Bachelor of Science in Child Development (Pre-Physical Therapy)

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120 semester credit hours.

Major

78 semester credit hours.

General Description

This specialized Child Development program prepares students to begin an entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy. A graduate degree is required to enter a career as a physical therapist. The student graduates with a B.S. in Child Development with an emphasis in Physical Therapy. Admission to the Physical Therapy program is competitive and separate from admission to the university. A predetermined number of students can be accepted based on availability of clinical facilities, space, and faculty. See website for additional information: www.twu.edu/family-sciences .

Bachelor of Science in Child Development (Pre-Physical Therapy) Program of Study

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience1
ENG 1013Composition I3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
MATH 1303Elementary Analysis I3
Creative Arts Core3
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core2
FS 1001 (Recommend to take 1st or 2nd semester.)Seminar in Family Sciences1
ENG 1023Composition II3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
FS 1513Human Development3
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
Select one of the following:4
CHEM 1213
  & CHEM 1211 (& Lab)
Principles of Chemistry I
   and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I
 
CHEM 1013
  & CHEM 1011 (& Lab)
Introductory Chemistry
   and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
 
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
FS 1603Child in the Family and Community3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Spring
Select one of the following:4
CHEM 1223
  & CHEM 1221 (& Lab)
Principles of Chemistry II
   and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II
 
CHEM 1023
  & CHEM 1021 (& Lab)
Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry
   and Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry Laboratory
 
GOV 2023Texas Government3
FS 2503Development of Infants and Toddlers3
FS 2513Early Childhood Development3
FS 2523Wellness of the Young Child3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall
PHYS 1133
  & PHYS 1131 (& Lab)
Principles of Physics I
   and Principles of Physics Laboratory I
4
FS 2563Childhood Guidance3
FS 3513Childhood and Adolescence3
FS 3523 (GP)The Care and Education of Children: A Global Perspective3
FS 3533Research Methods in Family Sciences3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
PHYS 1143
  & PHYS 1141 (& Lab)
Principles of Physics II
   and Principles of Physics Laboratory II
4
FS 3403Concept Development in Early Childhood Programs3
FS 3563Creative Arts and Literature for Young Children3
FS 3613Crisis in the American Family3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Fourth Year
Fall
ZOOL 2013
  & ZOOL 2011 (& Lab)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
   and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
4
FS 4533 or 4543Communication and the Family3
FS 4583Parenting Issues and Education3
FS 4933Professional Development in Family Sciences3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
ZOOL 2023
  & ZOOL 2021 (& Lab)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
   and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
4
FS 4803 or SOWK 3453Public Policy: Family Sciences Perspectives3
FS 4903 ("Play and Development")Special Topics3
FS 4943Practicum in Family Sciences II3
Electives2
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.