Health Science Major

Sample 4-Year Plan: Community, Worksite and Public Health Concentration

Requirements and Application Information

Eligible students must apply to be part of the Community, Worksite, Public Health Concentration

To be eligible for acceptance for the CWPH concentration, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • 75 credit hours
  • overall GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • completion of (with a grade of C or better) HLTH 255, HLTH 270, HLTH 290, and STAT 190

To apply, interested students can submit the Application to the CWPH Concentration

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 Community, Worksite, and Public Health concentration

FALL - Semester 1

TRU 100 Seminar
TRU 1XX: Self and Society
MATH 156: College Algebra
ENG 190: Writing as Critical Thinking
HLTH 255: Intro to Community & Public Health
POL 101 Constitutional Government
OR HIST 298 American Institutional History

SPRING - Semester 2

MATH 157: Plane Trigonometry
HLTH 270: Health Systems and Consumers
^BIOL 100 or 107 Biology w/lab
COMM 170: Public Speaking
^PSYC 166 General Psychology

FALL - Semester 3

HLTH 290: Public Health Education Principles
STAT 190: Basic Statistics
STEM Perspective
Social & Behavioral Perspective

SPRING - Semester 4

^HLTH 349: WE Research Methods in Health Science
HLTH 325: Health Management and Policy
CWHP Concentration Selective
Art & Humanities Perspective

FALL - Semester 5

HLTH 467 Introduction to Epidemiology
HLTH 405 Global Public Health (Intercultural)
CWHP Concentration Selective
HLTH 366 Program Planning & Assessment

SPRING - Semester 6

HLTH 410: Health Communication Methods
Art & Humanities Perspective
BIOL 325 Human Physiology
HLTH 455 School Health programs
HLTH 480 Worksite Health

Junior Summer Session

HLTH 460: Internship in Health Education
Electives (typically online)
Register for the CHES Exam (Senior Test)

Senior Fall Semester

HLTH 440: Program Implementation and Evaluation
Perspectives & Electives to complete degree
HLTH 400 CHES Exam Review
Take CHES Exam in October (Senior Test)

Total required hours: 120

^NOTES: All students must complete Perspectives requirements; Health Science Community Worksite
and Public Health concentration students are specifically required to complete BIOL 107 or BIOL
100 and PSYC 166 to fulfill Required Support. The Writing Enhanced (WE) course requirements are
met by completing HLTH 320 (as an elective in the major or another WE course in any area), HLTH
349, and JINS 3XX.

See course pre-requisites at

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 the Center for Academic Excellence with any updates to the plan above. Rev. 5-3-23

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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