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Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-DPT Bridge, BS

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This program is available in the following Florida campuses:

Fort Lauderdale Campus, Lakeland Campus, Miami Campus, Sarasota Campus

Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Pre-DPT Bridge provides a pathway toward earning a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) by offering flexibility in course work to address specific needs of the Pre-DPT student.  The degree’s general education courses, interdisciplinary concentrations, electives and capstone course focus on pre-requisites often required for entering a DPT program.  With prerequisites in place, graduates of the BSIS Pre-DPT Bridge may apply to a DPT program, although the university makes no guarantee of acceptance in or admission to a DPT program. The proposed coursework is subject to approval by the campus dean of academic affairs.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its goals. Upon completion of the program, students will:

  • Articulate the integration of two or more programs or disciplines into a unified degree program;
  • Utilize skills of interdisciplinary scholarship and research to integrate multiple perspectives;
  • Articulate critically the fundamental theories and principles underlying each discipline;
  • Apply the knowledge and skills acquired through the program in pursuit of career goals.

Program Outline

The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, Pre-DPT Bridge consists of 120.0 semester credit hours with the following requirements (Credit hours in parentheses indicate the required number of credit hours in each discipline):

Lower Division Courses

Behavioral/Social Science (3.0 credit hours)
Introduction to Psychology 3.0 credit hours
Communications (3.0 credit hours)
Speech Communications 3.0 credit hours
Computers (3.0 credit hours)
Introduction to Computers 3.0 credit hours
Economics (6.0 credit hours)
Microeconomics 3.0 credit hours
Macroeconomics 3.0 credit hours
English (6.0 credit hours)
English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)
Any Humanities/Fine Arts course offered at the university 3.0 credit hours
Mathematics (6.0 credit hours)
Any Mathematics courses above Intermediate Algebra offered at the university including Statistics 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (8.0 credit hours)
General Biology 3.0 credit hours
General Biology Laboratory 1.0 credit hour
Advanced Biology 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Biology Laboratory 1.0 credit hour

Upper Division Courses

Interdisciplinary Concentration (31.0 credit hours)
A selection of 15.0 credit hours in the Pre-DPT Interdisciplinary Concentration and 16.0 credit hours in the Interdisciplinary Concentration of Natural Sciences. The selection of courses is subject to approval by the dean of academic affairs.
Pre-DPT 15.0 credit hours
Natural Sciences 16.0 credit hours
Open Electives (48.0 credit hours)
Must be courses selected from the Eligible Disciplines. A minimum of 25.0 semester credit hours of the program must be taken at the upper division level. A portion of these 48.0 elective hours also may be utilized to expand the upper division interdisciplinary concentration or add additional concentrations, if desired. 48.0 credit hours
Capstone Course (3.0 credit hours)
Interdisciplinary Capstone Experience 3.0 credit hours

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