Health Science Degree

Course Title CL LAB CR
I.   General Education Core
  BIOL 195C Anatomy and Physiology I +++ 3 2 4
  BIOL 196C Anatomy and Physiology II +++ 3 2 4
  CHEM xxxC Chemistry Elective* +++ 3 2 4
  ENGL 101C English Composition 4 0 4
  ENGL xxxC English Elective 3 0 3
  INDL 120C Global Public Health** 3 0 3
  MATH 120C
or higher
Mathematics Elective*** 4 0 4
  PHIL 242C Contemporary Ethical Issues+ 3 0 3
II.   Advanced Standing Credits If appropriate
III.   Related coursework to complete the degree++ Variable

Note: A minimum of 16 credits hours must be earned through instruction at NHTI, with a minimum of eight credit hours in courses numbered at the 200-level.

Additional credits, up to the required 60 credits, may be taken in areas of interest or need of the individual student, or may be transferred in from another institution.

* CHEM 100C does not meet this requirement.
** Meets Social Science requirement.
*** MATH 129C 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.
+++ Courses with online/virtual labs for BIOL 195C, BIOL 196C, CHEM xxxC are not accepted

Curriculum for students entering program in 2019-20.

The degree of Associate in Science with a major in Health Science is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

This program is designed to provide the foundation for any allied health field.  The degree may be personalized to meet student interests in diverse careers, from healthcare administration to direct patient contact.  The flexible curriculum can be used as a strong base in furthering educational pursuits – degrees in physical therapy, health information management, dietetics, public health, pharmacology, and exercise science, among others – or as a distinct, self-contained degree for professionals seeking career advancement.

Evaluation of credit received from a college or hospital-based program of study in a health-related field may result in transfer credit or advanced-standing credit toward the degree.

A candidate for this highly individualized degree must accumulate a minimum of 60 total credit hours, including those shown in the table at right.

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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.

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Amy Liptak
Natural Sciences
Department Chair

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Concord, NH 03301
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