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Allied Health Science

Courses

Scroll down to read descriptions of the courses you’ll take to complete the allied health science major at Carthage, or click on the following links for additional resources.

AHS 1020

Introduction to Healthcare 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 looked at more thoroughly. The concept of inter-professional practice will be introduced and strategies implemented. Students will have the opportunity to engage in experiential learning activities.Prerequisite: None
Fall

AHS 3080

Structural Kinesiology

4 cr
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
Spring

AHS 4439

Healthcare Informatics

2 cr
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 healthcare.
Spring

AHS 4469

Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare

4 cr
The course will provide a framework for the healthcare student to systematically review the best evidence to make informed choices and improve patient outcomes. Prerequisite: EXS 2330

AHS 4900

Senior Seminar

4 cr
The student is given the opportunity to apply methods of scholarly research mastered in Evidenced Base Practice in Healthcare to healthcare issues found in the physically active population. The student is expected to write a literature review on a faculty-approved topic. Prerequisite: AHS4469
Spring

BIO 2010

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

4cr
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. Prerequisite: None

BIO 2020

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

4cr
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

CHM 1010

General Chemistry I (LAB SCI)

4cr
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.
Fall

CHM 1020

General Chemistry II (LAB SCI)

4cr
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
Fall/Spring

EXS 2330

Applied Statistics for Health and Human Service

4cr
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. 

EXS 3080

Physiology of Exercise

4cr
An analysis of the effects of exercise on the human body, with an emphasis placed on scientific research and the implications for exercise/sport prescription and programming. Prerequisite: BIO 1040 or BIO 2010
Fall/Spring

PHY 2100

Physics I (LAB SCI)

4cr
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
Fall

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