Health Science Degree with a Concentration in Nutrition and Wellness

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Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
I.   General Education Core
  BI 195     
Anatomy and Physiology I
3 2 4
  BI 196     
Anatomy and Physiology II
3 2 4
  CH xxx    
Chemistry Elective*
4 0 4
  EN 101    
English Composition
4 0 4
  EN xxx  
English Elective
3 0 3
  IDS 120   
Global Public Health**
3 0 3
  MT 120
or higher
Mathematics Elective***
4 0 4
  PI 242    
Contemporary Ethical Issues+
3 0 3
II.   Computer Literacy  (IT 102 or equivalent) 3 0 3
III.   Advanced Standing Credits If appropriate
IV.   Related coursework to complete the degree++ Variable
  BI 122 Basic Pathophysiology or 3 0 3
  BI 222 Pathophysiology 3 0 3
  BI 129 Introduction to Sports Nutrition or 3 0 3
  BI 159 Personal Nutrition 3 2 4
  BI 259 Normal and Therapeutic Nutrition or 4 0 4
  BI 279 Life Cycle Nutrition 3 0 3
  HS 120 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3 2 4
  HS 150 Personal Wellness 1 1 1
  HS 152 Personal Training 3 2 4
    Concentration Elective 3-4 0 3-4
  Pick four from these:  
  BI 202 Microbiology 3 3 4
  BI 229 Nutrition and Exercise in Sports 3 0 3
  BI 259 Normal and Therapeutic Nutrition or 4 0 4
  BI 279 Life Cycle Nutrition 3 0 3
  HS 101 Medical Terminology 3 0 3
  HS 125 Coaching Principles I 3 0 3
  PY 220 Human Growth and Development: The Life Span 3 0 3
  PY 226A Sport and Exercise Psychology 3 0 3
  Concentration Credits     33-38

Note: A minimum of 12 credits hours in courses numbered at the 200-level must be earned through instruction at NHTI.

Additional credits, up to the required 64 credits, may be taken in areas of interest or need of the individual student, or may be transferred in from another institution.

* CH 100 does not meet this requirement.

** Meets Social Science requirement.

*** MT 129 does not meet the minimum math requirements.

+ Meets Humanities/Foreign Language/Fine Arts requirement.

++ Courses identified as “institutional credit only” do not meet this requirement.

Curriculum for students entering program in 2014-15.

The Associate of Science Degree in Health Science with a concentration in Nutrition and Wellness will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.

This program provides a sound academic foundation for the student who wants to pursue an entry-level position in nutrition, health and fitness, public health, and health education, and/or transfer to a 4-year program in any of those fields. This program is designed to prepare students for the competitive and ever expanding field of healthcare and personal wellness services.

In addition to the core requirements for the Health Science Degree (32 credits), the student will be required to take courses in nutrition, pathophysiology, and personal training, and choose from among many different electives for a program total of 65-70 credits.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in the 2012-2022 period, employment among healthcare support occupations is expected to increase by 28.1% and healthcare practitioners and technical occupations by 21.4%. 

Transfer Information

Specific Admission Requirements

  1. High School level courses in chemistry and biology with labs, or the equivalent, must be completed with grades of “C” or higher.

Internship Considerations
NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.

Amy Liptak
Natural Sciences
Department Head

(603) 271-6484 x4243

31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011

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