Health Science Major

Sample 4-Year Plan: Pre-Occupational Therapy/Pre-Athletic Training 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 Pre-Occupational Therapy/Pre-Athletic Training concentration

FALL - Semester 1

TRU 100: Seminar
TRU 1XX: Self & 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: Principles of Health Education & Health Science
STAT 190: Basic Statistics
^CHEM 100 or 130 General Chemistry
SOAN 190 Sociological Inquiry (Intercultural)

SPRING - Semester 4

^HLTH 349 WE Research Methods in Health Science
Health Concentration Selective (1 of 4)
HLTH 325 Health Management & Policy
Art & Humanities Perspective

FALL - Semester 5

BIOL 325 Human Physiology
Art & Humanities Perspective
Health Concentration Selective (2 of 4)
PSYC 377 Developmental Psychology

SPRING - Semester 6

Health Concentration Selective (3 of 4)
HLTH 366 Program Planning & Assessment
PSYC 366 Psych. of Abnormal Behavior

FALL - Semester 7

HLTH 410 Health Communication Methods
HLTH 200 Medical Terminology
Art & Humanities Perspective
Register for CHES Exam (Senior Test)

SPRING - Semester 8

HLTH 440 Program Implementation & Evaluation
Health Concentration Selective (4 of 4
HLTH 400 CHES Exam Review
Take CHES Exam in April (Senior Test)

^NOTES: All students must complete Perspectives requirements; Health Science Pre-OT/AT concentration students are specifically required to complete BIOL 107 or BIOL 100, CHEM 100 or CHEM 130, 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.

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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. 5-4-23

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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