|UNC- CH PT PREREQUISITES
THE FOLLOWING ARE THE PREREQUISITES REQUIRED BY THE DIVISION OF PT AT UNC-CH. ALSO LISTED ARE THE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS OF THESE COURSES OFFERED AT UNC. USE THESE DESCRIPTIONS AS A GUIDE. THESE ARE EXAMPLES TO HELP GUIDE YOU IN YOUR COURSE SELECTION.
Principles of Biology I with Lab (BIOL 101 & 101L)
An introduction to the fundamental principles of biology, including cell structure, chemistry, and function, genetics, evolution, adaptation, and ecology. The lab is an examination of the fundamental concepts in biology with emphasis on scientific inquiry. Biological systems will be analyzed through experimentation, dissection, and observation.
Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL 252
An introductory course emphasizing the relationship between and function of the body’s organ systems. The required lab uses computer software to illustrate anatomy and non-invasive experiments to measure activity of major organ systems.
Human Anatomy & Human Anatomy Laboratory (EXSS 175 & 275L) and
The study of the structure of he human body with special emphasis on the musculoskeletal, articular, and nervous systems. Prosected cadaver materials are utilized to study the skeletal muscles and body viscera.
Human Physiology (EXSS 276)
A lecture course in elementary physiology, covering the various systems of the
Introduction to Physiology (PHYI 202, 191, 194, 203)
A course in basic human physiology with an appreciation for its clinical application. Emphasis is on body fluids, various organ systems, and their inter- relationships.
General Descriptive Chemistry I with Lab (CHEM 101 & 101L)
Atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry and conservation of mass, thermochemical changes, and conservation of energy.
General Physics I with Lab (PHYS 104 & 104L)
Course studies consist of mechanics of particles and rigid bodies; Newton’s Laws; conservation principles; oscillatory and wave motion; and sound. Algebra-based
General Physics II with Lab (PHYS 105 & 105L)
Course studies consist of electricity and magnetism; laws of Coulomb, Ampere, and Faraday; electromagnetic oscillations and waves; light diffraction and interference. Algebra-based
General Psychology (PSYC 101)
A survey of major principles of psychology and an introduction to scientific modes of thought about behavior. Students participate in ongoing psychological research in the department.
Physiological Basis of Human Performance (EXSS 376)
The application of physiological principles to sport and physical activity. Both immediate and chronic adaptations to exercise are studied.
UNC Chapel Hill Friday Center For Continuing Education
EXS 3321: Exercise Physiology (Self-Paced Course)
US Sports Academy
**We will also accept the online course offered through the US Sports Academy- www.ussa.edu. The course is SAR 520, Fitness and Exercise Physiology. We will not accept CER 520
North Carolina State University; HESM-478-601 Exercise Physiology and Sports Science
Concordia University – St Paul – has an online undergraduate degree in Exercise Science which includes an Exercise Physiology class. You will need to contact that department to see if non-degree students can take the course.
University of New Mexico, PT 351 Clinical Exercise Physiology http://hsc.unm.edu/som/physther/Online%20Exer%20Phys.shtml
UCLA Extension; PHYSCIX 450 https://www.uclaextension.edu/pages/Course.aspx?reg=Z4042W
Locally and NOT on line—
UNC EXSS 376 Physiological Basis of Human Performance NCCU PEDU4120 Physiology of Exercise
Basic Concepts of Statistics and Data Analysis (STOR 151) or
Elementary introduction to statistical reasoning, including sampling, elementary probability, statistical inference, and data analysis.
Introduction to Statistics (STOR 155) or
Data analysis; correlation and regression; sampling and experimental design; basic probability (random variables, expected values, normal and binomial distributions); hypothesis testing and confidence intervals for means, proportions, and regression parameters; use of spreadsheet software.
Statistical Principles Psychological Research (PSYC 210) or
Consideration of the methodological principles underlying psychological research, descriptive and inferential techniques, and the manner by which they may be employed to design psychological experiments, and analyze behavioral data