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A HEALTH minor from Graceland can take you out of the classroom and into fascinating experiences job shadowing, volunteering and interning at hospitals, the American Red Cross, and government community health programs. Combining a Health minor with other areas of study from Graceland can help create a professional edge for students in the professional world.

Offerings
Minor
Field of Study
Science & Math
Format
Lamoni Campus
Curriculum
  • Health Minor

    A minor in Health consists of 18 semester hours from the following courses:

    Courses Offered
    • BIOL2300Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2)
      BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2) - 3 s.h.

      The study of structure and function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system level. All organ systems are discussed. Emphasis is on the anatomy of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and digestive systems. Laboratory includes both gross and microscopic structure and function. (One year each of high school biology and chemistry or the equivalent strongly recommended.) Additional fee required. Goal 1A

    • BIOL2310Anatomy and Physiology II (2-2)
      BIOL2310 Anatomy and Physiology II (2-2) - 3 s.h.

      The focus is on the physiology of the organ systems, specifically the endocrine and reproductive systems. Fluid-electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, and metabolism are also emphasized. Online only. Prerequisite: BIOL2300. Goal 1A

    • BIOL2360Microbiology (3-2)
      BIOL2360 Microbiology (3-2) - 4 s.h.

      Students will learn about immunology, bacteriology, mycology, and virology. Emphasis will be placed on the cellular mechanism and role of microbial pathogens (bacteria) and agents (viruses, prions) affecting human health and how they are treated. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: BIOL2100 or instructor's consent. Goal 1A

    • BIOL3310Molecular Genetics (3-3)
      BIOL3310 Molecular Genetics (3-3) - 4 s.h.

      A study of cellular processes involved in the Central Dogma: DNA replication, transcription and translation. The study will include how gene expression is regulated at various levels, such as at the transcription level and post-translational level. Lastly students will study and perform different molecular genetic techniques used in laboratories today: pipetting, DNA gel electrophoresis, PCR and DNA cloning. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: BIOL2100 (C or better strongly recommended). Goal 1A

    • BIOL3420Human Anatomy (3-2)
      BIOL3420 Human Anatomy (3-2) - 4 s.h.

      A study of gross human anatomy utilizing charts, three dimensional models, computer simulations, and dissection of mammalian animals. The course will discuss regional and surface anatomy to establish the relationships of the various organ systems of the body. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: BIOL1400 or BIOL2100 or PHED1240. Goal 1A

    • BIOL3440Human Physiology (3-2)
      BIOL3440 Human Physiology (3-2) - 4 s.h.

      A systems oriented study of the function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system levels with an emphasis on medical physiology. Laboratory includes computer simulations and use of Biopac equipment. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: BIOL3420 (grade of C or better strongly recommended) and one semester of chemistry. Goal 1A

    • HLTH1100First Aid
      HLTH1100 First Aid - 1 s.h.

      The development of practical skills in the emergency treatment of the injured. Some attention will be given to the prevention of injuries. The content to be covered will include the Standard and Advanced levels of the First Aid program sponsored by the National Red Cross. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

    • HLTH2200Contemporary Issues in Health
      HLTH2200 Contemporary Issues in Health - 2 s.h.

      An in-depth study of nutrition, drugs, consumer health, and other areas of current concern. Goal 3F

    • HLTH2400Children’s Health and Development
      HLTH2400 Children’s Health and Development - 3 s.h.

      Course will focus on the lifelong development of the human from infancy and continuing through adulthood. It will explore the ways of development and learning within physical, cognitive, emotional, and social health, including family environment.

    • HLTH2560 Nutrition
      HLTH2560 Nutrition - 3 s.h.

      A study the principles of nutrition as it relates to health, exercise, sports and disease. Students will be presented with applied content that includes research-based guidelines meant to help students differentiate between nutrition recommendations that are backed by science and the overabundance of false and misleading information. Goal 1A

    • HLTH3100Drugs Education and Behavior
      HLTH3100 Drugs Education and Behavior - 3 s.h.

      This course will prepare the student to become an effective drug educator with emphasis on historical and current drug use and trends and its effects on society and human behavior. (Goal is for students to make positive decisions to protect their own health but also higher understanding of effects to social health/life when others use or abuse drugs.)

    • HLTH3120Human Sexuality
      HLTH3120 Human Sexuality - 3 s.h.

      Discussion of sexual biology, psychology, and sociocultural dimension of human sexual health and behavior.

    • HLTH3200Community Health
      HLTH3200 Community Health - 3 s.h.

      This course is designed to acquaint students with various aspects of health as implemented in community settings. The nature and structure of official government health programs, voluntary health agencies, professional health groups and individual efforts in improving health practices will be explored. ELO4 Global Learning - Sustainability.

    • HLTH3300Theory and Practice of Safety
      HLTH3300 Theory and Practice of Safety - 3 s.h.

      General safety education through the life span with emphasis on prevention and intervention for home, school, recreation, occupation, and traffic.

    • HLTH3900Advanced Topics in Health
      HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health - 3 s.h.

      A study of selected topics in health to be announced prior to the semester when the course is offered. Probable topics to be addressed include: human diseases, environmental health, human sexuality, substance abuse, death education, aging, and etc. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

    • NURS4340Community Health Care
      NURS4340 Community Health Care - 3.5 s.h.

      Focuses on community/public health issues with the family and community as clients, including community assessment and the examination of a variety of core concepts in the practice of community/public health nursing. Topics include epidemiology, community focused health promotion, and prevention within a sociopolitical environment. Prerequisites: NURS3120, 3270, 3440, 3451.

    • PHED0610Life Guard Training
      PHED0610 Life Guard Training - 1 s.h.

      This course is designed for students who are interested in learning and developing the skills and knowledge which will enable them to be certified and serve as lifeguard. Additional fee required.

    • PSYC2250Developmental Psychology
      PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology - 3 s.h.

      The study of human development over the entire lifespan. Focus is on the interaction of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional aspects of development. Prerequisite: PSYC1300. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    • PSYC3330Biopsychology
      PSYC3330 Biopsychology - 3 s.h.

      Examination of the biological substrates of behavior. Topics include synaptic transmission and patterns of neural activity, sleep and arousal, learning and memory, and motivation and emotion. Prerequisites: PSYC1300 and one of the following: BIOL1300, BIOL1400, BIOL2300. Goal 1C +This course is only offered every other year.

    • SOCI2320Marriage and the Family
      SOCI2320 Marriage and the Family - 3 s.h.

      Sociological study of the family institution. Topics include dating, marital roles and interaction patterns, socialization, divorce, and others. Goal 1C. +This course is only offered every other year.

    BIOL2300Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2) BIOL2310Anatomy and Physiology II (2-2) BIOL2360Microbiology (3-2) BIOL3310Molecular Genetics (3-3) BIOL3420Human Anatomy (3-2) BIOL3440Human Physiology (3-2) HLTH1100First Aid HLTH2200Contemporary Issues in Health HLTH2400Children’s Health and Development HLTH2560 Nutrition HLTH3100Drugs Education and Behavior HLTH3120Human Sexuality HLTH3200Community Health HLTH3300Theory and Practice of Safety HLTH3900Advanced Topics in Health NURS4340Community Health Care PHED0610Life Guard Training PSYC2250Developmental Psychology PSYC3330Biopsychology SOCI2320Marriage and the Family
    Course Descriptions
    BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2) - 3 s.h.

    The study of structure and function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system level. All organ systems are discussed. Emphasis is on the anatomy of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and digestive systems. Laboratory includes both gross and microscopic structure and function. (One year each of high school biology and chemistry or the equivalent strongly recommended.) Additional fee required. Goal 1A

    BIOL2310 Anatomy and Physiology II (2-2) - 3 s.h.

    The focus is on the physiology of the organ systems, specifically the endocrine and reproductive systems. Fluid-electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, and metabolism are also emphasized. Online only. Prerequisite: BIOL2300. Goal 1A

    BIOL2360 Microbiology (3-2) - 4 s.h.

    Students will learn about immunology, bacteriology, mycology, and virology. Emphasis will be placed on the cellular mechanism and role of microbial pathogens (bacteria) and agents (viruses, prions) affecting human health and how they are treated. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: BIOL2100 or instructor's consent. Goal 1A

    BIOL3310 Molecular Genetics (3-3) - 4 s.h.

    A study of cellular processes involved in the Central Dogma: DNA replication, transcription and translation. The study will include how gene expression is regulated at various levels, such as at the transcription level and post-translational level. Lastly students will study and perform different molecular genetic techniques used in laboratories today: pipetting, DNA gel electrophoresis, PCR and DNA cloning. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: BIOL2100 (C or better strongly recommended). Goal 1A

    BIOL3420 Human Anatomy (3-2) - 4 s.h.

    A study of gross human anatomy utilizing charts, three dimensional models, computer simulations, and dissection of mammalian animals. The course will discuss regional and surface anatomy to establish the relationships of the various organ systems of the body. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: BIOL1400 or BIOL2100 or PHED1240. Goal 1A

    BIOL3440 Human Physiology (3-2) - 4 s.h.

    A systems oriented study of the function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system levels with an emphasis on medical physiology. Laboratory includes computer simulations and use of Biopac equipment. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: BIOL3420 (grade of C or better strongly recommended) and one semester of chemistry. Goal 1A

    HLTH1100 First Aid - 1 s.h.

    The development of practical skills in the emergency treatment of the injured. Some attention will be given to the prevention of injuries. The content to be covered will include the Standard and Advanced levels of the First Aid program sponsored by the National Red Cross. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

    HLTH2200 Contemporary Issues in Health - 2 s.h.

    An in-depth study of nutrition, drugs, consumer health, and other areas of current concern. Goal 3F

    HLTH2400 Children’s Health and Development - 3 s.h.

    Course will focus on the lifelong development of the human from infancy and continuing through adulthood. It will explore the ways of development and learning within physical, cognitive, emotional, and social health, including family environment.

    HLTH2560 Nutrition - 3 s.h.

    A study the principles of nutrition as it relates to health, exercise, sports and disease. Students will be presented with applied content that includes research-based guidelines meant to help students differentiate between nutrition recommendations that are backed by science and the overabundance of false and misleading information. Goal 1A

    HLTH3100 Drugs Education and Behavior - 3 s.h.

    This course will prepare the student to become an effective drug educator with emphasis on historical and current drug use and trends and its effects on society and human behavior. (Goal is for students to make positive decisions to protect their own health but also higher understanding of effects to social health/life when others use or abuse drugs.)

    HLTH3120 Human Sexuality - 3 s.h.

    Discussion of sexual biology, psychology, and sociocultural dimension of human sexual health and behavior.

    HLTH3200 Community Health - 3 s.h.

    This course is designed to acquaint students with various aspects of health as implemented in community settings. The nature and structure of official government health programs, voluntary health agencies, professional health groups and individual efforts in improving health practices will be explored. ELO4 Global Learning - Sustainability.

    HLTH3300 Theory and Practice of Safety - 3 s.h.

    General safety education through the life span with emphasis on prevention and intervention for home, school, recreation, occupation, and traffic.

    HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health - 3 s.h.

    A study of selected topics in health to be announced prior to the semester when the course is offered. Probable topics to be addressed include: human diseases, environmental health, human sexuality, substance abuse, death education, aging, and etc. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

    NURS4340 Community Health Care - 3.5 s.h.

    Focuses on community/public health issues with the family and community as clients, including community assessment and the examination of a variety of core concepts in the practice of community/public health nursing. Topics include epidemiology, community focused health promotion, and prevention within a sociopolitical environment. Prerequisites: NURS3120, 3270, 3440, 3451.

    PHED0610 Life Guard Training - 1 s.h.

    This course is designed for students who are interested in learning and developing the skills and knowledge which will enable them to be certified and serve as lifeguard. Additional fee required.

    PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology - 3 s.h.

    The study of human development over the entire lifespan. Focus is on the interaction of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional aspects of development. Prerequisite: PSYC1300. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace

    PSYC3330 Biopsychology - 3 s.h.

    Examination of the biological substrates of behavior. Topics include synaptic transmission and patterns of neural activity, sleep and arousal, learning and memory, and motivation and emotion. Prerequisites: PSYC1300 and one of the following: BIOL1300, BIOL1400, BIOL2300. Goal 1C +This course is only offered every other year.

    SOCI2320 Marriage and the Family - 3 s.h.

    Sociological study of the family institution. Topics include dating, marital roles and interaction patterns, socialization, divorce, and others. Goal 1C. +This course is only offered every other year.

Exceptional Faculty

Employed in Field

59%

Health & Movement Science graduates

Estimated Salary

$54,500

Health & Movement Science graduates

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Tuition & Aid

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ExpenseAnnual CostSemester Cost
Tuition$31,250$15,625
Room (based on a two-person room)$3,770$1,885
Board$6,040$3,020
Activity Fee $370$185
University Technology Fee$300$150
TOTAL DIRECT COSTS$41,730$20,865
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