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Physics II: Lecture and Lab

PHYS 1011

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This online Physics II Lec­ture and Lab course is a four-cred­it-hour, alge­bra-based course deliv­ered at a dis­tance and includes a hands-on physics lab­o­ra­to­ry. It is designed for indi­vid­u­als who need a semes­ter of Physics II as a pre­req­ui­site to apply for admis­sion to health pro­fes­sions pro­grams.

Grad­u­ate pro­grams that may require PHYS 1011: Physics II may include but are not lim­it­ed to:

  • Med­i­cine
  • Vet­eri­nary med­i­cine
  • Den­tal med­i­cine
  • Nurs­ing
  • Phys­i­cal ther­a­py
  • Physi­cian assis­tant

A bal­anced approach

Physics II empha­sizes a bal­anced approach to learn­ing and demon­strat­ing the prin­ci­ples of physics. Stu­dents will prac­tice their under­stand­ing of the course mate­r­i­al through hands-on lab­o­ra­to­ries, writ­ten and online home­work prob­lems, and inte­gra­tive projects, sup­port­ed by video lec­tures and exten­sive read­ings. The accom­pa­ny­ing text pro­vides appli­ca­tions of top­ics to a vari­ety of bio­med­ical­ly-rich exam­ples rein­forced by online home­work activ­i­ties.

PHYS 1011 course out­line

The over­all goal of this online course is to pro­vide the stu­dent, inter­est­ed in the health pro­fes­sions, with an intro­duc­tion to physics that empha­sizes the con­cepts that are the foun­da­tion of sci­ences, which the stu­dents may encounter in their pro­fes­sion­al stud­ies. These top­ics include ther­mo­dy­nam­ics, waves and sound, elec­tro­sta­t­ics, cir­cuits, mag­net­ism, light and optics, and atom­ic and nuclear phe­nom­e­na.


The lab­o­ra­to­ries that accom­pa­ny Online Physics II for the Health Pro­fes­sions con­tain learn­ing objec­tives sim­i­lar to any oth­er Physics II lab, accom­plished on any col­lege cam­pus, except that stu­dents work at home.

An empha­sis is placed on under­stand­ing the con­cept behind each Online Physics II Lab and use of the sci­en­tif­ic method required by today’s health­care pro­fes­sion­als who are expect­ed to have a gen­er­al under­stand­ing of how sci­ence and the sci­en­tif­ic method con­tribute to their pro­fes­sion.

Home­work exer­cis­es are designed to pro­vide stu­dents with prac­tice to solve physics prob­lems. Online exer­cis­es are designed to inte­grate physics con­cepts with com­mon health sci­ence appli­ca­tions. Like the online quizzes, the prob­lems pro­vide quick for­ma­tive assess­ment of stu­dent under­stand­ing.

Developed for your success

The labs have been devel­oped specif­i­cal­ly to meet the require­ments for suc­cess­ful entry into the health pro­fes­sion, in par­tic­u­lar to pass the phys­i­cal sci­ence por­tion of entry exams such as the MCAT.

How does the laboratory work?

Stu­dents pur­chase a state-of-the-art hand­held device that con­tains a vari­ety of instru­ments to per­form exper­i­ments and col­lect data. Fol­low­ing the course instructor’s intro­duc­tion for the lab­o­ra­to­ry, the stu­dent sets up the appro­pri­ate lab exper­i­ment and under­takes the exper­i­ment. The stu­dent will devel­op men­tal mod­els from the hands-on activ­i­ties.

The stu­dent starts by mak­ing a pre­dic­tion and obtains exper­i­men­tal data rel­e­vant to that pre­dic­tion by mak­ing mea­sure­ments in real time. The stu­dent ana­lyzes the data obtained, draws con­clu­sions and makes appli­ca­tions. A quiz con­cludes each unit.

How are laboratories graded?

Each exper­i­ment includes a lab report sheet that will be turned in for a grade.

What happens if a student has a problem with an experiment?

Dis­cus­sion boards can be used for com­mu­ni­cat­ing and trou­bleshoot­ing with class­mates and online videos are also avail­able for ref­er­ence. Addi­tion­al­ly, stu­dents can con­tact their instruc­tor for assis­tance.

A list of laboratory experiments

  • Ther­mo­dy­nam­ics and Heat Trans­fer
  • Waves and Sound
  • Acoustic Mea­sure­ments and Map­ping
  • Elec­tro­sta­t­ics
  • Volt­age and Capac­i­tance
  • Cur­rent and Resis­tance
  • DC Cir­cuits
  • Mag­net­ism
  • Waves and Light
  • Geo­met­ri­cal Optics
  • Atom­ic Physics Sim­u­la­tions
  • Nuclear Physics Sim­u­la­tions

Complete at your own pace

Many stu­dents are non­tra­di­tion­al stu­dents who have elect­ed an online course for flex­i­bil­i­ty. Since the course is self-paced, you may com­plete the course in few­er than 16 weeks. How­ev­er, work­ing at the pace typ­i­cal for a four semes­ter-hour course, most stu­dents will take the allot­ted 16 weeks to com­plete this online Physics II course.

Prerequisites for the online Physics II Lecture and Lab course

Stu­dents will need a min­i­mum of one semes­ter of col­lege-lev­el alge­bra and back­ground knowl­edge in trigonom­e­try. One semes­ter of physics (PHYS-1010 or equiv­a­lent) is high­ly rec­om­mend.

Technical Requirements

To learn more about the tech­ni­cal require­ments for this and oth­er Post-Bac­calau­re­ate cours­es, click here.

Required course materials


Col­lege Physics
Open­Stax Col­lege
Rice Uni­ver­si­ty
ISBN-13: 978–1-947172–01-2

Avail­able free online:

Option­al text:
Stu­dent Solu­tion Man­u­al – Open­Stax Physics Stu­dents Solu­tion Man­u­al

Lab Materials

IOLab: The Pock­et Physics Lab
Avail­able through our book­store at or macmil­lan learn­ing

Hands-On Lab Kit
To order, go to:
Then click on the green “YES
Login: C000384
Pass­word: lab­paq (all small case)

All of the online sim­u­la­tors used in the course are avail­able for free from:
PhET Inter­ac­tive Sim­u­la­tions
Uni­ver­si­ty of Col­orado Boul­der

Tuition and Fees

Cred­its: 4
Tuition: $1400
Reg­is­tra­tion: $25
Total: $1425

The cost of the mate­ri­als is not includ­ed in this total.

Exam Procedures

All exams are tak­en online. Major exams are required to be proc­tored. For instruc­tions on how to take your exams online, vis­it Online Learning’s Proc­torU site.

Enrollment online anytime

You may enroll at any time via our self-ser­vice reg­is­tra­tion por­tal. Pay­ment is due in full at the time of reg­is­tra­tion.  Your offi­cial start date is the date that the course opens and you will have 16 weeks from that date to com­plete your course.  

Courses start on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month

You must be reg­is­tered for your class by 12:00 noon EST on the Mon­day before the class starts. See the UNE Aca­d­e­m­ic Cal­en­dar for more details. 

Assistance with registration

If you have any ques­tions or need help with reg­is­ter­ing for your class, please call an Enroll­ment Coun­selor at 1–855-325‑0894, email, or view the online FlexReg course reg­is­tra­tion tuto­r­i­al

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