When you’re an Allied Health Science major at Carthage, you’ll take courses and electives in allied health science, biology, chemistry, exercise and sports science, and physics.

AHS 1020

Introduction to Health care Professions

2 credits
The course is an introduction to various aspects of the health care field. Students will explore a variety of health-related disciplines and create an academic plan for their chosen career path. Specific healthcare pathways available at Carthage will be look at more thoroughly. The concept of interprofessional practice will be introduced and strategies implemented. Students will have the opportunity to engage in experiential learning activities.
Offered in Fall

BIO 2010

Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Professional I (LAB SCI)

4 credits
This course, the first in a two-part sequence, is designed to allow the learner to explore foundational concepts of human anatomy and physiology. The course emphasizes the integration of anatomical structure with physiologic function and processes. This course does not count toward the biology major and is not designed for BIO, NEU, or CHM majors. This course is designed for students in Nursing, Athletic Training, and Pre-Health. This course includes a laboratory.

BIO 2020

Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Professional II (LAB SCI)

4 credits
This course, the second in a two-part sequence, is designed to allow the learner to explore foundational concepts of human anatomy and physiology, focusing on the selected body systems. The course emphasizes the integration of anatomical structure with physiologic function and processes. This course does not count toward the biology major and is not designed for BIO, NEU, or CHM majors. This course includes a laboratory.
Prerequisite: BIO 2010 with a C- or higher

CDM 2100

Health Communication

4 credits
The primary purpose of this course is to investigate the phenomena of communication, theoretically and practically, as it occurs in health care contexts. Private and public messages, internal and external to health institutions, will be examined to explore how those messages affect health care decisions and outcomes. Health communication includes many diverse cultures and communities of practice, including patientprovider communication, marketing and public health campaigns, use of technology in health care, and communication within and across allied fields.

CHM 1010

General Chemistry I (LAB SCI)

4 credits
The basic principles and concepts of chemistry, including atomic structure, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, gas laws, thermochemistry, and periodic classification of the elements. Lecture, three periods; laboratory, three periods.
Offered in Fall

CHM 1020

General Chemistry II (LAB SCI)

4 credits
A study of chemical and ionic equilibria, kinetics, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, and acid-base chemistry. Lecture, three periods; laboratory, three periods.
Prerequisite: CHM 1010 with at least a C-, departmental approval, or two years of high school chemistry with an average grade of B. A grade of C or better in CHM 1020 provides credit for CHM 1010
Offered in Fall, Spring

EXS 2330

Applied Statistics for Health and Human Services (MTH)

4 credits
This course presents a practical approach to utilizing statistics in situations encountered in the Health and Human Services professions. Fundamental statistical theories and concepts are presented to help students understand the rationale and purpose of using statistical computations. Basic parametric statistical analyses, as well as the mathematical logic behind these calculations, will be presented. Students will learn how to perform hypothesis testing with normal distributions and also learn to interpret and critically evaluate research outcomes. This knowledge will allow students to be evidence-based practitioners and critical consumers of peer reviewed research.
Prerequisite: Junior standing and accepted Nursing majors or declared Exercise and Sport Science or Allied Health majors.

EXS 3080

Physiology of Exercise

4 credits
This course is designed to provide the students with an introduction to the discipline of exercise and sport physiology, which is concerned with the study of how the body adapts physiologically to the acute stress of exercise, or physical activity, and the chronic stress of physical training. Emphasis will be placed on neuromuscular adaptation to strength training and cardiorespiratory adaptations to endurance training. This course will also address the importance of exercise in delaying or preventing metabolic syndrome.
Prerequisite: BIO 1040 or BIO 2010

PHY 2100

Physics I (LAB SCI)

4 credits
This non-calculus-based course provides an introduction to the essentials of mechanics, heat, and sound for students with no prior training in physics or chemistry. PHY 2100 in combination with 2110 is the preferred sequence for majors in health and life sciences. Lecture and laboratory.
Prerequisite: High school algebra
Offered in Fall

PYC 1500

Introduction to Psychological Science (SOC)

4 credits
A team-taught introduction to the methods and principles of psychological science. NOTE: Majors must pass this course with a C- or better to move on in the major courses.
Offered in Fall, Spring

PYC 1850

Lifespan Developmental Psychology for the Health Professional

4 credits
The course integrates theory and research as they relate to neurobiological, cognitive, social, and emotional development of individuals in cultural context from conception throughout adulthood. The course emphasizes normal developmental stages and patterns of adjustment to differing lifetime demands. This course is designed for students in the health professions. This course may not be applied to the Psychological Science major or minor.
Prerequisite: None

AHS 3080

Structural Kinesiology

4 credits
Structural kinesiology is the study of the muscles as they are involved in movement. This class will cover in detail the origin, insertion, function, and innervation of the major skeletal muscles as they relate to human movement.
Prerequisite: AHS 1020
Offered in Spring

AHS 4439

Healthcare Informatics

2 credits
The course provides the student with the fundamental knowledge of the concepts of health informatics and how technology can be used in the delivery of health care.
Offered in Spring

AHS 4469

Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare

4 credits
The course will provide a framework for the health care student to systematically review the best evidence to make informed choices and improve patient outcomes.
Prerequisite: EXS 2330
Offered in Fall

AHS 4900

Senior Seminar

4 credits
The student is given the opportunity to apply methods of scholarly research mastered in AHS 4465 Evidence Based Practice in Healthcare, to athletic training issues found in the physically active population. The student is expected to write a literature review on a faculty-approved topic.
Prerequisite: AHS 4469
Offered in Spring