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Academic Catalog '14-'15 | Health Science

Health Science

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Description

The health science program prepares students to enhance individuals’ quality of life, health, and well-being throughout their lifespan. The health science program focuses on promoting healthier lifestyles physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. Students successfully completing the program are equipped with the tools to enter the fitness industry or pursue physical therapy graduate education.

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

Major Requirements

Health Fitness Track

Students in the health science program's health fitness concentration learn to help people make life choices that promote wellness. Graduates are employed in rehabilitation clinics, non-profit organizations that promote personal fitness, and wellness centers and also work as coaches.

Required Courses for Health Fitness Track (64 credits):

  • 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
  • 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
  • EXSC 340 Exercise Prescription and Testing for General Populations
  • EXSC 350 Exercise Prescription and Testing for Special Populations
  • EXSC 430 Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • EXSC 491 Exercise Science Internship
  • HPNU 120 Medical Terminology
  • HPNU 200 Nutrition, Diet Therapy, and Health Promotion
  • MATH 110 Introduction to Statistics
  • PHIL 251 Bioethics
  • PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology
  • SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology

Pre-Physical Therapy Track

Students in the health science pre-physical therapy concentration take courses that prepare them to continue into their education in physical therapy graduate programs.

Required Courses for Pre-Physical Therapy Track (79 credits):

  • 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
  • EXSC 340 Exercise Prescription and Testing for General Populations
  • EXSC 350 Exercise Prescription and Testing for Special Populations
  • EXSC 430 Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • EXSC 491 Exercise Science Internship
  • HPNU 120 Medical Terminology
  • HPNU 200 Nutrition, Diet Therapy, and Health Promotion
  • MATH 102 Intermediate Algebra
  • MATH 110 Introduction to Statistics
  • MATH 123 Pre-Calculus
  • MATH 125 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • PHIL 251 Bioethics
  • PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology
  • SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology

Suggested Courses for Pre-Physical Therapy Track (8 credits)

Physics is not required for the major but a year of physics is required by graduate-level physical therapy programs.  Majors should take these courses if they plan to apply to physical therapy programs immediately after graduation.

  • PHYS 111 General Physics I
  • PHYS 112 General Physics II

Additional Requirements

Health Science Senior Assessment

The senior assessment in health science is not a comprehensive exam but is rather a senior comprehensive portfolio project that requires students to reflect on, assess and document their own academic progress and learning. Specific requirements and due dates are distributed to seniors in the semester preceding their expected graduation. In order to prepare the portfolio self-assessment, students should keep copies of written course work, graded papers and exams from all psychology, sociology, biology, ethics and exercise science courses they have taken. While requirements for the portfolio vary slightly from year to year, students are generally required to assess several academic products in completing a short narrative of their academic experience as well as complete an evidence-based research paper. Students must submit the portfolio by the due date and must receive a grade of C or higher in order to graduate. Portfolios submitted after the due date will not be considered for graduation in that semester.

Internship

BLS/CPR certification is required 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.

Course Descriptions

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
EXSC 340 Exercise Prescription and Testing for General Populations
EXSC 350 Exercise Prescription and Testing for Special Populations
EXSC 430 Research and Evidence-Based Practice
EXSC 491 Exercise Science Internship
HPNU 120 Medical Terminology
HPNU 200 Nutrition, Diet Therapy, and Health Promotion
MATH 102 Intermediate Algebra
MATH 110 Introduction to Statistics
MATH 123 Pre-Calculus
MATH 125 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
PHIL 251 Bioethics
PHYS 111 General Physics I
PHYS 112 General Physics II
PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology


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