College of Health and Human Services

2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Health Sciences - Fitness Wellness, Bachelor of Science

Four Year Progression Plan

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

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
Currently Scheduled: 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
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. PES100 Physical Education 1
Description: For a description about this specific PES class, please visit our website at www.nau.edu/pes. PES classes are pass-fail only and count as general elective credits.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. 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
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
5. PSY101 Introduction To Psychology 3
Description: Surveys the science of psychology, including history of psychology, physiology, development, health, abnormal, learning, sensation, perception, motivation, personality, and intelligence. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Social and Political Worlds
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
6. LS/DIVAHIE LS/DIV Course - AHIE 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO192 Intro To Exercise Science 3
Description: Overview of the biological basis of human movement and function, including health, disease, and human performance. Provides information on the subject matter, career opportunities, and current literature in exercise science. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. LS/DIVCUG LS/DIV Course - CUG 3
3. HS200 Healthy Lifestyles 3
Description: Physical, mental, and social health as it relates to the individual. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. 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
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
5. LIBSTSAS Liberal Studies (SAS) Course 3
6. PES100 Physical Education 1
Description: For a description about this specific PES class, please visit our website at www.nau.edu/pes. PES classes are pass-fail only and count as general elective credits.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014

Year 2

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
Currently Scheduled: 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
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. LIBSTCU Liberal Studies (CU) Course 3
4. LIBSTSPW Liberal Studies (SPW) Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
6. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
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
Currently Scheduled: 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
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
3. FW311 Transformational Change 3 FW311 Notes
Description: A conceptual and experiential introduction to established practices found to be useful in the art and science of transformative life change. This course introduces students to basic concepts, current understandings, and new research regarding the use of transformational practices for optimal health. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: on line only Spring only
4. NTS256 Medical Nutrition 3
Description: Science of human nutrition, nutrient sources, functions and interactions; physiological needs throughout the life cycle; role of nutrition in health and disease. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BIO 201
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
5. LIBSTAHI Liberal Studies (AHI) Course 3
6. PES100 Physical Education 1
Description: For a description about this specific PES class, please visit our website at www.nau.edu/pes. PES classes are pass-fail only and count as general elective credits.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
7. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. FW343 Facilitating Active Living 3 FW343 Notes
Description: A client-centered approach to facilitating healthy lifestyles; this course offers opportunities to gain skills necessary for helping others include physical activity and nutrition into their daily lives. Additionally, students will gain knowledge and skill in motivational interviewing and other techniques for facilitating positive lifestyle change in others. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: PSY 101, HS 200, and any nutrition course
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Online only Fall Only
2. PE325 Appl Mvmt Anlys And Motor Lrng 3 PE325 Notes
Description: Foundational components of movement analysis and motor learning specific to the improvement of teaching and learning in the physical education domain. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BIO 201
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Fall only
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
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. FW321 Stress Management 3 FW321 Notes
Description: Examination of the stress response and the relationship of stress management to health. Analysis and application of stress management strategies using a holistic paradigm. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: PSY 101 and HS 200
Notes: on line only Spring only
2. FW330 Health Risk Apprsl Assmnt 3 FW330 Notes
Description: This course will prepare students in the skills and knowledge needed to conduct basic pre-participation health screening and risk stratification for apparently healthy individuals and those with health challenges who are able to exercise independently. Students will learn to administer fitness assessments such as submaximal cardiovascular exercise tests, muscular strength/endurance, flexibility, and body compositions tests for all age groups. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: HS 200, PE 325, BIO 201, BIO 202 and any nutrition course
Notes: Spring only
3. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. FW405 Worksite Health Promotion 3 FW405 Notes
Description: This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to develop, manage, and sustain health and wellness programs in the worksite setting. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: HS 200, FW 343, and any nutrition course
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: online only Fall Only
2. FW406 Health Coaching Skills 3 FW406 Notes
Description: This course will provide health coaching skills for allied health, health promotion, and public health professionals with emphasis on the practical application of brief intervention and motivational interviewing skills to promote healthy lifestyle changes. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: PSY 101, HS 200, FW 343, and any nutrition course
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: online only Fall only
3. FW420 Exercise Program Design & Mod 3 FW420 Notes
Description: This course will prepare students in the skills and knowledge needed to design and implement exercise programs for apparently healthy individuals and those with health challenges who are able to exercise independently to enhance quality of life, improve health-related physical fitness, performance, and promote lasting health behavior change. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: HS 200, PE 325, BIO 192, BIO 201, BIO 202, FW 330, and any nutrition course
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: Fall only
4. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. FW430 Prof Practice/Responsibilities 3 FW430 Notes
Description: This course will prepare students in the skills and knowledge needed to demonstrate professional responsibilities and practice required to work in the fitness/wellness industry. Students will learn to safely and effectively facilitate fitness programs in a variety of recreational, nonprofit, corporate and health club settings. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: HS 200, BIO 192, BIO 201, BIO 202, PE 325, FW 330, FW 343, FW 420, and any nutrition course
Notes: online ony, Spring only
2. HS408C Field Work Experience 9 HS408C Notes
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
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: Spring only

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) PSY 101 (3)
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

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
College of Health & Human Services

Bachelor of Science in Fitness and Wellness
2012-2013
  
 
GENERAL INFORMATION

This degree progression plan is to be used in conjunction with the academic catalog and degree progress report.

  • Students are encouraged to see an academic advisor regularly to confirm their academic progress.
  • Some courses are only offered once a year (Fall term only or Spring term only).  Some of these courses may be pre-requisites for future courses. Please check with your advisor for current course rotations.
  • 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.
  • All students are required to complete a minimum of 123 total units which includes:

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 Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite 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.