Students Interested in Post-Graduate Professional Health Programs
In many cases, Exercise Science is an appropriate major for students who desire to attend a health-related professional school following completion of their bachelor’s degree (i.e., physician assistant, physical therapy, chiropractic, homeopathic, or medical school programs). Students should work with their advisor and the Pre-Professional Health Program Advising Center to plot out a program of study that includes the taking of prerequisite courses for the post-graduate school(s) of interest to the student. Despite this planning, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to meet all of the prerequisite courses prior to graduation and you may therefore need to take some courses over the summer or following graduation.
Students should also be aware that the internship is the culminating experience for all Exercise Science majors and can only be taken after all required degree course work has been successfully completed. The internship provides students practical experience in their field of choice and allows them to obtain the clinical hours required for application to many professional programs. This full-time, 400-hour internship will be completed during the summer or fall following the senior year and cannot be completed while enrolled in a degree program. Therefore, students should plan to enter professional school in the fall or next summer after successful completion of the internship.
Download the preprofessional policy and procedures form.