PEAK Majors

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Health Sciences Major

37-43 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Complete the Health and Human Performance Core (18-23 credits):

One of the following (4-8 credits):

BIO-201* or
BIO-210
AND
BIO-202

Molecules to Cells and Laboratory or
Molecules to Cells and Integrated Laboratory Research
AND
Organismal Biology and Laboratory

8

OR

BIO-159**

Cellular Basis of Human Physiology

4

All of the following (14-15 credits):

BIO-224

Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Laboratory

4

BIO-225

Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Laboratory

4

HHP-203

Human Health and Nutrition

3

MAT-125 or
MAT-150 or
MAT-175 or
MAT-212

Data Analysis and Statistics or
Applied Calculus: A Modeling Approach or
Single Variable Calculus or
Multiple Regression Analysis

3-4

Complete the following (6-7 credits):

BIO-360 or
BIO-361

Microbiology and Laboratory or
Pathobiology

4
3

HHP-499

Health Sciences Seminar

3

Complete at least 9 credits (including at least one laboratory) from the following:

BIO-316

Genetics

3

BIO-330

Cell Biology and Laboratory

4

BIO-354

Human Anatomy Selected Topics

2

BIO-360 or
BIO-361

Microbiology and Laboratory or
Pathobiology (If not taken to fulfill requirement above)

4
3

BIO-365

Immunology

3-4

BIO-371

Endocrinology

3

BIO-376

Neurophysiology and Laboratory

4

CHE-412

Biochemistry

3-4

HHP-312

Health-Related Fitness and Exercise Prescription

3

HHP-318 Nutrition 3
HHP-319 Mechanical Analysis of Sport 3
HHP-343 Physiology of Exercise I and Laboratory 4
HHP-410 Exercise Metabolism 3

Notes

*The BIO-201/210 - BIO-202 sequence is the better choice for students planning to enter a graduate program that would require Cell Biology or Biochemistry, i.e., programs leading to careers as a physician or physician’s assistant or in dentistry, veterinary medicine, medical lab science, optometry or pharmacy.

**BIO-159 is the appropriate choice for students who do not plan to enter a graduate program that would require Cell Biology or Biochemistry. Graduate programs not requiring these courses would include those leading to careers as a nurse, physical therapist or occupational therapist.

Some graduate and professional programs have additional course requirements.