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 such as nursing, PA, PT, OT, or other medical fields of study, as electives while receiving a background in the health education field.  Students select electives from a list of prerequisites for specific professional school programs.

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
BIOL 107
Zoology 1
or Introductory Biology I
4
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 1
or Composition and Rhetoric
3
HLTH 210 Introduction to the Discipline 1 3
PSYC 107 Introduction to Psychology 1,2 3
Professional development elective 1,3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
COMM 203
Public Speaking 1
or Communication for Technical Professions
3
HLTH 231 Healthy Lifestyles 1 3
SOCI 205 Introduction to Sociology 1,2 3
Select one of the following: 4
Fundamentals of Chemistry I 1  
General Chemistry for Engineering Students
and General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory
 
Professional development elective 1,3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
HLTH 236 Introduction to Health Disparities and Diversity 1,2 3
American history 2,4 3
Mathematics 1,4 3
Professional development elective 1,3 3
General elective 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
HLTH 240/KINE 240 Computer Technology in Health and Kinesiology 1 3
American history 2,4 3
Mathematics 1,4 3
Professional development elective 1,3 3
General elective 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 319 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1 4
HLTH 342 Human Sexuality 1,2 3
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 5 1
POLS 206 American National Government 3
Creative arts 2,4 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
BIOL 320 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1 4
HLTH 354 Medical Terminology for the Health Professions 1 3
KINE 120 The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1 1
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Language, philosophy and culture 2,4 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Fourth Year
Fall
HLTH 331 Community Health 1 3
HLTH 403 Consumer Health 1 3
HLTH 429 Environmental Health 1 3
HLTH 481 Seminar in Allied Health 6,7 1
Professional development elective 1,3 3
Professional development elective 1,3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
HLTH 335 Human Diseases 1 3
HLTH 353 Drugs and Society 1 3
HLTH 407 Global Health 1 3
HLTH 410 Worksite Health Promotion 1 3
HLTH 482 Grant Writing in Health 6,7 1
Professional development elective 1,3 1
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours120