Prerehabilitation Sciences includes concentrations in physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, and allied health areas. This curriculum is designed to meet the requirements of the rehabilitation medicine programs at the Medical University of South Carolina and other professional schools. This program requires a minimum of 68­90 semester hours of undergraduate coursework depending on the concentration. In addition, students must apply to a professional school for acceptance into its program.

Because preparation of some of the concentrations requires three years, students are advised to select a major with similar requirements after consultation with the Prerehabilitation Sciences advisor. The following curriculum fulfills the general requirements for those fields, requiring only two years of prerequisites. The Prephysical Therapy and Preoccupational Therapy concentrations require an additional year of electives. These electives should be chosen after consultation with the advisor. Professional schools may change their requirements at any time, so it is imperative that students in this major stay in close contact with their advisor.

For financial aid purposes, students in the Prerehabili-tation Sciences program are considered to be enrolled in a degree-seeking program.

First Year

First Semester
4 - BIOL 103 General Biology I
4 - CH 101 General Chemistry
3 - ENGL 101 Composition I
3 - PSYCH 201 Introduction to Psychology
3-4 - Mathematical Sciences Requirement1

Second Semester
4 - BIOL 104 General Biology II
4 - CH 102 General Chemistry
3 - ENGL 102 Composition II
3 - Humanities Requirement2
3 - Mathematical Sciences Requirement1

Second Year

First Semester
4 - BIOSC 222 Human Anatomy and Phys. I
4 - PHYS 207 General Physics I
3 - PSYCH 340 Lifespan Developmental Psych.
3 - Humanities Requirement2
3 - Literature Requirement3

Second Semester
4 - BIOSC 223 Human Anatomy and Phys. II
3 - CP SC 120 Intro. to Information Technology
3 - HIST 365 English Cultural History
4 - PHYS 208 General Physics II
3 - SPCH 150 Intro. to Speech Communication

Third Year4

68-90 Total Semester Hours

1See advisor. Two courses selected from MTHSC 102 or 106 and EX ST 301 or MTHSC 301. To register for MTHSC 102 or 106, entering students must present a satisfactory score on the Clemson Mathematics Placement Test or register in the first semester for MTHSC 103.

2See General Education Requirements.

3ENGL 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, or H210.

4Currently only the Prephysical Therapy and Preoccupational Therapy concentrations require a third year. Although any credit course may satisfy the requirements for the third year, students are advised to select courses in consultation with the advisor to satisfy General Education Requirements.


Under a regional plan, the South Carolina Prevet-erinary Advisory Committee coordinates a program for South Carolina residents who are interested in pursuing careers in veterinary medicine. South Carolina residents attending any college or university may apply through the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Currently the University of Georgia admits up to 17 students each year through arrangements with the Southern Regional Education Board. The State of South Carolina also has a contract with Tuskegee University to admit up to four South Carolina residents. Application must be made directly to Tuskegee University.

Minimum requirements for admission to a college of veterinary medicine generally include the satisfactory completion of prescribed courses in a well-rounded undergraduate degree program. Specific re
quirements for admission to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine include the following undergraduate courses: six credits of English, 14 credits of humanities and social studies, eight of physics, eight of general biology, eight credits of advanced biology, three credits of biochemistry and 16 credits of organic and inorganic chemistry. (Chemistry and physics courses must be at the premedical level; they may not be survey courses.)

To be in the best competitive position, applicants should complete courses in animal agriculture, genetics, nutrition, biochemistry, and advanced biology. Considerations for selection are character, scholastic achievement, personality, experience with large and small animals, general knowledge, and motivation. In the past, competition has been keen, and only those applicants who have shown exceptional ability have been admitted. Specific considerations may include a minimal grade-point average and completion of standardized tests such as the Graduate Record Examination and the Veterinary College Admission Test.

Since out-of-state students attending Clemson are ineligible to apply to the University of Georgia or Tuskegee University under the South Carolina quota, they should contact the college(s) of veterinary medicine to which they plan to apply. They may apply at the University of Georgia for at-large admission.

Veterinary schools accept students with a broad range of academic backgrounds; therefore, it is recommended that the beginning university student select any undergraduate major and simultaneously complete the courses required for veterinary school entrance and those required for completion of a BS or BA degree. For students selecting Animal and Veterinary Sciences or Biological Sciences at Clemson University, the basic curricula have been designed to accommodate Georgia's entrance requirements. For further information, contact the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at (864) 656-3427.