Health Sciences

Professor Amy Welch (Chair); Assistant Professor Gregory Jancaitis, ATC; Assistant Professor Janine Osterman, ATC; Lecturer Kate Harney, ATC.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science is designed to provide students with two pathways for preparation in health careers.

Pre-Professional Health Careers

The Pre-Professional Pathway prepares you for graduate or professional study in medical school, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physicians’ assistant and other health-related programs. Students take a core of health-related courses, with ample flexibility to select courses needed for admission into your chosen field of post-baccalaureate study.

Accelerated Master’s in Athletic Training

The Accelerated Master’s in Athletic Training pathway prepares you for a career in athletic training through our innovative 3+2 program. Students complete both a bachelor’s in Health Science and master’s in Athletic Training in five years. Your fourth year serves as both the senior year of the bachelor’s in Health Science and the first year of the master’s degree in Athletic Training, as long as you meet admission criteria for the graduate program.

Goal:

To prepare students to meet the entrance requirements of graduate schools in areas such as athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant, medicine, public health, exercise sciences, biomechanics, and hospital administration.

Outcomes:
  • Earn advanced certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automatic external defibrillator (CPR/AED) administration.
  • Develop strong writing skills in the production of scientific literature.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in skills required for entry-level patient care.
  • Reference literature as appropriate for profession.
  • Be able to critically appraise scientific literature in the health care field.
  • Effectively communicate with health professions and the community on a variety of topics in health care.
  • Make sound, ethically-based decisions in topics of health care.
  • Demonstrate the ability to organize, lead, and work within an inter-professional team on a variety of health care initiatives.
Careers for this Major:
  • Hospitals
  • International healthcare organizations
  • Research facilities
  • Universities

Health Sciences Pre-Professional Track (B.S.) – Curriculum Map 2020-2021 Catalog

New PlanGrids
Freshman
Fall Cr. Comp. Spring Cr. Comp.
BI 101 Principles of Biology I (General Education Lab Science)4BI 102 Principles of Biology II (General Education Lab Science)4
EN 101 Composition and Literature I3EN 102 Composition and Literature II3
MA 232 Elementary Statistics (General Education Math)3HE 136 Emergency Care of Injury and I3
PY 211 Introduction to Psychology (General Education Social Science)3PE 163 Scientific Foundations of Health and Wellness3
HE 138 Introduction to Health Professions3General Education Arts & Humanities3 
      
Fall Semester Total Cr.: 16Spring Semester Total Cr.: 16
Sophomore
Fall Cr. Comp. Spring Cr. Comp.
BI 215 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 24BI 216 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 24
CH 103 General Chemistry I4CH 104 General Chemistry II4
General Education Literature3 HE 214 Clinical Anatomy3
HE 139 Health Science Research Methods3HE 256 Fundamentals of Epidemiology3
MA 107 Precalculus Mathematics (General Education Math)4PH 350 Medical Ethics (General Education Ethics)3
      
Fall Semester Total Cr.: 18Spring Semester Total Cr.: 17
Junior
Fall Cr. Comp. Spring Cr. Comp.
PS 201 General Physics I4PS 202 General Physics II4
General Education History3 HE 200 Foods and Nutrition4
HE 212 Health Promotion3HE 439 Leadership & Management in Healthcare 23
Course from Track 14 Course from Track 14 
   General Education Leadership1-3 
      
Fall Semester Total Cr.: 14Spring Semester Total Cr.: 16-18
Senior
Fall Cr. Comp. Spring Cr. Comp.
PE 265 Lifelong Motor Development3PE 371 Physiology of Exercise 24
PE 365 Kinesiology 24Course from Track 14 
Course from Track 14 Course from Track 14 
Course from Track 14 HE 450 Evidence - Based Healthcare (General Education Capstone)3
      
Fall Semester Total Cr.: 15Spring Semester Total Cr.: 15
TOTAL CREDITS FOR THIS MAJOR: 127-129

Health Sciences Accelerated Master's in Athletic Training Track (B.S.) – Curriculum Map 2020-2021 Catalog

New PlanGrids
Freshman
Fall Cr. Comp. Spring Cr. Comp.
BI 101 Principles of Biology I 14BI 102 Principles of Biology II 14
EN 101 Composition and Literature I3EN 102 Composition and Literature II3
HE 138 Introduction to Health Professions3General Education Arts & Humanities3 
MA 232 Elementary Statistics3HE 136 Emergency Care of Injury and I3
PY 211 Introduction to Psychology 13PE 163 Scientific Foundations of Health and Wellness3
      
Fall Semester Total Cr.: 16Spring Semester Total Cr.: 16
Sophomore
Fall Cr. Comp. Spring Cr. Comp.
BI 215 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 1,24BI 216 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 14
CH 103 General Chemistry I 14CH 104 General Chemistry II 14
General Education Literature3 HE 256 Fundamentals of Epidemiology3
HE 139 Health Science Research Methods3HE 214 Clinical Anatomy3
MA 107 Precalculus Mathematics4PH 350 Medical Ethics3
      
Fall Semester Total Cr.: 18Spring Semester Total Cr.: 17
Junior
Fall Cr. Comp. Spring Cr. Comp.
PS 201 General Physics I 14HE 200 Foods and Nutrition4
PE 265 Lifelong Motor Development 13HE 439 Leadership & Management in Healthcare 23
PE 365 Kinesiology 1,24PE 371 Physiology of Exercise 1,24
General Education History3 PS 202 General Physics II4
HE 212 Health Promotion 13General Education Leadership1-3 
      
Fall Semester Total Cr.: 17Spring Semester Total Cr.: 16-18
Senior
Fall Cr. Comp. Spring Cr. Comp.
HE 501 Athletic Training in Healthcare 21HE 450 Evidence - Based Healthcare 23
HE 502 Musculoskeletal Evaluation and Interventions 24HE 507 Care of Orthopedic Injuries II 24
HE 503 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training I 22HE 508 Therapeutic Interventions II 24
HE 504 Advanced Emergency Management 21HE 509 Clinical Experience in Athletic Training II 23
HE 505 Care of Orthopedic Injuries I 24HE 510 Simulation in Athletic Training I 21
HE 506 Therapeutic Interventions I 23   
      
Fall Semester Total Cr.: 15Spring Semester Total Cr.: 15
TOTAL CREDITS FOR THIS MAJOR: 130-132

Courses

HE 136 Emergency Care of Injury and I 3 Cr.

Follows the national standards for Advanced First Aid, CPR for Professional Rescuers, and Bloodborne Pathogens. Recognition, care, and temporary treatment of injuries and illness are discussed and the associated skills are practiced. In addition, this course will introduce basic concepts of emergency actions plans and initial injury evaluation. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded national certification cards for: Advanced First Aid, CPR for Professional Rescuers, and Bloodborne Pathogens training. 2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours. (Spring).

HE 138 Introduction to Health Professions 3 Cr.

Provides students with an introduction to the principles of pharmacology, medical terminology, and documentation used in the care of physically active individuals. Students will have opportunities to explore various careers in the field of healthcare. 3 lecture hours. Prerequisite: Health Science (HLS) standing. (Fall).

HE 139 Health Science Research Methods 3 Cr.

Provides the foundation for understanding basic research methods and the application of research findings to health care. Current literature is used to demonstrate the fundamentals of research design. Focus is on concepts of evidence-based practice with emphasis on forming answerable clinical questions, effective literature search strategies, and evaluation of the strength and relevance of clinical evidence. 3 lecture hours. (Fall).

HE 188 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.

HE 200 Foods and Nutrition 4 Cr.

Provides a background in organizational structure and activities that emphasize the physiological basis of nutrition with an analysis of nutritional needs at various age levels. Consideration given to the relationship of nutrition to health and fitness, principles of food selection, metabolism of nutrients, vitamins and minerals, energy balance and obesity, food safety and technology. 3 Lecture hours. 2 Laboratory hours. Prerequisite: BI 101 (Spring).

HE 212 Health Promotion 3 Cr.

Provides students with the knowledge and skills essential for understanding the etiology and prevention of common injuries and illness. Students will learn practical and theoretical skills needed to plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion programs in a variety of settings. Students will gain an understanding of how assessment, public policy, culture, and research impact health promotion planning. 3 lecture Hours. Prerequisites: PE 163, HE 139. (Fall).

HE 214 Clinical Anatomy 3 Cr.

This course is designed to explore musculoskeletal anatomy relating to human performance. Students will be able to identify major anatomical landmarks through palpation and perform range of motion assessments upon completion of the course. 3 lecture hours. Prerequisite/Corequisite: BI 215, BI 216.

HE 256 Fundamentals of Epidemiology 3 Cr.

Covers applications of Epidemiologic methods and procedures to the study of the distribution and determinants of health and diseases, morbidity, injuries, disability, and mortality in populations. Epidemiologic methods for the control of conditions such as infectious and chronic diseases, mental disorders, community and environmental health hazards, and unintentional injuries are discussed. Other topics include quantitative aspects of epidemiology, data sources, measures of morbidity and mortality, evaluation of association and causality, study design, and screening for disease. 3 lecture hours. Prerequisites: SM 139 Health Science Research Methods and MA 232 Elementary Statistics. (Spring).

HE 288 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.

HE 310 Pathophysiology in Sports Medicine 4 Cr.

The study of human pathology with primary emphasis on the pathogenesis of those pathological states most commonly encountered in sports medicine, their disruption of normal physiology and the body's mechanism for restoring the steady state (homeostasis) are discussed in this course. The biology of the disease process is examined at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ and organ system level. 3 Lecture hours. 2 Laboratory hours. Prerequisites: BI 215, BI 216, Grade C or higher or Permission of instructor. (Spring).

HE 388 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.

HE 439 Leadership & Management in Healthcare 3 Cr.

Focuses on leadership, management, and professional ethics in healthcare. Students will complete a series of organization and administrative projects and papers focused on personal and professional ethics. 3 lecture hours. Prerequisite: J2 standing or higher.

HE 450 Evidence - Based Healthcare 3 Cr.

A culminating experience in the health science program providing students an opportunity to synthesize, integrate and apply skills and competencies gained through their previous coursework. Students develop an evidence-based research topic or service project in healthcare based on an area of interest, prepare a written review of the existing scientific literature, and present work at the end of the semester. Satisfies general education capstone requirement. J2 or higher Health Science (HLS) standing. 3 lecture hours. Prerequisites: HE 212 Health Promotion, HE 256 Fundamentals of Epidemiology. (Spring).

HE 488 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.