Academic Catalog August 2008 - August 2009 Undergraduate and Graduate
To be eligible for this academic plan, students must be admitted to, enrolled in, or be graduates from an associate degree program at a regionally accredited community college or university in physical therapist assisting.
To earn this degree, you must complete at least 120 units of coursework, which we describe in the sections that follow:
at least 35 units of liberal studies requirements. Be aware that you may not use courses with an HS prefix to satisfy these liberal studies requirements
at least 81 units of major requirements
elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
Be aware that some courses required for your degree may have prerequisites that you must also take. Check NAUís course catalog to find out. (You may be able to count these prerequisites toward your liberal studies or general elective credit.)
Please note that you must complete NAUís diversity requirements by taking two 3-unit courses, one in ethnic diversity and one in global awareness. These courses may be used to meet other requirements within your academic plan if you choose them carefully. Click here for a list of the available diversity courses.
Finally, please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement; however, you must still meet the total of at least 120 units to graduate. Contact your advisor for details.
You take 81 units, which include a common health sciences core for all six allied health majors (subplans) and distinct specialization requirements for each. Please note that you must have a grade of C or better for all of your major courses.
The 21 units of health sciences core courses include:
HS 200, 301, 333, and 410 (9 units)
SHP 300W, which meets NAUís junior writing requirement (3 units)
HS 408C, which meets NAUís senior capstone requirement (3 units)
6 units from HS 300, 305W, 307, and 471
In addition, you take 60 units of specialization requirements as a block of courses from an associate degree program at a regionally accredited community college or university in physical therapist assisting. This block includes courses that meet the requirements for graduation and for national certification or licensure in the discipline.
Additional coursework must be taken if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they werenít used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Click here for more information on Health Sciences undergraduate and graduate courses, School of Health Professions undergraduate and graduate courses, and Health Sciences faculty.