Allied Health Foundations Minor

Allied Health Foundations Minor

The Allied Health Foundations minor is designed for students who intend to pursue advanced studies in an allied health field such as physical therapy, athletic training, occupational therapy, and rehabilitation sciences.  Students will gain important pre-professional skills and knowledge while also completing the most commonly required prerequisites for admission to these professional programs.  This minor is open to all students but is particularly suitable for students majoring in Biological Sciences, Health and Human Performance, Psychology, and Communication Sciences and Disorders. 

Minor - 23 credits
BIOLOGY 361HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I 14
BIOLOGY 362HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II 14
Select 0-4 units of Statistics 20-4
BIOSTATISTICS
EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS
INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL REASONING AND ANALYSIS (GM)
BASIC STATISTICAL METHODS
BASIC SOCIAL STATISTICS
Select 3-6 units of Psychology or Human Life Span Development courses:3-6
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (GI)
INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY (GS)
PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONALITY
PSYCHOLOGY OF CHILDHOOD
PSYCHOLOGY OF ADOLESCENCE
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
Select 3 units of coursework focused on Health and Healthcare:3
CULTURE, MEDICINE AND HEALTH
HEALTH SERVICES SYSTEMS
INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH COMMUNICATION
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH (GI)
HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY (Health Psychology)
SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS
Select electives to reach a minimum of 23 credits choosen from the unused courses in the Psychology/Human Life Span Development and Health/Healthcare areas or from the following list. Consult with an advisor about the best choices to meet your career goals. (Note that admission to physical therapy programs requires two semesters of both chemistry and physics.) 5-9
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (GL)
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (GL)
PHYSICS FOUNDATIONS (GL)
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS I (GL)
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS II (GL)
NUTRITION FOR HEALTH
FIRST AID AND C.P.R.
KINESIOLOGY
PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION AND DISORDERS (GI)
SOCIOLOGY OF DISABILITY
DISABILITY IN SOCIETY (DV)(GI)
MEDICAL ASPECTS OF DISABILITY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY
1-3 credits of an approved internship or undergraduate research
Minimum of 11 credits of 300 or 400-level coursework are required
Total23

1Biology majors may substitute coursework in kinesiology, exercise physiology, physics, or chemistry.

2Students who are required to complete a statistics course within their major will be able to select additional elective credits in the minor.

Unique Requirements
Completion of an approved Statistics course (BIOLOGY 303 OR EDFOUND 482 OR MATH 230 OR PSYCH 211 OR SOCIOLGY 295)
Completion of 1 or 2 semesters of general Biology:
BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (GL)
OR
INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY I (GL)
and INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY II (GL)

Milestone: Completion of graduation exit survey.