This program prepares students for the competitive field of healthcare and personal wellness services. In addition to the core requirements, the student is required to take courses in nutrition, pathophysiology, and personal training plus electives.


Curriculum Abbreviations

  • CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
  • LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
  • CR – Number of credit hours for the course

General Education Core

BIOL 120CHuman Biology  4
BIOL 122CBasic Pathophysiology  3
BIOL 125CHuman Genetics and Society  4
BIOL 129CIntroduction to Sports Nutrition or303
BIOL 159CPersonal Nutrition324
ENGL 101CEnglish Composition404
ENGL 120CCommunications  3
HLTH 101CMedical Terminology303
HLTH 150CPersonal Wellness111
PSYC 220CGlobal Public Health  3
ITC 102CPC Applications  3
MATH xxxCMathematics elective (MATH 120C or higher level)404
PHIL 242CContemporary Ethical Issues303
PSYC 105CIntro to Psychology  3
PSYC 220CHuman Growth and Development303
SOCI 105CIntro to Sociology  3

Medical Coding

HLTH 104C Healthcare Data Content and Delivery Systems 3
MCOD 118C Introduction to Hospital Diagnosis Coding 4
MCOD 119C Introduction to Hospital Procedure Coding 3
MCOD 218C Advanced Hospital Coding 3
MCOD 219C Ambulatory Coding 4
Total Credits   64-65


BIOL 129C Introduction to Sports Nutrition 3
HLTH 120C Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 4
HLTH 125C Coaching Principles I 3
XXXX xxxC Electives (see list below) 6-7
Total Credits   60

Health and Wellness

XXXX xxxC Electives (see list below) 12-13
Total Credits   60


BIO 239C Public Health Nutrition 3
BIO 279C Lifecycle Nutrition 4
CHEM xxxC Chemistry elective (not 100C) 4
HLTH 104C Healthcare Data Content and Delivery Systems 3
HLTH 152C Personal Training 4
MATH 251C Statistics 4
PSYC 210C Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 205C Crisis Intervention 3
SOCI 205C The Individual and Society 3

High school-level courses in Chemistry and Biology with labs, or their equivalent, must be completed with grades of C or higher.


  • Students will communicate effectively.
    • Students will employ vocabulary pertinent to health science.
    • Students will complete research and use peer-reviewed sources of literature.
  • Students will use critical thinking.
    • Students will apply the scientific method. 
    • Students will evaluate personal wellness concepts and improve self-selected areas of wellness.
  • Students will demonstrate the application of scientific technology.
    • Students will practice lab safety procedures.
    • Students will utilize current technology to collect, analyze, and present data.
  • Students will express quantitative and qualitative scientific knowledge.
    • Students will demonstrate knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
    • Students will design nutrition and wellness education and training programs for individuals and groups.

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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.

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