The UMass Lowell Department of Physical Therapy & Kinesiology mission is to promote human health and development through:
The Department of Physical Therapy & Kinesiology offers a four-year undergraduate bachelor’s program in Exercise Science. There are two degree options: Clinical Option (CLO) and Exercise and Fitness Management (EFM) Option. Students enrolled in the CLO option study the acute and chronic physiological responses and adaptations resulting from exercise and physical activity. EFM students have coursework that integrates exercise, nutrition, public health, and business that are essentially in developing and implementing exercise and wellness programming in communities and businesses. EFM students are poised to continue their studies in the graduate MBA program.
In addition, the Department of Physical Therapy & Kinesiology offers a three-year Doctorate in Physical Therapy program. Upon admission to the undergraduate ES Clinical Option program, students are not guaranteed a spot in the DPT program. As an undergraduate in the ES Clinical Option program, students complete all the courses required to apply to the highly competitive program in Physical Therapy. See graduate catalog for more information.
For additional information, visit the Department of Physical Therapy & Kinesiology website.