College of Health and Human Services

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Health Sciences - Public Health, Bachelor of Science

Four Year Progression Plan

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff
  • Online

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO181 Unity Of Life I: Cell Life 3
Description: Introductory course for biology majors. Emphasizes the unifying molecular and cellular principles of all life on earth. 3 hrs. lecture. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: high school algebra, biology, and chemistry.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. BIO181L Unity Of Life I Lab 1
Description: Introduces experimental techniques in cellular and molecular biological sciences. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: BIO 181 or BIO 181H
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 100))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "B" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3 LIBSTCOURSE Notes
Notes: Plan to "double-dip" liberal studies and diversity units.
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3 LIBSTCOURSE Notes
Notes: Plan to "double-dip" liberal studies and diversity units.
6. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2
Plan to "double-dip" liberal studies and diversity units.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO201 Human Anatomy/Physiology I 3
Description: Integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and sensory systems in health and disease. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (BIO 181 or BIO 181H) Corequisite: BIO 201L
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. BIO201L Bio 201 Lab 1
Description: Examines histology and human organ systems including integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Pre-or Corequisite: BIO 201
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. NTSCOURSE Nutrition Course 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
6. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO202 Human Anatomy/Physiology II 3
Description: Body fluid, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems in health and disease. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: BIO 201 and BIO 201L Corequisite: BIO 202L
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. BIO202L Bio 202 Lab 1
Description: Examines human organ systems including endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BIO 201 Pre- or Corequisite: BIO 202
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. HS200 Healthy Lifestyles 3
Description: Physical, mental, and social health as it relates to the individual. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "B" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. HS205 Foundations Of Public Hlth 3
Description: A knowledge-based approach to the various concepts, health topics, principles, and practices in the field of public health. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
5. HSELECTIVE Health Sciences Elective 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
6. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Apply to community health program.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HS250 Prevention/Risky Hlth Behavior 3
Description: Explores prevention concepts related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; injury; risky sexual behaviors. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
2. HS300 Human Diseases 3
Description: Overview of acute and chronic diseases, how these diseases affect the human body, and actions one might take to reduce the risk. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: HS 200 with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. PSY230 Intro Statistics In Psychology 4
Description: Basic concepts of statistical analysis and design in psychological research. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((PSY 101 or 101H), Math Foundation Requirement, Liberal Studies Applied and Lab Science Requirement (all with grades of C or better)) or International Exchange Student Group
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. HSELECTIVE Health Sciences Elective 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HS303 Exercise Sci For Hlth Prmtn 4 HS303 Notes
Description: Applies topics in anatomical kinesiology and exercise physiology to health-promotion settings, including schools and community. 3 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: HS 200 w/ grade of B or better and BIO 201 w/ grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Lab included in class
2. HS305 Theories Of Health Behaviors 3
Description: Study of behavioral change theories and their applications to health-education intervention strategies and practices. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: HS 200 w/ grade of C or better Corequisite: HS 300
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
3. HS317 Maternal Child & Sexual Health 3
Description: Introduces major issues and trends that affect the health and well-being of women, infants, children, and adolescents in domestic and international settings. Examines healthy relationships, contraception, and STI prevention. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: HS 200 with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HS306 Methods For Comm Hlth Promo 3
Description: A skills-based approach to the various methods and strategies required to conduct comprehensive health promotion programs. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: HS 200 and HS 205 with grades of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
2. HS313 Environmental Health 3
Description: Studies environmental health issues and interventions to modify the environment to improve human health. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. HS390W Current Health Issues 3
Description: In-depth study of selected contemporary health problems; examines contributing social, psychological, physical, legal, and cultural factors. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) and HS 200 w/ grades of C or better and (Public Health Milestone or Health/PE (BSED))
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Students must see an academic advisor before enrollment for the 7th term in preparation for graduation.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HS402 Org Coordinated Sch Hlth Prgms 3
Description: Organization and administration of components of a coordinated school health program in K-12 schools. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Public Health Milestone or Minor in Health Education or Health Sciences: Allied Health
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. HS403 Plan, Imp & Eval Hp Programs 3
Description: Concepts of community health promotion program planning, implementing, and evaluating. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: HS 305 and HS 306 w/ grades of C or better and (Public Health Milestone or Minor in Health Education or Allied Health BS)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Fall 2014
3. HS404 Principles Of Epidemiology 3
Description: Concepts and methods for analyzing the spread and control of disease: trends in solving community health problems. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: HS 300 with grade >= C and (Health Sci: Public Health Milestone or BS HS: Allied Health plans or BAS HS plan or Minor in Health Education) and completion of Liberal Studies Math Foundation w/ grade >= C
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Submit graduation application during 7th term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HS408C Field Work Experience 9
Description: Supervised fieldwork experience in a professional health setting. Instructor consent required. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 units. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (Public Health Milestone or Health Sciences: Allied Health) and Instructor consent
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014
2. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) BIO 181 (3), BIO 181L (1)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

#  Plan to ¿double-dip¿ liberal studies and diversity units.                     
*   Indicates courses in which you must earn a ¿B¿ or higher to be admitted to program
*** Apply to the community health program.

AHI (6 units):  Ethnic,  Global; SPW (6 units); CU (6 units); Science (7 units): BIO 181 & lab; Additional 3 units to reach 35 total
NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
Department of Health Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences: Public Health Education (RESIDENTIAL)
2011-2012

The goal of this degree is to promote healthy behaviors in the general population through community interventions.  
Milestone Requirements
Students in the public health program are required to meet specific criteria to be eligible for certain upper division coursework. Enforcement will occur through a prerequisite milestone requirement for the following HS courses:
HS 390w, 402, 403, 404, & 408c.

Public Health milestone requirements are as follows:

  •  have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • have completed 36 units of coursework
  • have completed 15 units of liberal studies coursework in discipline studies with a grade point average of at least 2.5
  • have completed HS 200 with a grade of B or higher
  • have completed HS 205 with a grade of C or higher
  • have a grade of B or higher in the most recent English foundations coursework (ENG 105 or equivalent)
If you don¿t meet this requirement, you may take an approved writing course at the 200 level or higher to replace an English foundations course to achieve the 3.0 requirement. You can be enrolled in HS 200 and HS 205 at time of application; however, these courses must be completed with a grade of B or better to be eligible for the milestone.This degree progression plan is to be used in conjunction with the academic catalog and degree progress report.Students should see an academic advisor regularly to confirm their academic progress.

Students must see an academic advisor before enrollment for the 7th term in preparation for graduation.Submit graduation application during 7th term.

Honors students complete different requirements to meet NAU's liberal studies program. Students should consult an Honors Program advisor for complete information on fulfilling Honors Liberal Studies requirements.

Academic Catalog        http://www4.nau.edu/academiccatalog/2008/academiccatalog.htm
English Placement Info    http://www.nau.edu/comp/placement.html
Math Placement Info        http://www.cens.nau.edu/Academic/Math/studentInformation/

Contact Information
Dee Washington
Academic Advisor
Nursing, Building #72, Room 206
(928) 523-6198
Dee.Washington@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.