The plan listed below is designed to provide suggestions for sequencing your major courses, but there are also other ways to sequence most majors. This plan is meant to provide aid in early, provisional planning. Please consult with your academic advisor to make strategic academic decisions about which courses to take each semester.

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Sample Four Year Plan: Health Science (BS) with Pre-Occupational Therapy/Pre-Athletic Training concentration

FALL - Semester 1

INDV 101: Truman Week
MATH 156: College Algebra
ENG 190: Writing as Critical Thinking
HLTH 255: Introduction to Community & Public Health
OR HLTH 270: Health Systems and Consumers
^MODE OF INQUIRY
HLTH 195/198: Lifetime Health & Fitness (Personal well-being)
HLTH 196/198L: Lifetime Physical Activity (Personal well-being)

SPRING - Semester 2

^MODE OF INQUIRY
MATH 157: Plane Trigonometry
SOAN 190: Sociological Inquiry (Intercultural)
HLTH 255: Introduction to Community & Public Health
OR HLTH 270: Health Systems and Consumers
^MODE OF INQUIRY (Physical Science or MATH)

FALL - Semester 3

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
HLTH 290: Principles of Health Education & Health Science
STAT 190: Basic Statistics
*COMM 170 Public Speaking
^BIOL 100 Biology w/lab (Life Science Mode)

SPRING - Semester 4

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
^HLTH 349 W/E Research Methods in Health Science
Concentration Selective (1 of 4)
HLTH 325: Health Management & Policy
^PSYC 166: General Psychology (Social Scientific Mode)

FALL - Semester 5

BIOL 365/365L: Human Anatomy
^JINS 3XX: Junior Interdisciplinary Seminar W/E
HLTH 350: Public Health Practicum
Concentration Selective (2 of 4)
PSYC 377: Developmental Psychology

SPRING - Semester 6

Concentration Selective (3 of 4)
HLTH 366: Program Assessment and Planning
Electives
PSYC 366: Psychology of Abnormal Behavior

FALL - Semester 7

BIOL 325: Human Physiology
^HLTH 410: W/E Health Communication Methods
HLTH 200: Medical Terminology
Electives
POL 101: Constitutional Government
OR HIST 298: American Institutional History

Register for CHES Exam (Senior Test)

SPRING - Semester 8

HLTH 440: Program Implementation and Evaluation
Concentration Selective (4 of 4)
Electives

Take CHES Exam in April (Senior Test)

Pre-Occupational Therapy/Pre-Athletic Training concentration course options include ES 245: Nutrition for Health, Fitness, and Sport, ES 282: Care and Prevention of Sport Injuries, ES 342: Biomechanics with Lab, ES 345: Exercise Physiology, ES 363: Health & Wellness Psychology: or ES: Injury and Rehabilitation Psychology, ES 369: Physical Activity for Individuals with Disability, HLTH 320: Patient Education and Clinical Health Promotion, HLTH 361: Mental Health, and HLTH 467: Introduction to Epidemiology.

^NOTES:  All students must complete 6 of the 8 Modes of Inquiry; Health Science Pre-Medical Science students are specifically required to complete BIOL 107 (Life Science Mode) and PSYC 166 (Social Scientific Mode) to fulfill Required Support, as well as CHEM 130 (Physical Science Mode).  The Writing Enhanced (WE) course requirements are met by completing HLTH 366,  HLTH 410 and JINS 3XX.  It is recommended students select a Mode of Inquiry or JINS course that meets the Intercultural Perspectives requirement.

 

*COMM 170 test-out procedure is available on the following website: http://communication.truman.edu/comm170testoutmainpage.asp.  Students who earn varsity sport credit may use this credit in place of HLTH 196 or HLTH 198L (activity only).

 

 See course pre-requisites at the following link: http://catalog.truman.edu/

 

You are encouraged to use these materials in conjunction with the Truman Catalog and Degree Works (available on TruView) as a guide in planning your progress toward completion of degree requirements.  The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in the catalog.

Department chair: please contact Jonathan Vieker with any updates to the plan above.

This is a sample course sequence to illustrate class offerings for this major. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for certifying completion of degree requirements based on requirements specified in Truman's Official Catalog.

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