Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences Applied Physiology Concentration

Overview

Applied Physiology consists of three major areas of study: exercise physiology, animal physiology, and human biomechanics. This option integrates classroom and practical applications of applied physiology to Metabolic Cart.jpgprepare students in the latest American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) objectives for comprehensive knowledge of physical performance, fitness, health/wellness, and research. The curriculum meets all prerequisites for post-graduate study of physical therapy. Outcomes of study include the opportunity to take the ACSM and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) certification exams.

 

Degree Requirements

I. Wright State Core (42-43 hours)

Element 1 & 2: Communication & Mathematics (9-10 hours)

  • ENG 1100-3
  • ENG 2100-3
  • MTH 1350-3 Analytic Geometry & Trigonometry or MTH 2240-4 Applied Calculus

Element 3: Global Traditions (6 hours)

Global Traditions: Global Studies (one course)-3

  • AFS 2000 (IW, MC)
  • ATH 2500 (MC)
  • CS 1000
  • CST 2210 (IW, MC)
  • CST 2310 (IW, MC)
  • CST 2320 (IW, MC)
  • CST 2410 (MC)
  • CST 2420 (IW, MC)
  • CST 2430 (IW, MC)
  • CST 2510 (IW, MC)
  • EC 2100
  • C 2500 (IW, MC)
  • EC 2900 (IW, MC)
  • RST 2610 (IW, MC)
  • RST 2620 (IW, MC)
  • RST 2710 (IW, MC)
  • RST 2710 (IW, MC)
  • RST 2810 (IW, MC)
  • RST 2910 (IW, MC)
  • RST 2920 (IW, MC)
  • URS 2000 (IW, MC)

 

Global Traditions: History (one course)-3

  • CLS 1500
  • HST 1100
  • HST 1200

Element 4: Arts/Humanities (3 hours)

  • ART 2140
  • CLS 2040 (IW)
  • CST 2310 (IW, MC)
  • CST 2420 (IW, MC)
  • ENG 2040 (IW)
  • ENG 2050 (IW, MC)
  • MP 1310
  • MUS 1210
  • MUS 2140
  • MUS 2900 (IW, MC)
  • PHL 2100
  • PHL 2040 (IW)
  • REL 2040 (IW)
  • TH 2140
  • UH 2010 (IW)

Element 5: Social Science (6 hours)

Two courses from different disciplines

  • ATH 2200
  • EC 2000 (IW)
  • EC 2100
  • EC 2040
  • EC 2050
  • EC 2500 (IW, MC)
  • EC 2900 (IW, MC)
  • FIN 2050
  • PLS 2000
  • PSY 1010
  • SOC 2000 (IW)
  • SW 2720 (IW, MC)
  • UH 2020 (IW)
  • WMS 2000 (IW, MC)

Element 6: Natural Science (8 hours)

  • BIO 1120-4 Introduction to Biology: Cells & Genes with Lab
  • BIO 1150-4 Introduction to Biology: Organisms & Ecosystems with Lab

Additional Core Courses (10 hours)

  • CHM 1210/ 1210L-5 General Chemistry I with lab
  • CHM 1220/ 1220L-5 General Chemistry II with lab

Multicultural Competence

Two courses required in Wright State Core


Integrated Writing

Two courses required in Wright State Core


IW = Integrated Writing; MC = Multicultural Competence

II. Departmental Core Requirements (10.5 -11.5 hours)

Biology Courses (10.5-11.5 hours)

  • BIO 1010-3 Medical Terminology
  • BIO 2100-1 Sophomore Seminar
  • BIO 2120-3 Cell Biology
  • BIO 3140-3.5 Molecular Biology Lab or 2140-2.5 Cell Biology Lab
  • Senior Capstone Experience (one course, 1-3 hrs)
    • Choose one of the following courses: BIO 4000-1, BIO 4020-3 (IW), BIO 4920-1

III. Applied Physiology Core Requirements (17 hours)

Select a total of 17 hours from the course list below

-At least one course must have a lab component

  • BIO 3050-5 Animal Physiology (with Lab)
  • BIO 3100/3110-5 Clinical Microbiology (with Lab)
  • EXB 3520-4 Human Biomechanics (with Lab)
  • BIO 3530-4 Exercise Physiology (with Lab)
  • BIO 3700-3 Bioethics (IW) or PHL 3780-3 Bioethics
  • BIO 4500-5 Clinical Exercise Physiology (with Lab)
  • BIO 4520-3 Exercise Pharmacology or HLT 3400-3 Concepts of Pharmacology
  • BIO 4760-3 Human Parasitology & Mycology
  • M&I 4260-3 Immunology
  • M&I 4750-4 Pathogenic Mechanisms
  • NCP 3330-2 Neuroscience Today
  • P&N 4420-3 Introduction to Neurophysiology
  • BIO 4660*-6 Internship in Applied Physiology

*3.0 > GPA, Prerequisite Courses & application required

IV. Electives (18.5 hours)

CoSM electives (select 12 hours)

Approved courses include:

  • EES 4720-3 Epidemiology and Community Health
  • PSY 2430-3 Psychology of Aging
  • PSY 2910-3 Drugs and Behavior
  • PSY 2920-3 Hormones and Behavior
  • PSY 3010-4 Research Methods
  • PSY 3090-3 Health Behavior
  • PSY 3110-3 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 3210-3 Cognition and Learning
  • PSY 3410-3 Lifespan Devlepment
  • PSY 3910-3 Behavioral Neuroscience I
  • PSY 3920-3 Behavioral Neuroscience II
  • BMB 2500-3 Human Nutrition
  • BMB 3220-3 Biochemistry for PreMed
  • BMB 4210-3 Biochemistry I
  • BMB 4230-3 Biochemistry II
  • BIO 4990 (1-5) * if BIO 4660 is not taken

General Electives (6.5 hours)

Electives from any department that generates college credit

Writing in the Major Component - Complete at least two Integrated Writing (IW) courses (2000-level and above) in the major

Total Semester Hours Required: 120

** You must have a cumulative GPA of >2.0 to graduate.
**For graduation credit, a grade of C or better is required for all Core, Departmental, Supporting and Elective science and math courses.

Residence Requirements

A minimum of 30 semester hours must be earned at Wright State University. At least 10 of the last 30 hours of credit must be earned at Wright State. A minimum of 20 hours of courses numbered 3000 or above must be earned at Wright State.

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Careers

The Applied Physiology track is appropriate for students who desire a strong preparation in human biology and preparation for a career in a variety of heath fields. Students who graduated from the BS program entered professional schools in physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic school, physician assistant, medical school, dental school, nursing, cardiac rehabilitation, audiology, and various programs in hospitals. In addition, students are well prepared to enter graduate school to continue their education.

Our students have entered graduate programs and/or employment in the fields listed below.

  • Physical Therapy (DPT)*
  • Medical School and Residencies (MD,DO, DC)*
  • Physician Assistant (MPA)*
  • Public Health (MPH)*
  • Nursing: Beacon Program (WSU)*
  • Health/Wellness Hospital Programs*
  • Occupational Therapy (OT)*
  • Audiology/Speech-Language Pathology/Speech, Language, Hearing Science  (DA, Ph.D.)
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Dentistry (DDS)
  • Dietetics and Nutrition (RD, MS, Ph.D.)
  • Exercise Physiology (MS, Ph.D.)
  • Nuclear Medicine (The Ohio State University)
  • Pharmaceutical Development and Sales
  • Research (Ph.D.)
  • University Professor (Ph.D.)

*Most popular careers.