B.S. Health Science, Health Science Concentration

Program Admissions Requirements

There are no program admission requirements for the B.S. in Health Science.

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3 - MATH 1153 or MGT 22163
Objective 46
Objective 5 - Biology and Chemistry requirements in core and concentration fulfill this objective. 7
Objective 6 - PSYC 1101 and SOC 11016
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

Major Requirements

Choose one of the following:4
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab (Partially fulfills Objective 5)
or
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
(BIOL 3301 has a prerequisite of BIOL 1101 or BIOL 2227, either of which will partially fulfill Objective 5.)
BIOL 3301 & BIOL 3301L are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for any students interested in pursuing professional degrees in chiropractic, dentistry, allopathic and osteopathic medicine, occupational therapy, optometry, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, and veterinary studies.
CPH 2200Promoting Wellness3
DHS 4426Evidence Based Research in Health Sciences3
Choose one of the following:2
Medical Terminology and Communication
Medical Terminology
Professional Competencies - Choose one of the following:3
Leadership and Policy
Health Law and Bioethics
Medical Law and Ethics
Medical Ethics
Ethical Issues in Healthcare Law and Policy
Healthcare Competencies3
Advanced Global Health
Community and Public Health
Global Health and Policy
US Health System
Sociology of Health and Illness
Communication Competencies2-3
Groups and Communication
Communication Inquiry
Health Behavior Change Theory and Application
Conflict Management
Patient Education Skills
Interpersonal Skills in Health Professions
Communication Strategies in Community and Public Health
Basic Addiction Treatment Skills
Professional and Technical Writing
Diversity Competencies - Choose one of the following:0-3
Some courses in this group also fulfill one of the three previous competency areas. The credits for these courses are not counted twice if the course was chosen to complete an earlier core area.
American Indian Health Issues
Anthropology of Global Health
Topics in Medical Anthropology
Clinical Medical Anthropology
Interpersonal Skills in Health Professions
Patient Education Skills
Survey of Aging Issues
Health Law and Bioethics
Critical Analysis of Social Diversity
Spanish for Health Care I
Students must have an overall 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) in BS Health Science Core courses with no grades below a C-.
Total Credits20-24

 Concentration Requirements

Choose an additional 12 credits from the Health Science core or other approved courses.12
DHS 1110Introduction to Health Professions3
BIOL 3302
3302L
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab 1
4
Choose one of the following biology courses with lab:4
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab
Introductory Microbiology
and Introductory Microbiology Laboratory
Cell Biology
and Cell Biology Laboratory
Choose one of the following chemistry sequences:7-9
Introduction to Chemistry
and Essentials of Organic and Biochemistry
and Essentials of Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
and General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
Either option partially fulfills Objective 5
Choose one of the following physics sequences:4
Essentials of Physics (Partially fulfills Objective 5)
Elements of Physics
and Elements of Physics Laboratory (Partially fulfills Objective 5)
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory (Partially fulfills Objective 5)
MATH 1153Statistical Reasoning (Either course fulfills Objective 3)3
or MGT 2216 Business Statistics
NTD 2239Nutrition (Partially fulfills Objective 5)3
or NTD 3340 Nutrition for Health Professionals
PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology (Partially fulfills Objective 6)3
SOC 1101Introduction to Sociology (Partially fulfills Objective 6)3
Students must have an overall 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) in Health Science Concentration courses with no grades below a C-.
Total Credits46-48

 ​Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education37
Core Requirements (w/o General Education)16-20
Concentration Requirements (w/o General Education)16-18
Upper Division Free Electives24
Free Electives16-20
Total Credits 120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)