Undergraduate Pathway in Exercise and Sport Science

Do you want to study for a degree in the United States but need to improve English language skills or test scores? A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university. Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program. We provide full integration with domestic and international students on campus from highly trained university instructors and tutors while giving you academic support throughout your program.

INTO OSU Undergraduate Pathway program will prepare you to enter the second year of Oregon State University's undergraduate degree program in exercise science. 

Curriculum

3-term Pathway

 TERM 1                  COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS            
ALS 150 Academic Reading & Writing 3
ALS 151 Academic Listening & Speaking 3
MTH Math Course - Variable Level* 4
KIN 131 Introduction to Exercise & Sport Science 1
CH 121 General Chemistry 5
  Total 16
TERM 2 COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ALS 162 Academic Reading and Writing 3
COMM 111 Public Speaking 3
ANTH 210 Comparative Cultures 3
ALS 181 Comparative Cultures Bridge 2
CH 122 General Chemistry 5
  Total 16
TERM 3             COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS    
WR 121 English Composition 3
ALS 181 English Composition Bridge 2
MTH Math Course - Variable Level* 4
HHS 231 Lifetime Fitness for Health 2
ALS 181 Lifetime Fitness for Health Bridge 2
CH 123 General Chemistry 5
  Total 18

*Specific course is determined by results of Math placement test and requirements for the major field of study.

Degree Program Components

  • 180 credit hour program
  • 50 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 130 credit hours remaining towards degree

4-term Pathway

The 4-term Undergraduate Pathway program combines intensive English language study, academic skills development and academic course work. The program is designed to guide students through the first year of an undergraduate degree program.

TERM 1 Study Plan COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS        
ALS 150 Academic Reading & Writing 3
ALS 151 Academic Listening & Speaking 3
MTH Math Course - Variable Level* 4
ALS 181 Bridge for ALS 140 2
ALS 181 Bridge for ALS 141
2
ALS 116 Academic Success 2
Total 16

*Specific course is determined by results of Math placement test and requirements for the major field of study.

16 credits apply from Pathway

Career Paths

As a graduate of an undergraduate degree program in liberal arts at OSU, you might find work as a:

  • Athletic trainer
  • Clinical exercise physiologist
  • Coach
  • Fitness program director
  • Nutritionist
  • Personal trainer
  • Physical education teacher
  • Physical therapist aid

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Undergraduate Pathway in Exercise and Sport Science

Undergraduate Entry Paths and Requirements

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Direct Admission* 3-Term Pathway Program 4-Term Pathway Program
Academic Requirements:
    High school diploma with a 3.0 GPA (SAT not required)
    High school diploma with a 2.5 GPA
    High school diploma with a 2.5 GPA
English Language Requirements:
    TOEFL iBT 80 (minimum 16 subscores) or IELTS 6.5 or completion of Academic English Level 6 or SATV (verbal/critical thinking): 500+ or ACTE (ACT English): 21+
    TOEFL iBT 60 or IELTS 5.5 or PTEA 44 or Password overall Level 6 or completion of Academic English Level 4 with C (or Pass) or higher grades in all classes
    TOEFL iBT 50 or IELTS 5.0 or PTEA 41 or completion of Academic English Level 3 with C (or Pass) or higher grades in all classes
Age Requirement:
    16 years and above
    16 years and above

*If you meet all of these criteria, you may apply directly to OSU. If you do not meet these criteria, we encourage you to apply to our Pathway and English language programs.

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Undergraduate Pathway in Exercise and Sport Science

When can I start?

2017-18 Dates and Prices 

Program Program Start Dates Tuition
3-Term Pathway: January 2, 2018
March 27, 2018
June 19, 2018
$29,988
4-Term Pathway: January 2, 2018
June 19, 2018
$36,630

 

2018-19 Dates and Prices

Program  Start Dates Tuition
3-Term Pathway: September 13, 2018
January 2, 2019
March 26, 2019
June 18, 2019
$30,900
4-Term Pathway: September 13, 2018
January 2, 2019
March 26, 2019
June 18, 2019
$37,380
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Undergraduate Pathway in Exercise and Sport Science

What are the progression requirements?

After successfully completing the 3-term Standard Pathway program, you are guaranteed to enter a second year of study. This transition to university from an INTO program is called progression. You must meet the following Oregon State University Pathway Progression criteria in order to progress:

  • 2.25 cumulative GPA in the Pathway program
  • No Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) graded courses in OSU academic course work
  • Grade of C- or better in English Composition (WR 121), Math (MTH 111 or higher) and Communication (COMM 111)
  • Minimum of 36 credits earned during Pathway program

What are my degree options after completing the INTO OSU Pathway?

After successfully completing the Exercise Science Pathway program, students can pursue an undergraduate degree in one of the following:

This major is also suitable for preparation into graduate programs for research or professional programs to become a physician, physical or occupational therapist, physician assistant and/or nurse.

How will an INTO OSU Pathway and an OSU degree program prepare me for success after my studies?

Internship experiences are required in the Fitness & Nutrition option of the Exercise and Sport Science major and the Applied Exercise and Sport Science option. Internship placements are in professional settings that prepare students for their future careers.

Practicum experiences are required in the Physical Education Teacher Education option and the Pre-Therapy & Allied Health option.

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