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Health Science Major

The Health Science major is designed for allied health profesionals with an Associate of Science (AS) degree who wish to obtain a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in preparation for attending a science-based graduate program. The major focuses primarily on the physical and natural sciences Although students from a variety of allied health backgrounds select this major, most are preparing to attend graduate programs in Physician Assistant, Pathologist Assistant, Radiologist Assistant, Master in Occupational Therapy or a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.


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Health Science Major (30 semester hours for major)

Health Core Requirements (12 Credit Hours)
HLSC 301 The American Healthcare System (3)
HLSC 304 Statistics for the Health Sciences (3)
HLSC 307 Health Communications & Promotion (3)
HLSC 495 Seminar in Health Science (3)

Foundational Core Requirements (9 Credit Hours)
HLSC 305 Health Informatics (3)
BIOL 346 Pathophysiology (3)
BIOL 385 Topics in Biology: Advanced Study in Pathophysiology (3)

Health Science Electives (9 Credit Hours)
Choose Four of the Following:
BIOL 305 Human Genetics (3)
HLSC 330 Human Body: Structure & Function (3)
HLSC 331 Nutrition & Health (3)
HLSC 333 Motor Learning (3)
HLSC 336 Principles of Strength & Conditioning (3)
PSYC 363 Abnormal Psychology (3)
HLSC 406 Legal Issues in Healthcare (3)

Customize Your Curriculum Plan

MAP majors are designed to accomodate the demands of your career and personal life. Most courses are offered multiple times per year within four 10-week terms. This allows you to:

  • Adjust your course load: take only 1 or up to 4 courses each term
  • Choose the pace at which you will complete your program: take courses in just one term each year,or in all 4
  • Customized dual majors and or/minors: Your Health-Related Program Advisor will help you create a curriculum plan to meet your career goals

Click here for Muskingum Adult Program (MAP) General Education and Degree Requirements

Connect with Jan Winland, the Health Science Advisor. Click here to contact Jan

For a complete listing of MAP requirements, policies and procedures please refer to the Muskingum Adult Program Guidebook(pdf).