2022-2023 College Catalog 
    
    Feb 02, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Pre-Physical Therapy (A.S.)


The Tennessee Board of Regents community colleges and the state’s public universities have joined together to develop a common core of courses for the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree. This common curriculum allows students to transfer, without loss of credit, from Pellissippi State to any Tennessee public university as juniors. All earned credit hours outlined on the pathway will apply toward a bachelor’s degree in the same discipline. The pathway guarantees admission to all public universities in the state, except for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where competitive admission standards will still apply.

Upon completion of the Associate of Science transfer program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and/or skills acquired within the general education core. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and/or skills acquired from transfer electives. 
  • Locate and evaluate information from a range of credible sources using proper attribution and citation. 
  • Solve problems using skills developed across the curriculum. 

Contact(s): Enrollment Services, (865) 694-6400, or Student Assistance Center, (865) 694-6556

Courses and Course Sequence


This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

Semester I (Fall)


Semester III (Fall)


Semester IV (Spring)


  • ENGL5 - Literature Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • HUM3 - Humanities and/or Fine Arts Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • NS4 - Natural Sciences Sequence Elective 4 Credit(s)
  • NS4 - Natural Sciences Sequence Elective 4 Credit(s)
  • SBS6 - Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3 Credit(s)

Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60-61


1HIST
Chosen from HIST 2010 , HIST 2020 , HIST 2030 , HIST 2210 , HIST 2220 , HIST 2310 , HIST 2320 . Students planning to transfer to out-of-state or private universities must check requirements and complete the appropriate courses.
2MATH
Chosen from MATH 1720 , MATH 1730 , MATH 1830  MATH 1910 . Enrollment in MATH 1720  requires completion of MATH 1710  or consent of mathematics department.
3HUM
Chosen from ART 2010 , ART 2020 ; ENGL 2035 , ENGL 2055 , ENGL 2110 , ENGL 2120 , ENGL 2150 , ENGL 2210 , ENGL 2220 , ENGL 2310 , ENGL 2320 ENGL 2430 ENGL 2510 ENGL 2860 ; MUS 1030 , MUS 1035 ; PHIL 1030 , PHIL 1040 , PHIL 1300 , PHIL 1500 , PHIL 2200 ; PHO 1200 ; THEA 1030 .
4NS
Two sequences chosen from BIOL 2010 , BIOL 2020 ; CHEM 1110 , CHEM 1120 ; PHYS 2010 , PHYS 2020 .
5ENGL
Chosen from ENGL 2035 , ENGL 2055 , ENGL 2110 , ENGL 2120 , ENGL 2150 , ENGL 2210 , ENGL 2220 , ENGL 2310 , ENGL 2320 ENGL 2430 ENGL 2510 .
6SBS
Chosen from AAST 2200 ; ANTH 1230 ; ECON 2100 , ECON 2200 ; GEOG 1000 ; PHED 1100 ; POLS 1010 , POLS 1030 ; PSYC 2100 , PSYC 2120 , PSYC 2130 ; SOCI 1010 , SOCI 1040 ; WGST 2050 .