Rehabilitation Studies, BS

The Department of Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Sciences offers a four-year degree program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Studies (BSRS). The program is designed to prepare students for careers in entry-level positions in the healthcare industry or to prepare graduates for admission into advanced degree (MS, PhD, PA, DPT) programs in the healthcare field. The BSRS does not qualify or prepare the graduate to sit for the physical therapy licensure exam. This program is open to students already enrolled in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Northeastern University who choose to opt out of pursuing licensure for direct patient care in the practice of physical therapy for a future career that is grounded in healthcare. The transition of a student from the DPT program to the BSRS program is seamless because the course work for the first three years of the six-year DPT curriculum is identical to the BSRS curriculum. See “Changing Majors” for more information.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

The NUpath requirement Differences and Diversity (DD) is not explicitly satisfied by required courses. Students are responsible for satisfying this requirement with an open elective.

Major Requirements

YEAR 1
PT 1000College: An Introduction1
YEAR 2
PT 2000Professional Development Co-op1
PT 5101
and PT 5102
Foundations of Physical Therapy
and Lab for PT 5101
4
YEAR 3
PT 5145Introduction to the Healthcare System2
PT 5131
and PT 5132
Gross Anatomy
and Lab for PT 5131
5
PT 5133
and PT 5134
Kinesiology
and Lab for PT 5133
4
PT 5160
and PT 5161
Psychosocial Aspects of Healthcare
and Psychosocial Aspects of Healthcare Seminar
4
EXSC 4500Exercise Physiology 14
PT 5140
and PT 5141
Pathology
and Recitation for PT 5140
4
PT 5138
and PT 5139
Neuroscience
and Lab for PT 5138
5
HLTH 5450
and HLTH 5451
Healthcare Research
and Recitation for HLTH 5450
4
YEAR 4
PT 5227Physical Therapy Project 13
PHSC 4340Pharmacology for the Health Professions4
PT 5150
and PT 5151
Motor Control, Development, and Learning
and Lab for PT 5150
5

Supporting Courses

YEAR 1
MATH 1241Calculus 14
PSYC 1101Foundations of Psychology4
PSYC 3404Developmental Psychology4
CHEM 1101
and CHEM 1102
and CHEM 1103
General Chemistry for Health Sciences
and Lab for CHEM 1101
and Recitation for CHEM 1101
5
CHEM 1104
and CHEM 1105
and CHEM 1106
Organic Chemistry for Health Sciences
and Lab for CHEM 1104
and Recitation for CHEM 1104
5
YEAR 2
BIOL 1117
and BIOL 1118
Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Lab for BIOL 1117
5
BIOL 1119
and BIOL 1120
Integrated Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Lab for BIOL 1119
5
PHYS 1145
and PHYS 1146
Physics for Life Sciences 1
and Lab for PHYS 1145
5
PHYS 1147
and PHYS 1148
Physics for Life Sciences 2
and Lab for PHYS 1147
5
MATH 2280Statistics and Software4
COOP 3945Co-op Work Experience0

Writing Requirements 

YEAR 1
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing (a grade of C or higher is required)4
YEAR 2
ENGW 3306Advanced Writing in the Health Professions (a grade of C or higher required)4

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required

Four Years, One Co-op

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours 
PSYC 11014CHEM 11044Vacation0Vacation0 
CHEM 11014CHEM 11051   
CHEM 11021CHEM 11060   
CHEM 11030PSYC 34044   
MATH 12414Elective4   
PT 10001Elective4   
ENGW 11114    
 18 17 0 0 
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours 
MATH 22804Elective4ENGW 33064Co-op0 
BIOL 11174BIOL 11194Elective4  
BIOL 11181BIOL 11201   
PHYS 11454PHYS 11474   
PHYS 11461PHYS 11481   
Elective4PT 20001   
 PT 51013   
 PT 51021   
 18 19 8 0 
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHours  Summer Full SemesterHours
Co-op0HLTH 54504  PT 51404
 PT 51314  PT 51410
 PT 51321  PT 51333
 EXSC 45004  PT 51341
 PT 51603  PT 51452
 PT 51611  PT 51384
    PT 51391
 0 17   15
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHours   
PT 52273Elective4   
PT 51504Elective4   
PT 51511    
PHSC 43404    
Elective4    
 16 8   
Total Hours: 136