courses taken in History [HST], and 2 courses taken in Psychology [PSY]). Humanities/Social Science course designations are: Economics (ECO); Fine Arts (Art [ART], Theater [THA]); Foreign Languages (Chinese [CHI], French [FRE], Italian [ITA], Spanish [SPA]); History (HST); Humanities; Literature (LIT); Music (MUS); Philosophy (PHI); Political Science (PSC); Psychology (PSY); Religious Studies (REL); Sociology (SOC).
- This program leads to multiple degrees. Degrees are conferred separately: the BS upon completion of all baccalaureate requirements; the DPT upon completion of the entire BS and DPT requirements.
- The Biology minor is earned as part of the BS, Natural Science major, Health Science specialization.
- Prior to the start of the Professional phase (Year 4) of the program, all coursework referenced in the first 3 years must be completed in full.
Applicants for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Natural Science/Doctor of Physical Therapy (BS, NS/DPT) program who is currently enrolled in high school should apply directly to the Daemen College Office of Admissions. You may apply online at https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=DAEMEN-U. First-year applicants are required to have three years of high school science (including chemistry,) with three years of high school mathematics (including trigonometry) recommended. The Admissions Committee will also consider standardized test scores, high school GPA, transcripts (including grade performance and rigor of courses selected), extracurricular activities, class rank, and counselor or teacher recommendations.
Transfer applicants for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Natural Science/Doctor of Physical Therapy (BS, NS/DPT) program at the pre-professional phase should apply directly to the Daemen College Office of Admissions. You may apply online at https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=DAEMEN-U. The Admissions Committee will consider overall GPA and science GPA in previous college course credits to be transferred, standardized test scores, and all required application materials and required documents.
Requirements for Progression to the Professional Phase of the Program
For Bachelor of Science in Natural Science/Doctor of Physical Therapy (BS, NS/DPT) first-year entry and pre-professional phase transfer students, a complete description of all policies and procedures for progression to the professional phase of the program is provided upon admission and is available at Department of Physical Therapy Criteria For Progression To The Professional Physical Therapy Program.
Students accepted to the Bachelor of Science in Natural Science/Doctor of Physical Therapy (BS, NS/DPT) program as first-year students are guaranteed admission to the professional phase of the program provided they achieve the requirements detailed in the Department of Physical Therapy Criteria For Progression To The Professional Physical Therapy Program.
First-year enrolled students pursuing a change of major to the Bachelor of Science in Natural Science/Doctor of Physical Therapy (BS, NS/DPT) and pre-professional phase transfer students accepted to the Bachelor of Science in Natural Science/Doctor of Physical Therapy (BS, NS/DPT) or pursuing a change of major to the Bachelor of Science in Natural Science/Doctor of Physical Therapy (BS, NS/DPT) will be accepted to the professional phase of the program based upon achievement of the requirements detailed in the Department of Physical Therapy Criteria For Progression To The Professional Physical Therapy Program and based on space availability.
All new incoming students: please see Criteria For Progression To The Professional Physical Therapy Program. The criteria are available online or upon request from the Physical Therapy departmental office.
Requirements for Continuance in the Professional Phase of the Program
Detailed information on minimum grade requirements and other requirements to maintain good academic standing in the professional program is available from the Physical Therapy Department. A minimum grade of C or Pass (for courses graded Pass/Fail) in all courses and a minimum 3.0 GPA in each semester of the curriculum is required in the professional program.
Satisfactory completion of all requirements as per the terms set forth by the Physical Therapy Department.
Suggested Course Sequence
Access the suggested course sequence for the BS/DPT, Natural Science-Health Science specialization/Physical Therapy, from the Physical Therapy Department web page or the Program Plans site on the Registrar’s webpage.