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 195CAnatomy and Physiology I1324
BIOL 196CAnatomy and Physiology II1324
CHEM xxxCChemistry Elective1,2324
ENGL 101CEnglish Composition404
ENGL xxxCEnglish Elective303
INDL 120CGlobal Public Health3303
MATH xxxCMathematics elective (MATH 120C or higher level)4404
PHIL 242CContemporary Ethical Issues5303
Related coursework to complete the degree6Variable
BIOL 122CBasic Pathophysiology  or303
BIOL 222CPathophysiology303
BIOL 129CIntroduction to Sports Nutrition or303
BIOL 159CPersonal Nutrition324
BIOL 259CNormal and Therapeutic Nutrition or404
BIOL 279CLife Cycle Nutrition303
HLTH 120CCare and Prevention of Athletic Injuries324
HLTH 150CPersonal Wellness111
HLTH 152CPersonal Training324
 Concentration Elective3-403-4
Pick four from these: 
BIOL 202CMicrobiology334
BIOL 229CNutrition in Exercise and Sports303
BIOL 259CNormal and Therapeutic Nutrition or404
BIOL 279CLife Cycle Nutrition303
HLTH 101CMedical Terminology303
HLTH 125CCoaching Principles I303
PSYC 220CHuman Growth and Development: The Life Span303
PSYC 226ACSport and Exercise Psychology303
Concentration Credits  33-38
Total Credits  62

1Courses with online/virtual labs for BIOL 195C, BIOL 196C, and CHEM xxxC are not accepted (except for labs completed online in 2020-21 due to COVID-19).

2CHEM 100C does not meet this requirement.

3Meets Social Science requirement

4MATH 129C does not meet the minimum math requirements.

5Meets Humanities/Language/Fine Arts requirement

6Courses identified as “institutional credit only” do not meet this requirement.

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, may be taken in areas of interest or need of the individual student, or may be transferred in from another institution.

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


Students will be able to:

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

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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