Biology Department

Health Science Courses

All other courses required for the Health Science major are described under their respective academic departments.

HESC 200 Introduction to Athletic Injuries
Provides the knowledge of prevention, care, and rehabilitation of common athletic injuries.  The student receives athletic training information and the skills necessary to care for the common movement injury.  Designed to develop competence in rendering immediate and temporary aid to a victim of accident, sudden illness, or injury. 
Prerequisite: BIOL 107 or BIOL 205

HESC 265 Nutrition
Examines basic principles of nutrition with emphasis on role of nutrition in health and disease.

HESC 495 Internship [UR]
Provides an opportunity for students to engage in an applied field experience.  The Internship must be approved in advance by the program chair. 
Non-credit course. Requires junior standing.    

HESC 496 Internship for credit [UR]
Provides an opportunity for students to engage in an applied field experience.  The Internship must be approved in advance by the program chair.  This course carries academic credit.
Requires junior standing.

HESC 497 Senior Seminar
Reviews of current literature and oral presentations by students based on their internship or original research.  Non-credit course.
Requires senior standing and completion of an approved internship or research project.

HESC 499 Independent Research
Original research using scientific methodology of hypothesis testing, data collection, and analysis.  Experience must consist of a year of research during the academic year or at least 8 weeks in the summer.  Students must select a Biology faculty mentor and seek approval of Biology Department Chair prior to beginning the project.  The student will write a final written report and give an oral presentation.  
Requires junior standing.