This program provides the foundation for any Allied Health field. The degree can be personalized to meet student interests in careers from healthcare administration to direct patient contact. 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.

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
Advanced standing credits  If appropriate (up to 31 credits)
Related coursework to complete degree  Variable (up to 31 credits)
 Total Credits60

1Courses with online/virtual labs 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

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

  • 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 assess public health and nutrition trends and identify appropriate intervention
  • 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 compare human health and disease states.

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The flexible curriculum can be used as a strong base to further 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.

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