Health Sciences

Degree to be earned: 
B.S.
Major Academic Plan: 
Health Sciences - Pre-Professional

students in saurwein classroomMajor Courses

38 semester hours

  • HSC 110 - Foundations of Professional Practice
  • HSC 150 - Medical Terminology
  • HSC 260 - Medical Imaging Basics
  • HSC 290 - Applied Pharmacology and Pathology
  • HSC 370 - Internship in Health Sciences
  • HSC 425 - Healthcare Seminar
  • HSC 477 - Kinesiology
  • HSC 485 - Healthcare Administration
  • HSC 487 - Exercise Physiology
  • HSC 490 - Research Methods in Health Sciences
  • ATR 171 - Acute Care of Injury and Illness
  • ATR 213 - Anatomy for Orthopedic Assessment
  • HPE 240 - Community Health
  • HPE 306 - Nutrition
  • PSY 101 - General Psycholgoy
  • PSY 206 - Child Psychology, 207 - Adolescent Psycholgoy, or 209 - Abnormal Psychology

Allied Courses

  • MTH 115 - Quantitative Reasoning
  • MTH 210 - Elementary Statistics
  • BIO 110 - Contemporary Biological Problems, or 123 - Biology I
  • BIO 235 - Human Physiology or 363 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • CHM 103 - Fundamentals of Chemistry or 111 - General Chemistry I
  • One course from: ATR 389, ANT 200, EDU 200, HPE 115, 116, PHI 216, PSY 206, 207, 209, or 406.

Transfer students are required to complete at least 24 hours in HSC major while in residence.

*Pre-Professional Curriculum Option
Several sub-disciplines of Health Sciences are graduate level programs that have competitive admissions processes that will demand the students have high academic marks and appropriate prerequisite coursework. For students with such ambitions, the department has developed the Pre-Professional Curriculum Option that is designed to meet standard prerequisites for graduate studies in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic, and Physician Assistant Studies. The specific prerequisite coursework will vary by program and institution, therefore requiring students and their AIM HEI mentor to develop a path that meets the students’ aspirations.