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Degree Pathway for the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration, Fall 2024 and Beyond

Suggested Degree Pathway for Exercise Science - Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration

For students who entered fall 2024 and beyond.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
BIOL.1110Principles of Biology I3
BIOL.1170LPrinciples of Biology I Lab1
HSCI.1011Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professionals1
HSCI.1010Human Anatomy and Physiology I (SCL)3
HSCI.1030Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab I (SCL)1
HSCI.1051Interprofessional Education First Year Seminar1
ENGL.1010 /
College Writing I /
First Year Seminar in Honors: Text in the City (CW)
PSYC.1010Introduction to Psychological Science (SS)3

Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
BIOL.1120Principles of Biology II3
BIOL.1180LPrinciples of Biology II Lab1
ENGL.1020College Writing II (CW)3
EXER.2020Introduction to Exercise Science (DCA)3
HSCI.1020Human Anatomy and Physiology II (SCL)3
HSCI.1040Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab II (SCL)1
xxxx.xxxxArts and Humanities Perspective (AH)3

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
HSCI.2510Physiological Chemistry I3
HSCI.2530Physiological Chemistry I Lab1
MATH.2830Introduction to Statistics (MATH)3
NUTR.2060Human Nutrition3
PHYS.1030General Physics I (STEM)3
PHYS.1030LGeneral Physics I Lab1

Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
HSCI.2520Physiological Chemistry II3
HSCI.2540Physiological Chemistry II Lab1
HSCI.3400IPE Research Methods (IL), (QL)3
PHYS.1040General Physics II3
PHYS.1040LGeneral Physics II Lab1
PUBH.1021Introduction to Public Health3
xxxx.xxxxArts and Humanities Perspective (AH)3

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
HSCI.2110Basic Clinical Microbiology and Pathology3
HSCI.2130Basic Clinical Microbiology and Pathology Lab1
HSCI.3500Human Biochemistry3
EXER.3050Exercise Physiology (WOC), (CTPS)3
EXER.3070Exercise Physiology Lab1
EXER.3150Anatomical Kinesiology3
EXER.3170Anatomical Kinesiology Lab1

Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
EXER.4060Foundations of Strength and Conditioning3
EXER.4080Foundations of Strength and Conditioning Lab1
EXER.4220Exercise Testing and Prescription3
EXER.4280Exercise Testing and Prescription Lab1
xxxx.xxxxArts and Humanities Perspective (AH)3

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
BMSC.2420Organic Structures and Reactions I13
BMSC.2440Organic Structures and Reactions I Lab1
EXER.4240Motor Control and Learning3
EXER.4250Clinical Exercise Physiology3
PSYC.2720Abnormal Psychology (SS)3

Spring Semester

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
EXER.4120Clinical Practicum I and II (SRE), (AIL)4
HSCI.3060 /
Introduction to Gerontology /
Adult Development and Aging
PSYC.2600Child and Adolescent Development (SS)3
xxxx.xxxxSocial Sciences Perspective (SS), (DCA)3

Total Minimum Credits = 122.

1Taking Organic Structures and Reactions I is equivalent to Organic Chemistry I for most PA schools that require it. Students should reach out to interested PA schools to confirm. If this course is not needed, please substitute with free electives during senior year.

No more than two Breadth of Knowledge (BOK) courses can be taken with the same prefix. The Core Curriculum courses may be taken in any sequence. Refer to the Core Curriculum policy for further details. You should meet with your faculty advisor to determine how you will meet the Core Curriculum requirements.

Current UMass Lowell students should be using their Advisement Report in SiS. If you need assistance, please contact your adviser.

Restriction on off-campus study:

Be advised that any course taken at another institution must be formally approved prior to enrollment.

See the catalog policy for details.