HEALTH SCIENCES A.S.
CONCENTRATIONS IN THE DISCIPLINE

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Physical Therapists work with multiple body systems to evaluate patients and determine overall function. They then plan programs that improve functionality by improving conditions such as strength, balance, coordination and range of motion. Therapists require excellent interpersonal skills and work directly with patients. Students are admitted to SUNY Upstate beginning in a summer rotation, and the program will take three years to complete. Entry into SUNY Upstate University requires a bachelor’s degree (typically two years beyond the Associate’s Degree). Advisement for admission to SUNY Upstate is dependent upon the bachelor degree transfer institutional requirements, GRE scores, and work or volunteer experience in Physical Therapy. Graduates from the SUNY Upstate program are eligible to take the National Licensing Exam for Physical Therapy.

COURSES CREDIT HOURS
A. LIBERAL ARTS REQUIREMENTS
(for a Cayuga degree)
ENGL 102 Freshman English II 3
ENGL 270 Technical Writing 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Other World Civilizations or The Arts Elective (Gen. Ed. Category 6 or 8) 3
History Elective (HIST 101, 102, 103, 104 or 105) 3
MATH 104 College Algebra and Trigonometry (or Higher) 3
Health Elective (Any HLTH designation) 1
Physical Education Elective (Any PE designation) 2
Liberal Arts Electives 3
SUB-TOTAL 24
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
B. CORE COURSE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
(SUNY Upstate)
Requires bachelor’s degree – advisement dependent upon the bachelor degree transfer institutional requirements, GRE scores – typically taken your junior year at Upstate, work or volunteer experience in Physical Therapy and must include the following credits:
BIOL 203 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 204 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIOL 103 Biological Principles I 4
CHEM 103 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 104 General Chemistry II 4
PHYS 103 & 104 General Physics I & II or PHYS 200 & 201
Physics I – Mechanics &
Physics II – Electricity and Magnetism
8
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
MATH 214 Statistics 3
PSY 212
OR
PSY 215
Developmental Psychologyor
OR
Child Psychology
3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SUB-TOTAL 40