Health Sciences Major B.S.
The Health Sciences program is for those students who are concerned with the well-being of others; and who also possess a strong science aptitude. As healthcare has evolved in the U.S., degree programs in the allied health professions (athletic training, physical therapy, physician assistant, etc.) have moved to post-baccalaureate education. Individuals with career interests in allied health professions must, first, attain prerequisite knowledge to be prepared to study in these advanced degree programs. This rigorous academic program meets requirements for entry into graduate school for a career in athletic training, physical therapy, or physician assistant. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates a much faster than average job growth for most careers in health care.
Core courses required of all Health Sciences concentrations are:
|AT 406||Introduction to Athletic Training||1|
|AT 667||Pharmacology for Athletic Training||2|
|BIOL 411||Introductory Biology: Molecular and Cellular||4|
|BIOL 412||Introductory Biology: Evolution, Biodiversity and Ecology||4|
|BMS 507||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BMS 508||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|CHEM 403||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 404||General Chemistry II||4|
|EXSC 620||Physiology of Exercise||4|
|EXSC 722||Applied Biomechanics||4|
|INCO 403||Healthcare Professions Seminar||2|
|KIN 585||Emergency Medical Responder||4|
|KIN 652||Clinical Kinesiology||4|
|NUTR 400||Nutrition in Health and Well Being||4|
|PHYS 401||Introduction to Physics I||4|
|PHYS 402||Introduction to Physics II||4|
|PSYC 401||Introduction to Psychology||4|
|SOC 402||Statistics 1||4|
|or PSYC 402||Statistics in Psychology|
|SPST 780||Psychological Factors in Sport||4|
|Health Science Course with Lab||5|
|Senior Capstone Requirement||4|
Any UNH statistics course satisfies the requirement with adviser approval.
Required University Courses
Candidates for a degree must satisfy all of the University Discovery requirements in addition to satisfying the requirements of their selected Health Sciences concentration.
Athletic Training Concentration
This concentration is intended for students interested in pursuing a career as an athletic trainer. Students in this concentration develop knowledge and skills to prepare them for graduate study in a CAATE Accredited Master’s Degree in Athletic Training. This concentration provides the prerequisite coursework to study in the (proposed) Master of Science in Athletic Training at the University of New Hampshire.
Requirements for the Athletic Training Concentration are those presented in the Major Requirements – Core Courses, above.
Physician Assistant / Physical Therapy / ‘Other’ Medical Professions Concentration
This concentration is intended for students interested in pursuing a career as a physician assistant, physical therapist, or other medical profession. Students in this concentration develop knowledge and skills to prepare them for graduate study in medical fields.
Requirements for the PA / PT / Other Medical Professions Concentration are those presented in the Major Requirements, above, and the Additional Required Courses and Electives listed below. These courses are intended to provide an individualized component of the Health Sciences curriculum to meet the needs and interests of the student pursuing their personal career path.
Additional Required Courses
Health / Medical topic classes (may meet Discovery category requirements) of the following classifications:
- 400/500-level classes – students must select 2 from this category
- 600-level class – students must select 1 from this category
- 700-level classes – students must select 2 from this category
Courses that meet these criteria are non-required Health Sciences courses; and course work in Communication Sciences & Disorders, Human Development & Family Studies, Health & Human Services, Health Management & Policy, Kinesiology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Recreation Management & Policy, Social Work.
A student’s plan of elective courses must be approved by a Health Sciences adviser.
|BMCB 658/659W||General Biochemistry||3|
|BMS 503/504||General Microbiology||3|
|CHEM 545/546||Organic Chemistry||3|
|GEN 604||Principles of Genetics||4|
|KIN 684/685||Emergency Medical Care: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)||3|
|PSYC 561||Abnormal Behavior||4|
|PSYC 581||Child Development||4|