Health - BS, Allied Health Track

The goals of the curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science in Health are to more effectively develop literate, informed professionals capable of making the world healthier and more humane. Students receive a general education through a broad exposure to information. They also receive a specialized education through coursework designed to help them develop as a professional, expand their knowledge and skills related to health education and prepare them for professional practice. The curriculum in health offers two options: the Allied Health track and the School Health track.

The Allied Health concentration gives students a strong background in health that serves them well if they choose to pursue additional schooling in an allied health area. This concentration provides an opportunity for students to take prerequisite courses for professional allied health schools as electives while receiving a background in the health education field.  Students select electives from a list of prerequisites for specific professional schools.

This program consists of two phases: pre-professional phase and professional phase.  Students must meet program prerequisite requirements in order to advance to professional phase.

This degree plan has been laid out showing students the number of hours they must take each semester in order to complete the degree in four years without attending summer school.  This is a suggested plan and does not have to be followed as laid out below.  Students should use this information in conjunction with advising documents available from their advisor or the department website when scheduling courses each semester to ensure they are meeting all prerequisites, taking courses for admission to professional phase in a timely manner and meeting all grade requirements.

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 103 or ENGL 104Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition or Composition and Rhetoric 3
Please select one of the following: 3-4
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus II for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II  
BIOL 107Zoology 4
American history elective 1,23
Creative arts elective 1,23
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Select one of the following: 3-4
Mathematical Concepts—Calculus  
Business Calculus  
Calculus I for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics I  
Analytic Geometry and Calculus  
Introduction to Logic  
CHEM 101
CHEM 111
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I
American history elective 1,23
HLTH 210Introduction to the Discipline 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
BIOL 319Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
KINE 120The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1
POLS 206American National Government 3
PSYC 107Introduction to Psychology 3
HLTH 231Healthy Lifestyles 3
KINE 199Required Physical Activity 1
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
BIOL 320Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
HLTH 216First Aid 2
HLTH 240/KINE 240Computer Technology in Health and Kinesiology 3
POLS 207State and Local Government 3
Language, philosophy and culture elective 1,23
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
HLTH 236Race, Ethnicity and Health 33
HLTH 331Community Health 3
HLTH 342Human Sexuality 3
HLTH 481Seminar in Allied Health 41
SOCI 205Introduction to Sociology 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
HLTH 335Human Diseases 3
HLTH 354Medical Terminology for the Health Professions 3
HLTH 407Global Health 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Biometry  
Statistical Methods  
Statistical Methods  
Free Elective 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
HLTH 353Drugs and Society 3
HLTH 403Consumer Health 3
HLTH 482Grant Writing in Health 41
Professional Development Electives 56
 Term Semester Credit Hours13
HLTH 410Exercise and Health Programs in the Workplace 3
HLTH 429Environmental Health 3
HLTH 445Professional Practice in Health Education 2
Professional Development Electives 56
 Term Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120

Must meet Core Curriculum requirements.


Course selection should meet the International and Cultural Diversity graduation requirement, if needed.


Course meets International and Cultural Diversity graduation requirement.


Meets Core Curriculum writing requirement.


To be chosen in consultation with your academic advisor from BICH 303, BICH 410, BIOL 112, BIOL 206, BIOL 351, CHEM 102, CHEM 112, CHEM 227, CHEM 237, CHEM 228, CHEM 238, GENE 301, GENE 310, GENE 312, NUTR 202, PHIL 111, PHIL 251, PHYS 201, PHYS 202, PSYC 306, PSYC 307 and PSYC 335/NRSC 335.