SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads. A few DPT programs I'm looking at require Exercise Physiology as a pre-requisite. It seems to not be readily available in the Chicago area. (UIC has classes but they are for Kinesiology majors only.) One option is the United States Sports Academy which has an online class accepted by at least 2 programs I'm looking at. Unfortunately, it will end up being pretty expensive. Has anyone taken this class? Any feedback? Or does anyone know of other options?