Students pursuing the major in allied health science and health professionals must complete the required lower and upper division courses as set forth below.

The major comprises 18 lower-and upper-division course, many with corresponding laboratories, as detailed below. Description of courses can be found in the corresponding links listed: 

Core Courses

Lower Division

  • Biology 1, 1L (lab); 2, 2L (lab); 15, 16 (lab), 25, 26 (lab);
  • Chemistry 8 & 9 (lab), 10, 11 (lab);
  • Mathematics 27, 28;
  • Physics 10, 20 (lab); 20, 21 (lab); and 
  • Psychology 10

Upper Division

In addition, a minimum of seven upper-division are to be taken from biology, psychology, kinesiology (two from each department) and chemistry. The selection of upper-division courses for this major must be approved by the Director of Allied Health Science and Health Professionals. The approved upper-division elective course list is as follows: 

Biology 

Lower-division courses may be required as prerequisites. 

  • 100 Functional Vertebrate Anatomy;
  • 102 Embryology and Development;
  • 105 Genetics;
  • 119 Research Design and Biostatistics;
  • 127 Systemic Physiology;
  • 130 Microbiology;
  • 132 Cell Biology;
  • 135 Biochemistry; or 
  • 139 Immunology.
Kinesiology

No lower-division kinesiology coureses are required as prerequisites.

  • 102 Structural Biomechanics;
  • 107 Nutrition for Sport and Physical Activity;
  • 109 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries;
  • 110 Exercise Physiology;
  • 117 Human Motor Performance;
  • 118 Issues in community Peer Health;
  • 119 Therapeutic Exercise and Physical Therapy modalities; or 
  • 120 Advanced Athletic Training. 

Students who want to prepare for careers in fields such as human performance and athletic training may take an interdisciplinary program of study through the Kinesiology Department. For information, contact the chair of that department. 

Psychology

Lower-division courses may be required as prerequisites.

  • 110 Psychobiology;
  • 115 Health Psychology; 
  • 139 Human Development; 
  • 141 Infancy and Childhood;
  • 142 Adolescent Development; 
  • 143 Adult Development;
  • 148 The Exceptional individual; 
  • 152 Abnormal Psychology; or
  • 160 Social Psychology.
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