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Academic Catalog '11-'12 | Health Science

 

Health Science Undergraduate Program

Faculty

 Karlita Chambers, Instructor

Description

The Health Science program educates students to enhance the quality of life, health, and well-being of individuals in society throughout the lifespan; a second concentration prepares students for graduate programs in physical therapy.  The program focuses on promoting healthier lifestyles physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially.  Depending on which concentration students choose, completing the program successfully equips them with the tools to enter the fitness industry or pursue physical therapy graduate education.

The program also affords students the opportunity for experiential learning through various fieldwork experiences in such environments as hospitals, rehabilitation settings, work hardening facilities, and fitness facilities.  

Major Requirements

Required Courses (61 credits) for Health Fitness Concentration
BIOL 101 Introduction to Biology
BIOL 121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 122 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
CHEM 113 Chemistry for the Health Sciences
HPNU 110 Professional and Career Success in the Health Professions
EXSC 200 Personal Fitness
EXSC 301 Strength Training and Conditioning
EXSC 310 Kinesiology
EXSC 315 Exercise Physiology
EXSC 320 Motor Learning
EXSC 321 Health & Wellness Programming
HPNU 200 Nutrition, Diet Therapy, and Health Promotion
EXSC 340 Exercise Prescription and Testing for General Populations
EXSC 350 Exercise Prescription and Testing for Special Populations II
EXSC 430 Research and Evidence-Based Practice
EXSC 491 Exercise Science Internship
MATH 110 Introduction to Statistics
PHIL 251 Bioethics
PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology
Electives (36 credits)

Required Courses (87 credits):  Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration
MATH 102 Intermediate Algebra
MATH 123 Pre-Calculus
MATH 125 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
BIOL 101 Introduction to Biology
BIOL 121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 122 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
CHEM 111 Fundamentals of Chemistry I
CHEM 112 Fundamentals of Chemistry II
EXSC 200 Personal Fitness
EXSC 301 Strength Training and Conditioning
EXSC 310 Kinesiology
EXSC 315 Exercise Physiology
EXSC 320 Motor Learning
EXSC 321 Health & Wellness Programming
HPNU 110 Professional and Career Success in the Health Professions
HPNU 200 Nutrition, Diet Therapy, and Health Promotion
EXSC 340 Exercise Prescription and Testing for General Populations
EXSC 350 Exercise Prescription and Testing for Special Populations II
EXSC 430 Research and Evidence-Based Practice
EXSC 491 Exercise Science Internship
MATH 110 Introduction to Statistics
PHIL 251 Bioethics
PHYS 111 General Physics I
PHYS 112 General Physics II
PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology
Electives (21 credits)

Areas of Concentration

  • Health Fitness

Students in the Health Science Program's Health Fitness concentration learn to help people make life choices that promote wellness.  Graduates will promote personal fitness, strength and conditioning, or work in health and wellness programs.

  • Pre-Physical Therapy

Students in the Health Science Pre-Physical Therapy concentration take courses that prepare them to continue into graduate programs in physical therapy.

Additional Requirements

BLS/CPR certification for the Health Care Provider

Internship Placement sites may have additional health or safety requirements that students must meet prior to receiving access to the Internship site.

NOTE: No student will be allowed to participate in Internship experiences unless and until these other requirements have been satisfied.

Transportation:  Students are required to provide their own transportation to and from Internship placement sites. Trinity’s free shuttle service connects the Main campus with the Brookland metro station.

Program Policies

Advanced Placement:
Credits earned through AP examinations do not fulfill requirements of the Health Science major.

CLEP Policy:
Credits earned through CLEP examinations do not fulfill requirements of the Health Science major.

Transfer Policy
Consult program faculty for information about transferring courses to Trinity.   

Grades in Major Courses
Students are required to earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in all courses counted to fulfill requirements for the major.

Pass/No Pass
The pass/no pass grading option is not accepted in courses to be applied for the major.

TELL Policy:
Students applying for credit in experiential learning should consult with the program faculty.

 

 


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Questions may be directed to Virginia Broaddus, Ph.D., Provost at BroaddusV@trinitydc.edu.

For teacher education courses, check Continuing Education  Archived Course Descriptions and Schedules.

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