Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in Public Health with a Concentration in Wellness

Note that this is a sample four-year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary if they are unable to take specific courses during specific semesters. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA both overall and in the major is required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to successfully graduate.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

CHE 150Chemistry for Health Care Professions

4

or

CHE 152General Chemistry I

3

SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

4

HSC 236Introduction to Public Health

3

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

GTW 101Gateways

1

or

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

Total Credit Hours:15-16

First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

HSC 130Medical Terminology

3

MAT 155Finite Mathematics for Liberal Arts

4

Baccalaureate Experience course

4

HSC 100Health Science

2

PSY 200General Psychology

4

GTW 102Gateways II

1

or

HON 102Pathways to Honors 2

1

Total Credit Hours:18

 

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

HSC 203Nutrition

3

AWR 201Writing and Research

4

Baccalaureate/Electives

4

BIO 183Microbiology for the Allied Health Sciences

3

or

BIO 204Biological Unity

4

HSC 220Functional Anatomy

3

or

HSC 230Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

Total Credit Hours:17-18

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

PSY 250Health Psychology

4

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

SPE 208Speech for Business and the Professions

4

Baccalaureate Experience course

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

HSC 360Principles of Epidemiology in Exercise and Public Health

3

ESC 150Comprehensive First Aid/CPR/AED

2

ESC 280Adult Fitness

3

SOC 310Applied Sociology

4

Humanities Fine Arts (Bacc Exp)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

HSC 375Social and Behavioral Sciences

3

HSC 350Biostatistics

3

SOC 313Social Stratification

4

SOC 375Research Methods

4

ESC 340Applied Kinesiology

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

HSC 440Health Policy and Social Change

3

ESC 380Exercise Testing and Prescription

3

Elective

2

ESC 372Principles of Exercise Leadership

2

or

HSC 420Nutritional Supplements

2

HSC 490Internship in Public Health

2-12

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

HSC 450Public Health Management and Leadership

3

HSC 445Health Promotion Program Planning and Evaluation

3

HSC 490Internship in Public Health

2-12

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 127-129