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2024-25 Catalog 
2024-25 Catalog

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Rehabilitation Sciences (BS)

The Department of Athletic Training (AT) offers an undergraduate program in Rehabilitation Sciences. This program is designed for students preparing to enter professional graduate programs in athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant programs, and/or medicine. Students who graduate from this major only will NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO SIT FOR THE BOARD OF CERTIFICATION (BOC) EXAM TO BECOME A CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINER OR ANY OTHER PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL CERTIFICATION EXAM.

  • Program Prerequisites: Make application and be accepted to Weber State University. Formally declare Rehabilitation Sciences as an intended major with the College of Health Professions (CHP) advisement coordinator. (See Admission Requirements below.)
  • Minor: Not required.
  • Grade Requirements: Grade of “B-” or better in all Rehabilitation Sciences major courses and grade of “C” or better in all support courses and electives in addition to a Weber State University GPA of 3.00 or higher in all courses required for this major.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation; 40 of which must be upper division (courses numbered 3000 and above).
  • Program Code: 2081BS
  • CIPC: 511199


Advisors are available to the student for counseling on grades and progress toward graduation. The CHP advisors serve as the academic advisors prior to admission to the program, and the AT department advisor will assume control of advisement after admission into the program. The Rehabilitation Sciences Program Director serves as the graduate school advisor to students. Rehabilitation Sciences majors are encouraged to meet with an advisor at least once within the first four weeks of each semester.

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Admission Requirements

  1. Before a student can be considered for the Rehabilitation Sciences program, the following application requirements must be met:
    1. Admission to Weber State University.
    2. Declare Rehabiliation Sciences as a major
    3. Submit a Rehabilitation Sciences Student Application which demonstrates the following:
      1. Completion of 25 credit hours with a minimum 3.00 Weber State University GPA. Of these 25 credits, the students must demonstrate completion of
        1. HTHS 1110  and HTHS 1111 ; or ZOOL 2320  and ZOOL 2420  
        2. HTHS 1101  
        3. RHS 1550  
        4. RHS 2175  
        5. RHS 2890  
        6. RHS 1300 ; or RHS 2300 ; or PAR 1000  and PAR 1001  (lab)
      2. Grade “B-” or better in all courses and “C” or better in all support courses within the program.
  2. Applications may be obtained from the Rehabilitation Sciences Program website at http://www.weber.edu/rehabsciences/Admissions.html.
  3. Students are accepted on a rolling basis, but they are encouraged to submit their application by the fourth week of the new semester (after the admission requirements have been completed and met). Students who fail to meet admission requirements will not be allowed to enroll in RHS 3080 ; RHS 3200 ; RHS 3301 ; RHS 4150 ; RHS 4250 ; RHS 4650 ; RHS 4800  or RHS 4890 .

Retention Requirements

  1. After students are selected into the Rehabilitation Sciences program, retention in the program will be based on the following criteria:
    1. Grade “B-” or better in all core courses within the program.
    2. Grade “C” or better in all the support courses within the program.
    3. Students must maintain a Weber State University GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  2. Students who fail to meet the retention criteria will be placed on probation in the Rehabilitation Sciences program for one semester. If standards are not met by the end of the probationary period, the student may be dismissed from the program at the discretion of the program director.
    1. Students who receive any grade below a “B-” in a core course must repeat that course and receive a grade of “B-” or higher to remain in the major.
    2. Students who receive any grade below a “C” in a support course must repeat that course and receive a grade of “C” or higher to remain in the major.
    3. Failure to repeat the course (when offered) will result in dismissal from the program at the discretion of the program director.

General Education

Refer to Degree Requirements  for Bachelor of Science requirements. These courses also fulfill General Education or degree requirements: CHEM 1010 , CHEM 1110 CHEM 1210 , HTHS 1110 , MICR 2054 , NUTR 1020 , PHYS 1010 , PHYS 2010 , PSY 1010 , ZOOL 1010 , ZOOL 1020 , ZOOL 1610 , ZOOL 2420 .

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Educating participants and managing risk for safe performance and function.
  • Implementing standard evaluation techniques and formulating a clinical impression for the determination of a course of action.
  • Employing standard care procedures and communicating outcomes for efficient and appropriate care of the injured.
  • Reconditioning participants for optimal performance and function.
  • Understanding and adhering to approved organizational and professional practices and guidelines to ensure individual and organizational well-being.

Major Course Requirements for BS Degree (57-66 credit hours)

It is the responsibility of the student and academic advisors to determine which courses to take when an “OR” option is noted. This is largely determined by the prerequisite coursework of the student’s prospective graduate program(s).

Core Courses (26-30 credit hours)

Support Courses (28-33 credit hours)

Program Electives (120 credits needed for BS degree, with 40 being upper-division credits)

Choose One of the Following:

Rehabilitation Sciences majors are required to take ONE of the following 3-credit RHS elective courses: