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University of Pittsburgh Greensburg    
2018-2019 Greensburg Campus Catalog 
    
 
  Oct 23, 2019
 
2018-2019 Greensburg Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

School of Health and Rehabilitation Science (Pittsburgh Campus)


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Students interested in athletic training, clinical dietetics and nutrition, communication science and disorders, emergency medicine, health information management, and rehabilitation science should complete two years of study at Pitt-Greensburg before relocating to the Pittsburgh campus. The above programs are junior-senior programs that admit students after they have successfully completed 60 credits. As part of the relocation process, students must apply on a competitive basis for admission to the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

The required courses during the first two years differ for each of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences majors, but typically include courses in biology, chemistry, statistics, and psychology as well as general education courses in composition, mathematics, and public speaking. See the lists below for details.

Students will be expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.50 and earn at least a C- in all required courses unless otherwise noted. Interested students should consult with their academic advisors during the first semester at Greensburg about course selection and relocation procedures. Information on School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences majors may also be found at www.shrs.pitt.edu.

Athletic Training


Prerequisites

Earning an undergraduate degree in Athletic Training is divided into two two-year phases: pre-professional and professional. In order to advance from the pre-professional to the professional phase, students must satisfy the following:

  • 43 credits of required prerequisite course work (courses listed below)
  • 17 additional credits of elective course work
  • Grades of C- or better (C for transfer) in all prerequisite course work with the exception of ATHLTR 1811 and ATHLTR 1812, where a grade of B or better must be earned
  • EMT certification through course for credit or other qualified course leading to EMT credential
  • Minimum cumulative quality point average of 2.5 based on a 4.0 scale
  • Clinical Observation hours under the direct supervision of an Athletic Trainer (not to be completed prior to enrollment in ATHLTR 1811 & 1812)
    • 45 clinical observation hours under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer at the University of Pittsburgh
    • ​20 clinical observation hours outside the University of Pittsburgh and under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer at a high school
  • Submit admissions application including technical standards for admission document
  • Personal interview with athletic training faculty

Admission Requirements

Applications to the AT program will be reviewed after a student completes the Basic Athletic Training course and a minimum of 45 credits.

 

 

For more detailed and extensive information on this course of study, please visit the Athletic Training official website. 

 

 

Required Courses

Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition


Admission Requirements for the Undergraduate Nutrition and Dietetics Program/Didactic Program in Dietetics

SHRS is an upper division school meaning all of our undergraduate programs begin in the junior year.  Students typically spend their Freshman and Sophomore years in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences completing their general education requirements and any prerequisite courses needed to apply to the program.

Altogether, sixty college credits are needed to apply to the program. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) is required. A grade of C- or better must be achieved in all courses designated as a prerequisite for admission (C or better for courses not taken at the University of Pittsburgh).

Please note that admission to the program is competitive. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee admission.

 

For more detailed and extensive information about this course of study, please visit the Nutrition and Dietetics page on the University of Pittsburgh Website.

 

Required Courses

Communication Science


Recommended Courses

  • English Composition 6 credits (3 credits if student is placed in ENCGMP 0020)
  • “W” Writing Courses 4-6 credits
  • Foreign Language minimum 6 credits (if not exempt) *
  • MATH 0031 - AlGebra
  • Statistics 4 credits
  • British or American Literature 3-6 credits
  • Music or Art 3-6 credits
  • History 3 credits
  • Social Science 3 credits
  • Second Social Science or History 3 credits
  • Philosophy or Science 3 credits
  • Natural Science (including Psycology) 9 credits
  • International Culture 6 credits
  • Non-Western Culture 3 credits

Emergency Medicine


Admission Criteria:

  • Minimum cumulative QPA of 2.5 (based on 4.0).
  • Minimum prerequisite QPA of 2.5.
  • A minimum grade of C- or better for EM prerequisite courses and a grade of D or better for additional coursework taken at Pitt. A minimum grade of C is required for transfer.

Junior Year Applicants

A minimum of 60 college credits are required, including the required prerequisite courses. There is space for 48 junior year students. 

Application Requirements

Pitt Students (including regional campuses)

Complete the SHRS ApplyYourself application. Application Deadline: March 15. 

All applicants must:

  • Submit a 1 - 2 page personal essay discussing how you became interested in the field, any work or volunteer experience you have that will demonstrate your awareness of the field, and your long-term professional goals. Also include other areas of interest, extracurricular activities, and leadership experiences;
  • Submit one letter of recommendation: college instructor or supervisor preferred;
  • Submit transcripts from all colleges and universities attended;
  • Have a personal interview iwth the emergency medicine faculty;
  • Applications can be submitted while course requirements are in progress. 

Please note that admission to the program is competitive. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee admission.

Additional Information

This program requires students to complete clinical education at facilities external to the University, and such facilities will require a criminal background check, an Act 33/34/73 clearance, physical examination and a drug screen to determine whether the student applicant is qualified to participate in the clinical education. Students are required to maintain health insurance throughout the entire junior year and strongly recommended for senior year. Additionally, in order to become certified/licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony.

Senior Year Applicants

Senior transfer students are required to have current certification/licensure as a paramedic and have completed 51 college credits, including the required prerequisite courses. Students are required to earn 30 credits at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. These 30 credits may not include prerequisite courses. All Senior Transfer students will be offered a 3-credit online EM course each semester to fulfill the 30-credit requirement (Beyond the Body will be offered in the fall semester, and Organizational Theory will be offered in the spring). Students may take other 3-credit courses within SHRS (which might not be online) each semester to fulfill the 30-credit requirement.

Apply to the University of Pittsburgh by completing the Office of Admission and Financial Aid’s Transfer Application and selecting Emergency Medicine as your intended field of study. Applications deadline: March 15.

Applicants are encouraged to apply by the deadline as class size is limited. Applications recieved after the deadline will be reviewed based upon available space. 

Senior year applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Bob Seitz prior to applying to the University.

Currently Serving Military Applicants

Currently Serving Military (ADM) applicants are required to have current certification/licensure as a paramedic, ATP, or equivalent. Applicants must have completed 51 college credits, including prerequisite courses. Students are required to earn 30 credits at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. These 30 credits may not include prerequisite courses. All ADM students will be offered a 3-credit EM elective each semester to fulfill the 30-credit requirement (Beyond the Body will be offered in the fall semester, and Organizational Theory will be offered in the spring).

Apply to the University of Pittsburgh by completing the Office of Admission and Financial Aid’s Transfer Application and selecting Emergency Medicine as your intended field of study. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Currently Serving Military applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Bob Seitz prior to applying to the University.

 

Recommended Courses

  • Anatomy or Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Biology (with lab)*
  • General Chemistry (with lab)*
  • Organic Chemistry (with lab)*

Physics (with lab)*

 

Note

* Indicates recommended Pre-Med/PA courses-minimum one year each.

Health Information Management


Admission Requirements

Students pursuing the undergraduate degree in Health Information Management (HIM) enter the program in the junior year of their undergraduate studies.

  • Required credits/degrees: 60 college credits
  • Required quality point average (QPA): 2.5
  • Other admission criteria (recommended; not required): Volunteer or paid work experience in HIM

Pitt Students (including regional campuses)

Complete the SHRS ApplyYourself online application.

Rehabilitation Sciences


Prerequisites  

Students pursuing the undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation Science enter the program in the junior year of their undergraduate studies.

Required credits for admission: 60 college credits
Required minimum cumulative GPA: 2.5
Required minimum prerequisite science GPA: 2.5 

General Education and Prerequisite Courses

Students are required to have completed the following courses for a letter grade and earned a C- or better.

  • General Biology I and Lab, 4 credits
  • General Chemistry I and Lab, 4 credits
  • General Physics I, 3-4 credits
  • Mathematics (College Algebra or higher1), 2-3 credits
  • Statistics (Applied Statistics or higher), 3-4 credits
  • Introduction to Psychology, 3 credits
  • Human Development 2, 3 credits
  • English Comp/Intensive Writing (W)3,  6 credits
  • Humanities/Social Science4, 6 credits

Total Prerequisites: 34-37 credits 

1College Trigonometry or higher is highly recommended
2Students are encouraged to take REHSCI 1245 Human Development. Lifespan Development or Developmental Psychology also accepted
3ENGCMP 0200 Seminar in Composition or equivalent minimum; ENGCMP 0450 Research Writing recommended
4ANTH 0780 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology recommended

Note: Students planning to apply to graduate professional programs in health sciences are recommended to complete most of the prerequisite courses for those graduate programs (e.g. Physics II, Biology II, Chemistry II, etc.) prior to admission to the Rehabilitation Science program.  Anatomy and Physiology (prerequisites for many professional health science programs) are included in the Rehabilitation Science curriculum. 

 

Recommended Courses

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