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Overview

The College of Idaho has an outstanding reputation for preparing students for successful careers in the health professions.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Live a healthy, active lifestyle.
  • Provide a strong foundation in nutrition as well as human anatomy and physiology.
  • Prepare for graduate study or career opportunities in the health sciences.
  • Learn lifelong skills in lab and activity courses offered through the department.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Major
Health Sciences Major

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

34-39 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Major Requirements

 

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

 

One of the following (4-8 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-201 Biology I: Molecules to Cells 3 credits
BIO-201L Molecules to Cells Lab 1 credits
  or  
BIO-210L Molecules to Cells Research-Based Lab 1 credits
  AND  
BIO-202 Organismal Biology 3 credits
  OR  
BIO-159 Cellular Basis of Human Physiology 3 credits

 

The BIO-201 - 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.

 

All of the following (14-15 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-224 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 credits
BIO-224L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1 credits
BIO-225 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 credits
BIO-225L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1 credits
HHP-203 Human Health and Wellness 3 credits
     
MAT-125 Data Analysis and Statistics 3 credits
  or  
MAT-150 Applied Calculus: a Modeling Approach 4 credits
  or  
MAT-175 Single Variable Calculus 4 credits
  or  
MAT-212 Multiple Regression Analysis 3 credits

 

Complete the following (6-7 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-360 Microbiology 3 credits
BIO-360L Microbiology Lab 1 credits
  or  
BIO-361 Pathobiology 3 credits
  and  
HHP-499 Health Sciences Seminar 3 credits

 

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

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-316 Genetics 3 credits
BIO-330 Cell Biology 3 credits
BIO-330L Cell Biology Lab 1 credits
BIO-354 Selected Topics: Human Anatomy 1 credits
     
BIO-360 Microbiology 3 credits
BIO-360L Microbiology Lab 1 credits
  or  
BIO-361 Pathobiology 3 credits
     
BIO-365 Immunology 3 credits
BIO-371 Endocrinology 3 credits
BIO-376 Neurophysiology 3 credits
BIO-376L Neurophysiology Lab 1 credits
CHE-412 Biochemistry 3 credits
HHP-312 Health Related Fitness and Exercise Prescription 3 credits
HHP-318 Applied Nutrition 3 credits
HHP-319 Mechanical Analysis of Sport 3 credits
HHP-343 Physiology of Exercise I 3 credits
HHP-343L Physiology of Exercise I Lab 1 credits
HHP-410 Exercise Metabolism 3 credits
HHP-445 Environmental Human Physiology 3 credits
HHP-445L Environmental Human Physiology Lab 1 credits

 

BIO-360 or BIO-361: If not taken to fulfill requirement above

Some graduate and professional programs have additional course requirements.

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Health Promotion Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

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19 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-102 Biology of Human Disease 3 credits
BIO-102L Biology of Human Disease Lab 1 credits
  or  
HHP-106 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 3 credits
HHP-106L Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory 1 credits
     
HHP-203 Human Health and Wellness 3 credits
     
MAT-125 Data Analysis and Statistics 3 credits
  or  
MAT-212 Multiple Regression Analysis 3 credits
     
HHP-351 Instructional Methods in Health 3 credits
PSY-370 Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine 3 credits
HHP-317 Drug Use and Abuse 3 credits

 

Students seeking Idaho State Department of Education certification, grades 6-12, must also take these additional courses:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HHP-318 Applied Nutrition 3 credits
HHP-328 Elementy Curriculum Planning in Health And P E 2 credits
HHP-329 Secondary Curriculum Planning in P E 2 credits
HHP-350 Organization and Administration School Health Programs 3 credits
PSY-128 Human Sexuality and Intimacy 3 credits

 

Please note, this minor alone will not fulfill the requirements to teach in the state of Idaho. Students wishing to pursue teaching licensure should contact the College of Idaho Education Department.

 

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