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Pre-Professional Health Sciences AS, Rehabilitation Sciences and Medical Imaging Option


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Program Description

Do you like to help others? Are you interested in being an integral part of a healthcare team? Would you like to work with sophisticated medical equipment or directly with patients to help diagnose illness or restore physical function? If so, then a career in physical therapy, occupational therapy, or a medical imaging science (nuclear medicine, radiography, radiation therapy, or sonography) could be a great choice for you.  At TCC, you’ll receive expert instruction in the mathematical, physical, social and biological sciences as well as the liberal arts. When you graduate with your degree from TCC, you will be well-prepared to transfer to a four-year university and pursue your Bachelor’s degree in a biological sciences program or in a medical imaging program of your choice. If you choose our Pre-PT or Pre-OT emphasis, this degree will align with the pre-requisite requirements for post-baccalaureate programs in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy. 

For More Information Contact: School of Science and Mathematics

Metro Campus: (918) 595-7334 ♦ Northeast Campus: (918) 595-7542

Southeast Campus: (918) 595-7742 ♦ West Campus: (918) 595-8193


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Apply core concepts of biology to biological processes.
  • Apply the scientific method.
  • Illustrate scientific data.
  • Integrate concepts from several disciplines around a clinical theme.
  • Communicate biological information through oral, written, or digital presentation techniques.
  • Discuss issues involving biology in society.
  • Use proper laboratory techniques
  • Evaluate scientific literature.
  • Describe body movements with anatomical terminology.
  • Describe musculoskeletal pathologies with anatomical terminology.
  • Identify anatomical features with medical imagery.

Careers

Search careers in this field at Focus 2 Career or schedule an appointment with TCC Career Services to learn more about our free career planning and job preparation services.


Student Organizations

Great opportunities for networking, professional development, community service, resume-building and just having fun with other like-minded students are available through the Club of Medical and Natural Sciences at Southeast Campus and the Sci-π Club at West Campus. For more information, contact the School of Science and Mathematics or the Student Life office on campus.


Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information on transferring this degree to other colleges and universities for the following

 Pre-Professional Health Sciences AS, Rehabilitation Sciences and Medical Imaging Option - Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis Program Map  

Pre-Professional Health Sciences AS, Rehabilitation Sciences and Medical Imaging Option - Pre-Occupational Therapy Emphasis Program Map  

Pre-Professional Health Sciences AS, Rehabilitation Sciences and Medical Imaging Option - Pre-Medical Imaging Emphasis Program Map  

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 30


(Science General Education Requirements are satisfied through Specialized Course Requirements)

Humanities 6 hours


Select courses designated Humanities from the General Education Requirements .

Recommended Electives 6 hours


Select courses from the list of Liberal Arts & Sciences Electives.

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 30-31


Take the following Science courses (21 hours), plus the Controlled Electives (9-10 hours) that align with the program emphasis you have selected.

Controlled Electives 9-10 hours


Choose from these Controlled Electives based on the program emphasis you have selected.

  • Pre-Physical Therapy emphasis: Choose MATH 2193, PSYC 2023, and PHYS 1214.
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy emphasis: Choose MATH 2193, PSYC 2023, PSYC 2423, and ALDH 1323 (NOTE: One of these 4 courses will satisfy one General Education Recommended Elective requirement).
  • Pre-Medical Imaging emphasis: Choose ALDH 1323 and two other courses from this list.

Total Credit Hours: 60-61


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