Health Science Degree with a Concentration in Nutrition and Wellness

Course Number 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
  BIOL 122C Basic Pathophysiology or 3 0 3
  BIOL 222C Pathophysiology 3 0 3
  BIOL 129C Introduction to Sports Nutrition or 3 0 3
  BIOL 159C Personal Nutrition 3 2 4
  BIOL 259C Normal and Therapeutic Nutrition or 4 0 4
  BIOL 279C Life Cycle Nutrition 3 0 3
  HLTH 120C Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3 2 4
  HLTH 150C Personal Wellness 1 1 1
  HLTH 152C Personal Training 3 2 4
    Concentration Elective 3-4 0 3-4
  Pick four from these:  
  BIOL 202C Microbiology 3 3 4
  BIOL 229C Nutrition in Exercise and Sports 3 0 3


Normal and Therapeutic Nutrition or 4 0 4
  BIOL 279C Life Cycle Nutrition 3 0 3
  HLTH 101C Medical Terminology 3 0 3
  HLTH 125C Coaching Principles I 3 0 3
  PSYC 220C Human Growth and Development: The Life Span 3 0 3
  PSYC 226AC Sport and Exercise Psychology 3 0 3
  Concentration Credits     33-38

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

Additional credits, up to the required 62 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 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 (29 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 62 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.

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Amy Liptak
Natural Sciences
Department Chair

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