Health Sciences Program

The University awards the Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences upon successful completion of a concentration curriculum listed below.

 Concentrations

Students must select a concentration area in Pre-Professional, Pre-Athletic Training, Nutrition and Food Services or Communicative Disorders.

Pre-Professional Concentration (AHPR) is designed to prepare students seeking admission to a post-baccalaureate professional allied health program of study. The curriculum includes natural sciences, such as biology, chemistry and physics, as well as advanced courses in health sciences. Students are encouraged to earn a grade of “B” or better in all required professional school’s pre-requisite courses.

Pre-Athletic Training Concentration (AHPA) is designed to prepare students seeking admission to a post-baccalaureate athletic training program of study.

Communicative Disorders Concentration (AHCD) is composed of course work for students intending to pursue graduate programs in Speech Language Pathology or Audiology.

Nutrition and Food Services Concentration (AHNF) is composed of course work for students intending to pursue careers in nutrition and food service related fields or graduate programs in nutrition and/or food service management. This concentration does not prepare students for a career as a registered dietitian.

Students must earn a C or better in all courses required in the curriculum in order to earn this degree.

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Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences

  • (CLR) Computer Literacy Requirement;
  • (GER) General Education Requirement;
  • (OCR) Oral Communication Requirement;
  • (UR) University Requirement

Suggested Course Sequence:

YEAR* COURSE NAME COURSE NUMBER REQUIREMENT CREDIT HRS
1 BIOL 114 GER 3
1 BIOL 115 1
1 BIOL 116 GER 3
1 BIOL 117 1
1 ENGL 101 GER 3
1 ENGL 102 GER 3
1 Freshman Seminar Course UR 1
1 Humanities Elective GER 3
1 MATH 101 GER 3
1 MATH 102 or 108 or 214 GER 3
1 PSYC 101 GER 3
1 SPCH 101 OCR 3
2 CHEM 105 GER 3
2 Computer Literacy Elective(s) CLR 2
2 Humanities Elective GER 3
2 Fine Arts Elective GER 3
2 Humanities Elective GER 3
2 PSYC 212 GER 3
2 PSYC 208 3
2 Approved Concentration Electives See below 12
2 AHSC 200 1
3 NURS 312 3
3 ENGL 310, 366, 368 or 468 GER 3
3 Approved Concentration Electives See below 12
3 Approved 300+ Concentration Electives ** 9
4 AHSC 404 3
4 AHSC 440 3
4 AHSC 442 3
4 AHSC or
NURS
450
499
3
4 Approved 300+ Concentration Electives ** 18
TOTAL HOURS 120

*Recommend complete as Freshman (1), Sophomore (2), Junior (3), Senior (4)

Courses in major should be taken in a sequential order. Students should obtain a curriculum plan from the department.

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Health Sciences Pre-Professional Concentration (AHPR) 

**Approved 300+ Electives must be from the following (27 hours required):
BIOL 304 (4), 315 (3), 320 (4), 326 (4), 328 (3), 329 (2), 440 (3), 441 (1), 461 (5)
AHSC 312 (3), 315 (3), 324 (3), 340 (3), 408 (3), 410 (3), 425 (3), 426 (1)
COMD 350 (3)
DIET 305 (3), 330 (3)
HPED 340 (3), 360 (3), 375 (3), 412 (3)
NURS 315 (3)
PSYC 301 (3), 305 (3), 313 (3)

Approved Concentration Electives (24 hours required)

AHSC 220 (3), 221 (3)
SOCI 151 (3), 204 (3)
BIOL 155 (4) 156 (4), 203 (3), 204 (1), 205 (3)
PHYS 101 (3), 203 (1), 102 (3), 204 (1), 151 (3)
CHEM 106 (3), 110 (2), 221 (3), 222 (3), 226 (2)
DIET 200 (3)
PSYC 204 (3)

Health Sciences Pre-Athletic Training Concentration (AHPA)

**Approved 300+ Electives must be from the following (27 hours required):

ATTR 495 (1) and 26 hours from the following courses:

AHSC 312 (3), 315 (3), 324 (3), 340 (3), 408 (3), 410 (3), 425 (3), 426 (1)
DIET 305 (3)
BIOL 461 (5)
PSYC 301 (3), 305 (3), 313 (3)
HPED 340 (3), 360 (3), 375 (3), 412 (3)

Approved Concentration Electives (24 hours required)

ATTR 210 (3), 250 (2)
BIOL 155 (4)
DIET 200 (3)
PHYS 101 (3), or 151 (3)
PSYC 204 (3) or PSYC 211 (3)

6 hours from the following courses:
AHSC 220 (3)
DIET 211 (2)
PHYS 203 (1)
HPED 141 (3), 240 (3)
BIOL 156 (4)

Health Sciences Communicative Disorders Concentration (AHCD)

**Approved Electives (300+) must be from the following (27 hours required):
COMD
327 (3), 380 (3), 384 (3), 390 (3), 395 (3), 399 (3) 400 (3), 436 (3), and 3 hours from COMD 350 (3), 355 (3), 386 (3), or 397 (3)

Approved Concentration Electives (24 hours required)
COMD 121 (3), 278 (3), 279 (3), 281 (3)
EDUC 211 (3), and
9 hours from DIET 200 (3), 330 (3), NURS 315 (3), PSYC 301 (3), 305 (3), or SOCI 204 (3)

Health Sciences Nutrition and Food Services (AHNF)

**Approved Electives (300+) must be from the following (27 hours required):
AHSC 408 (3), 425 (3), 426 (1)
COMD 350 (3)
CULA 401 (3)
DIET 330 (3)
MKTG 300 (3)
NURS 315 (3)
PSYC 313 (3)
SPAN 335 (3), 336 (3)
SOCI 325 (3)

Approved Concentration Electives (24 hours required)
DIET 111 (3), 112 (1), 200 (3), 201 (1), 264 (3), 301 (3), 305 (3), 316 (3), 404 (3)
CULA 105 (1)
SOCI 151 (3)

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