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

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120  
Major: 78 sch

CHLDEV.BS       CIP Code: 19.0706.00

Overview

This specialized Child Development program prepares students to begin an entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program. 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.

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total Semester Credit Hours42

Courses Required for Major

FS 1001Seminar in Family Sciences1
FS 1513Human Development3
FS 1603Child in the Family and Community3
FS 2503Development of Infants and Toddlers3
FS 2513Early Childhood Development3
FS 2523Wellness of the Young Child3
FS 2563Childhood Guidance3
FS 3403Concept Development in Early Childhood Programs3
FS 3513Childhood and Adolescence3
FS 3523The Care and Education of Children: A Global Perspective (GP)3
FS 3533Research Methods in Family Sciences3
FS 3563Creative Arts and Literature for Young Children3
FS 3613Crisis in the American Family3
FS 4533Communication and the Family3
or FS 4543 Developmental Sexuality
FS 4583Parenting Issues and Education3
FS 4803Public Policy: Family Sciences Perspectives3
or SOWK 3453 Children's Rights and Services
FS 4903Special Topics (Play and Development)3
FS 4933Professional Development in Family Sciences ("B" or better required)3
FS 4943Practicum in Family Sciences II ("B" or better required)3
Total Semester Credit Hours55

Other Requirements

MATH 1303Elementary Analysis I3
CHEM 1113
CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
4
or CHEM 1013
CHEM 1111
Introductory Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 1123
CHEM 1121
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
4
or CHEM 1023
CHEM 1021
Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry
and Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry Laboratory
PHYS 1133
PHYS 1131
Principles of Physics I
and Principles of Physics Laboratory I
4
PHYS 1143
PHYS 1141
Principles of Physics II
and Principles of Physics Laboratory II
4
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
4
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
4
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology3
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology3
Total Semester Credit Hours33

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement. 

First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
FS 1001Seminar in Family Sciences 1
FS 1513Human Development 3
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011 (and lab)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
( BIOL 2301, BIOL 2401) and ( BIOL 2101)4
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
MATH 1303Elementary Analysis I MATH 1314, MATH 14143
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021 (and Lab)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
( BIOL 2302, BIOL 2402) and ( BIOL 2102)4
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core2
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
CHEM 1113
CHEM 1111 (or CHEM 1013/1011)
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
( CHEM 1311, CHEM 1411) and ( CHEM 1111)4
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
FS 1603Child in the Family and Community TECA 13033
FS 2563Childhood Guidance 3
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology PSYC 23013
 Semester Credit Hours 16
SpringTCCN
CHEM 1123
CHEM 1121 (or CHEM 1023/1021)
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
( CHEM 1312, CHEM 1412) and ( CHEM 1112)4
FS 2503Development of Infants and Toddlers 3
FS 2513Early Childhood Development TECA 13543
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology 3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Third Year
FallTCCN
FS 2523Wellness of the Young Child TECA 13183
FS 3403Concept Development in Early Childhood Programs 3
FS 3533Research Methods in Family Sciences 3
FS 3563Creative Arts and Literature for Young Children 3
PHYS 1133
PHYS 1131 (& Lab)
Principles of Physics I
and Principles of Physics Laboratory I
( PHYS 1301, PHYS 1401) and ( PHYS 1101)4
 Semester Credit Hours 16
SpringTCCN
FS 3613Crisis in the American Family 3
FS 3513Childhood and Adolescence 3
FS 3523 (GP)The Care and Education of Children: A Global Perspective 3
FS 4583Parenting Issues and Education 3
PHYS 1143
PHYS 1141 (& Lab)
Principles of Physics II
and Principles of Physics Laboratory II
( PHYS 1302, PHYS 1402) and ( PHYS 1102)4
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
FS 4933Professional Development in Family Sciences 3
FS 4903 (Play and Development)Special Topics 3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
Creative Arts Core3
Electives 2
 Semester Credit Hours 14
SpringTCCN
FS 4533 or 4543Communication and the Family 3
FS 4803 or SOWK 3453 (Children's Rights and Services)Public Policy: Family Sciences Perspectives 3
FS 4943Practicum in Family Sciences II 3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 12
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.