Career Opportunities

Common Career Paths

  • Allied Health Professional
  • Health & Fitness
  • Sport Fitness
  • Coaching
  • Personal Trainer
  • Strength & Conditioning
Planning for Physical Therapy, Allied Health Professions, and Medicine*
School Type Typically Required Courses
Chiropractic, Dental, Medical, Physician’s Assistant 2 sem Biology with lab, 2 sem Physics with lab, 4-5 sem Chemistry with lab (College, Org, Biochem), 1 sem Sociology, 1 Psychology, 1 sem Statistics
Nursing(2nd career in Nursing Program) 2 sem General Chemistry with lab, 1 sem Biochemistry, 1 sem Organic Chemistry, 1 sem Human Anatomy, 1 sem Microbiology with lab, 1 sem Psychology, 1 sem Sociology, 1 sem Statistics
Occupational Therapy 1-2 sem Biology with lab, 1 sem Human Anatomy, 1 sem Sociology, 1 sem Physiology, 3 sem Psychology, 1 sem Statistics
Physical Therapy 2 sem Biology with lab, 2 sem Physics with lab, 2 sem Chemistry with lab (College), 1 sem Human Anatomy, 1 sem Physiology, 2 sem Psychology, 1 sem Statistics

*If you are interested in any one of these areas, you will need to take additional classes.

Visit the Mallory-Wilson Center for Healthcare Education for information about careers in the health professions and the pre-medical studies co-major. Also check for the specific requirements of schools you are interested in attending, as they may differ from the suggested courses listed above.

More Information

Physical / Occupational Therapy Advisors:
Dr. William Berg and Mrs. Nancy Malay, Department of Kinesiology and Health

Medical / Dental / Physician Assistant Advisor:
Tailyn Walborn, Department of Biology {formerly Department of Zoology}

Chiropractic Advisor:
Dr. Dean Smith, Department of Kinesiology and Health