Penn State Undergraduate Admissions Penn State University

HEALTH PROFESSIONS & RECREATIONAL SERVICES

Health Professions and Recreational Services: Baccalaureate Transfer Requirements

Accelerated Bachelor of Science/doctor of Physical Therapy (SPTAB)
Not available for transfer admission.
Athletic Training (ATHTR)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No direct transfer admission at University Park or at Penn State Campuses. Applicants who have 1 year or less of attempted college coursework and a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative GPA may apply for admission to the College of Health and Human Development pre-major status (HHD_PreMajor) at a campus other than University Park.

Important dates:

Applications and complete credentials for spring semester must be received by October 1 and for summer/fall semester by March 15 for Athletic Training.

Biobehavioral Health (BB H)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park; Start and Finish at World Campus)
University Park: 3.0 GPA. Requires 2 semesters of college biology in progress or completed at the time of application.

Important dates:

Applications and complete credentials for spring semester must be received by October 1 and for summer/fall semester by March 15 for Biobehavioral Health.

Biobehavioral Health (BBHUC BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Greater Allegheny, Lehigh Valley, New Kensington)
Requires 2 semesters of college biology in progress or completed at the time of application.

Important dates:

Applications and complete credentials for spring semester must be received by October 1 and for summer/fall semester by March 15 for Biobehavioral Health.

Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Golf Management (GHHD)
(Start and Finish: University Park)
Requires verified golf hadicap of 12 or lower.
Health & Human Development (undecided) (H H D)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Health Policy and Administration (H P A)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park; Start at World Campus and Finish at World Campus)
No additional requirements.
Health Policy and Administration (HPACA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.
Health Policy and Administration (HPACC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto)
No additional requirements.
Hospitality Management (HM)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
University Park: 3.0 GPA. Penn State Campuses other than University Park: 2.75 GPA.

Important dates:

Applications and complete credentials for spring semester must be received by October 1 and for summer/fall semester by March 15 for Hospitality Management.

Hospitality Management (HMBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Kinesiology (KINAL_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona)
No additional requirements.

MOVEMENT SCIENCE OPTION: This option provides interdisciplinary scientific training in academic areas such as biomechanics, exercise physiology, movement neuroscience, psychology of physical activity, and sport history and philosophy to understand movement for prevention and diagnosis of chronic disease, rehabilitation and treatment, and/or theoretical study. Students are prepared for graduate study in many clinical fields including medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physical assistant, cardiac rehabilitation, as well as a broad range of careers in biomedical and health-related fields.

EXERCISE SCIENCE OPTION: This option is a program of study in the science of exercise. This program offers Kinesiology background and applied experience in fitness assessment, exercise physiology, exercise psychology, motor skill development, nutrition and healthy living skills. Graduates will be able to scientifically assess fitness levels of individuals. Analyzing those assessments, graduates will then be capable of designing and implementing appropriate exercise programs. Students in the Business Emphasis will select courses from a department list that will enhance their opportunity for graduate studies in Kinesiology related fields, Physical Therapy and Medical schools. The completion of the Exercise Science Option will enable graduates to compete for employment in the corporate fitness arena, private fitness clubs, cummunity-based fitness organizations, hospital and university settings or possibly to operate their own health and fitness company.

Kinesiology (KINBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.

EXERCISE SCIENCE OPTION: This option is a program of study in the science of exercise. This program offers Kinesiology background and applied experience in fitness assessment, exercise physiology, exercise psychology, motor skill development, nutrition and healthy living skills. Graduates will be able to scientifically assess fitness levels of individuals. Analyzing those assessments, graduates will then be capable of designing and implementing appropriate exercise programs. Students in the Business Emphasis will select courses from a department list that will enhance their opportunity for graduate studies in Kinesiology related fields, Physical Therapy and Medical schools. The completion of the Exercise Science Option will enable graduates to compete for employment in the corporate fitness arena, private fitness clubs, cummunity-based fitness organizations, hospital and university settings or possibly to operate their own health and fitness company.

Kinesiology (KINCA)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Harrisburg)
No additional requirements.

EXERCISE SCIENCE OPTION: This option is a program of study in the science of exercise. This program offers Kinesiology background and applied experience in fitness assessment, exercise physiology, exercise psychology, motor skill development, nutrition and healthy living skills. Graduates will be able to scientifically assess fitness levels of individuals. Analyzing those assessments, graduates will then be capable of designing and implementing appropriate exercise programs. Students in the Business Emphasis will select courses from a department list that will enhance their opportunity for graduate studies in Kinesiology related fields, Physical Therapy and Medical schools. The completion of the Exercise Science Option will enable graduates to compete for employment in the corporate fitness arena, private fitness clubs, cummunity-based fitness organizations, hospital and university settings or possibly to operate their own health and fitness company.

Kinesiology (KINES)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
University Park: 3.0 GPA. Requires 3 credits in physiology or 6 credits in anatomy and physiology, 4 credits in general chemistry with a lab, and 3 credits in college trigonometry or calculus. Penn State Campuses: 2.75 GPA.

Important dates:

Applications and complete credentials for spring semester must be received by October 1 and for summer/fall semester by March 15 for Kinesiology.

APPLIED EXERCISE AND HEALTH OPTION: This option provides applied interdisciplinary training in the foundations of the scientific understanding of exercise and health through the lifespan. Students identify one of two areas of emphasis that are certification-based and practice-oriented: (a) courses and practical experiences directed toward certification by organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), or (b) a series of courses and student teaching leading to teacher certification. In order to qualify for the teacher certification track, students must meet the requirements mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). PDE requirements can be found at http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/kines/undergraduate/physical-health-education. The completion of the Applied Exercise and Health Option will prepare students to work in the private or corporate fitness arenas, community-based fitness organizations, and university or hospital settings, or be Pennsylvania certified in health and physical education (K-12) and secure teaching positions in public or private schools.

MOVEMENT SCIENCE OPTION: This option provides interdisciplinary training that utilizes movement for diagnosis, rehabilitation, and/or theoretical study. Course work is designed to help prepare graduates for a broad range of careers in biomedical and health-related fields. The option can also prepare students for graduate studies in the health professions. Students may select supporting courses that will fulfill requirements for advanced study in scientific disciplines and a variety of professional areas such as physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, and physician's assistant.

Nursing (for Rn's Only) (NURN_BSN)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington, Altoona, Behrend, Fayette, Harrisburg, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Shenango, Worthington Scranton, World Campus):
Requires a current RN License in good standing, associate degree in nursing or RN nursing diploma.
Nursing (NURS_BSN)

Deadline: November 30th

Complete application materials must be received by November 30 in order to be considered for admission.

Penn State University Park:

The bachelor of science in Nursing (NURS):

No transfer admission to Penn State University Park. The General Nursing option admits applicants as first year students only and is not available for transfer admission.

Penn State Commonwealth Campus Locations

The bachelor of science in Nursing (NURS):
(Start and Finish at: Altoona, Erie, Fayette, Mont Alto, or Worthington Scranton);

Available for transfer admission. Nursing requires a cumulative college GPA of 3.50 or higher in addition to 4 credits in anatomy and 3 credits physiology. Course work must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Nursing (second Degree Option) (NRSD)

Deadline: November 30th

Applicants should submit a School of Nursing application with transcripts, directly to the Undergraduate Admissions Office by November 30th. Please visit the College of Nursing website for more information.

The Second Degree In Nursing

Campus Options:

(Start and Finish: Altoona, Harrisburg):

Major Requirements

Requires a BS or BA degree (with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA) and completion of all required non-nursing courses for the BS degree (with at least a C or better), including 6 credits of English composition and writing, 3 credits of speech communication, 6 credits of quantification (including statistics), sociology (or other social science), psychology, human development, nutrition, 6 credits of arts, 6 credits of humanities, and the following sciences with labs: chemistry, microbiology, anatomy, and physiology.

Nutritional Sciences (NUTR)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Premedical-Medical (accelerated Program) (P M M)
Not available for transfer admission.
Premedicine (P M)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 4 credits of basic biology concepts and biodiversity, 4 additional credits of biology and 3 credits of general chemistry are required.
Recreation, Park and Tourism Management (RPTM)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No additional requirements.
Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 is required. Applicants who will have completed two-years of college course work are expected to have met the entrance to major requirements for their intended major.

College of Education: Entrance Criteria Table

Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHSAB)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington)
No additional requirements.
Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHSBL)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Berks)
No additional requirements.
Rehabilitation and Human Services (RHSCC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Hazleton,Lehigh Valley, Wilkes-Barre)
No additional Requirements.