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.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 1
or Composition and Rhetoric
Select one of the following: 2 3-4
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences  
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus II for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II  
BIOL 107 Zoology 2 4
American history elective 3,4 3
Creative arts elective 3,4 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
CHEM 101
CHEM 111
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I 2
HLTH 210 Introduction to the Discipline 2 3
Select one of the following: 1 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Select one of the following: 2 3-4
Mathematical Concepts—Calculus  
Business Calculus  
Calculus I for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics I  
Explorations in Mathematics  
Analytic Geometry and Calculus  
Introduction to Logic  
American history elective 3,4 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
BIOL 319 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I 2 4
HLTH 231 Healthy Lifestyles 2 3
KINE 120 The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 2 1
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 5 1
POLS 206 American National Government 3
PSYC 107 Introduction to Psychology 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
BIOL 320 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II 2 4
HLTH 240/KINE 240 Computer Technology in Health and Kinesiology 2 3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Language, philosophy and culture elective 3,4 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Third Year
HLTH 236 Race, Ethnicity and Health 2,7 3
HLTH 331 Community Health 2 3
HLTH 342 Human Sexuality 2 3
HLTH 481 Seminar in Allied Health 8,9 1
SOCI 205 Introduction to Sociology 2 3
General elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
HLTH 335 Human Diseases 2 3
HLTH 354 Medical Terminology for the Health Professions 2 3
HLTH 407 Global Health 2 3
Select one of the following: 2 3
Introduction to Biometry  
Statistical Methods  
Statistical Methods  
General elective 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
HLTH 353 Drugs and Society 2 3
HLTH 403 Consumer Health 2 3
HLTH 482 Grant Writing in Health 8,9 1
Professional development elective 2,6 7
 Semester Credit Hours14
HLTH 410 Exercise and Health Programs in the Workplace 2 3
HLTH 429 Environmental Health 2 3
Professional development elective 2,6 9
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120