This program provides a sound academic foundation for the student who wants to pursue an entry-level position in health and fitness, community health, and health education, and/or transfer to a 4-year program in any of those fields. This program prepares students for the competitive and ever-expanding field of healthcare and personal wellness services. Students in the Medical Coding and Coaching certificates can seamlessly apply those credits towards this program.

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

CourseTitleCLLABCR
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 120C/COMM 120CCommunications  3
HLTH 101CMedical Terminology303
HLTH 150CPersonal Wellness111
PSYC 220CGlobal Public Health  3
IST 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
    47-48

 

Medical Coding

CR
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

Coaching

CR
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

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

Electives

CR
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
  • 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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