Course Catalog

Allied Health Minor Course Descriptions

For the minor, you will choose two Biology courses with labs, two Chemistry courses CHM 164 or higher, Abnormal Psychology, and 6 credits of electives.

PSY 443 Abnormal Psychology

3 Hours

This course is a study of the dynamics of abnormal personality development and behavior, including a comprehensive study of the origin, symptoms and treatment of psychological disorders. Students will be exposed to the diverse aspects of clinical psychology. Prerequisite: Six credit hours of psychology courses.

ATN 320 Human Nutrition

3 Hours

This course is a comprehensive investigation concerning the basics of nutrition, common eating disorders, methods of weight control and special needs of athletes, including an examination of the common techniques of body composition analysis.

ATN 330 Pathology & Evaluation of Injury I

3 Hours

This course is a comprehensice study of the commonly accepted techniques used to clinically evaluate athletic injuries and illness for the purpose of determining the type and severity as well as the prescription of appropriate treatment and/or referral. Students will investigate typical symptoms and common clinical signs associated with athletic injuries and illnesses, including common contributing etiological factors. This course focuses primarily on the upper body. Prerequisite: BIO 211.

ATN 335 Pathology & Evaluation of Injury II

3 Hours

This course is a comprehensice study of the commonly accepted techniques used to clinically evaluate athletic injuries and illness for the purpose of determining the type and severity as well as the prescription of appropriate treatment and/or referral. Students will investigate typical symptoms and common clinical signs associated with athletic injuries and illnesses, including common contributing etiological factors.This course focuses primarily on the lower body. Prerequisite: BIO 211.

ATN 390 Therapeutic Modalities

3 Hours

This course involves a comprehensive study of the physical principles, physiological effects, indications, contraindications, safety precautions and standard operating procedures of the therapeutic modalities commonly used in the treatment of athletic injuries. It also includes current pain control theories, the body's personal response to trauma and inactivity, as well as the role and function of various pharmacological agents used in the field of sports medicine. Prerequisites: ATN 330 andATN 335.

ATN 395 Therapeutic Exercise

3 Hours

This course examines the components of a comprehensive rehabilitation and reconditioning program. Subjects to be covered include: determining therapeutic goals and objectives, selecting therapeutic modalities and developing criteria for progression of therapy and return to competition. Prerequisite: ATN 390.

ATN 397 Medical Aspects & Pharm Interv. I

3 Hours

This is the first of two courses intended to introduce students to various health-related issues and associated pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions. This course is taught in a system-based approach. Systems to be covered in the sequence of courses will include: respiratory, cardiovascular, gastro-intestinal, genitourinary, gynecological, Ear/Nose/Throat, neurological, dermatological, immune, musculoskeletal, and reproductive. Guest speakers will assist the instructor by presenting enhancing topics in addition to regular class meetings.

ATN 398 Med Aspects/Pharm Interv. II

2 Hours

This is the second of two courses intended to introduce students to various health-related issues and associated pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions. This course is taught in a system-based approach. Systems to be covered in the sequence of courses will include: respiratory, cardiovascular, gastro-intestinal, genitourinary, gynecological, Ear/Nose/Throat, neurological, dermatological, immune, musculoskeletal, and reproductive. Guest speakers will assist the instructor by presenting enhancing topics in addition to regular class meetings.

ATN 455 Organ/Admin for Healthcare Profess

2 Hours

This course is designed to familiarize students with the various administrative and management responsibilities of athletic training. The course primarily focuses on the management dynamics of athletic training facilities, including personnel, students, facilty design, purchasing and budgeting of financial resources. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

BIO 220 Anatomy and Physiology I

4 Hours

This course is an in-depth study of the structure and function of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems at all levels of organization. Topics include cell biology, histology, developmental anatomy and pathological conditions relevant to students majoring in the health sciences. Three lectures and one laboratory. Prerequisite: concurrent or prior enrollment in CHM 113 or CHM 150 is strongly recommended.

BIO 222 Microbiology

4 Hours

Students will study the biology of bacteria, viruses, yeasts, molds and certain animal parasites. Lectures and laboratory exercises cover microbiological techniques, morphology, anatomy, growth, reproduction, physiology and genetics. Three lectures, two laboratories. Prerequisite: CHM 113 or CHM 150. General Education: Natural Science and its Methods -Life Science. (Prior to Fall 2009)

BIO 315 Genetics

4 Hours

This is an introduction to the study of genetics using classical and molecular approaches. Topics covered include transmission genetics, replication of DNA, gene expression and control, and population genetics. Three lectures, one laboratory. Prerequisites: BIO 101 and BIO 102.

BIO 316 Evolutionary Biology

3 Hours

The history, genetic basis, and products of evolutionary forces, including understanding the factors that affect evolutionary change, and the modes of evolutionary change. This course is designed to present the evidence for evolution and its effects on populations from the molecular to the community and ecosystem level. Three lectures. Prerequisite: BIO315

BIO 319 Animal Development

4 Hours

Students will study the development of animals through an integration of descriptive, experimental and biochemical approaches. Topics include gametogenesis, fertilization, cleavage, gastrulation and formulation of organ rudiments. Two lectures, two laboratories. Prerequisites: BIO 101 and BIO 102.

BIO 330 Anatomy and Physiology II

4 Hours

This course is an in-depth study of the structure and function of the endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems at all levels of organization. Other topics include fluid and electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, and pathological conditions relevant to students majoring in the health sciences. Three lectures and one laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM 113 or CHM 150 or by permission of the instructor; BIO220 is stongly recommended.

BIO 344 Immunology

4 Hours

An introduction into the chemical, genetic,and biological properties of immune responses, acquired immunity and the production of antibodies. Prerequisites: BIO 315, BIO 341, BIO 342 or consent of instructor.

BIO 346 Intro to Molecular and Cell Biology

4 Hours

Study of the structure and function of the cell and its subcellular components. Provides an understanding of membrane and cellular physiology from a molecular aspect. Prerequisites: BIO 315, BIO 341, BIO 342 or consent of instructor.

CHM 174 University Chemistry II

4 Hours

A study of the fundamentals of organic chemistry (nomenclature, functional groups, reactions) with an emphasis on compounds of biological interest (amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, enzymes, nucleic acids and the metabolic cycles). Three lectures, one two-hour laboratory. Prerequisite CHM164

CHM 331 Organic Chemistry I

4 Hours

This is an introduction to the nomenclature, structure, properties, reactions and uses of the compounds of carbon. Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM 164/166 or CHM 174.

CHM 332 Organic Chemistry II

4 Hours

This course is a continuation of CHM 331. Students will study the structure, properties, reactions and uses of the compounds of carbon. Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: CHM160 and CHM 331.

CHM 341 Biochemistry I

4 Hours

First semester of a comprehensive biochemistry course providing an introduction to the chemical and physical properties of biologically important molecules. Topics include carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and enzymes. Prerequisites: CHM331, BIO 101, BIO 102 or consent of instructor.

CHM 342 Biochemistry II

4 Hours

Refer to BIO 342.

HLT 300 Community Health and Disease

3 Hours

This course explores and examines health problems in current society. Topics range from cardiovascular disease to holistic health care. Time will be allotted for selected topics that the course participants feel are pertinent.

NUR 100 Medical Terminology

2 Hours

This comprehensive study introduces the definition and use of medical terms common to various health-related desciplines. Basic knowledge of medical language facilitates the overall understanding of scientific principles and the medical language used by all members of the health care team.

NUR 300 Pharmacology

3 Hours

This asynchronous online pharmacology course focuses on the basic and clinical concepts of pharmacology in nursing practice. Students will examine concepts related to pharmacotherapeutics; pharmacodynamics; pharmacokinetics; adverse reactions and contraindications; therapeutic indications; and nursing implications. Prerequisites: NUR311

NUR 302 Health Assessment & Promotion

3 Hours

This course introduces the student to health promotion, teaching/learning, and lifestyle behavior change models that enhance adaptation abilities of individuals, families, populations, and communities. Students have the opportunity to build on foundational assessment skills and to analyze the variance between normal and abnormal health findings. Prerequisite and/or corequisite: NUR311

SPX 315 Kinesiology

3 Hours

This course examines the kinesiological, anatomical and mechanical concepts requisite to critical assessment, description and qualitative analysis of human exercises, sport and locomotive activities. Two lectures, one laboratory per week. Prerequisite: BIO 220.

SPX 410 Physiology of Exercise

3 Hours

This course investigates the physiological adjustments of the human organism to exercise, including neuromuscular, metabolic and cardiorespiratory changes that occur with acute and chronic exercise, and the influence of such variables as nutrition, drugs, environment, gender, age, training and body weight. Prerequisite: BIO 122.

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