B.S. Health Science with a concentration in Health Occupations

Program Admissions Requirements

Students must be a graduate of or be enrolled in a career technical health occupations program that awards an associates degree. (Out-of-state associate degrees must be evaluated for meeting the Idaho State Board of Education standards.) If the associate degree is over five years old, the degree must be evaluated for currency in the respective technical field.

General Education

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

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3 - MATH 1153 13
Objective 4 6
Objective 5 - Biology and Chemistry requirements in core and concentration fulfill this objective.7
Objective 66
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

“P” courses are equivalent to the original course.

Core Requirements

Choose one of the following:4
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab (Partially fulfills Objective 5)
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 Competencies - Choose one of the following:3
Advanced Global Health
Community and Public Health
Global Health and Policy
Global Health Systems
Sociology of Health and Illness
Communication Competencies - Choose one of the following:2-3
Groups and Communication
Communication Inquiry
Conflict Management
Interpersonal Skills in Health Professions
Health Behavior Change Theory and Application
Patient Education Skills
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

BIOL 3302
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab
MATH 1153/1153PStatistical Reasoning (Satisfies General Education Objective 3)3
Choose one of the following sequences: 17
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
Choose one of the following: 14
Essentials of Physics
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
and General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
Choose one of the following:3
Introduction to Pathobiology
Introduction to Pulmonary Disease
Choose one of the following:2
Movement Theory and Motor Development
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
Nutrition for Health Professionals
Social Psychology
Sociology of Health and Illness
Students must complete all Health Occupation Concentration courses with a grade of "C" or higher.
Total Credits23

Each of the following courses partially satisfy General Education Objective 5: CHEM 1101, CHEM 1102/CHEM 1103, CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I/CHEM 1111L General Chemistry I Lab, CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II/CHEM 1112L General Chemistry II Lab, PHYS 1100 Essentials of Physics, PHYS 1111 General Physics I/PHYS 1113 General Physics I Laboratory, and PHYS 1112 General Physics II/PHYS 1114 General Physics II Laboratory.


Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education37
Core Requirements (w/o General Education)16-20
Concentration Requirements (w/o General Education)17
Upper Division Free Electives22
Free Electives28-24
Total Credits120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education