Prerequisite Program

Non-Accelerated Program

The Non-Accelerated Program is 15-weeks long. Courses are generally scheduled Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 

Schedule: 15 Weeks

Course # Credits Description Weeks Days and Times
or BIOL221 
Human Physiology 1
Anatomy Lab 1 & Lab 
Mon 8-10pm & Wed 8-9pm
Tues 5-10pm 
or BIOL223 
Human Physiology 2
Anatomy 2 & Lab 
Wed 9-10pm & Thur 8-10pm
Wed 5-10pm 
BIOL205 1.0 Physiology Lab 8-15 Self-directed laboratory
CHEM115 1.0 General Chem Lab 8-15  Self-directed laboratory
CHEM201 3.0 Organic Chemistry for Health Professions 1-15 Mon 5-8pm
CHEM201S 3.0 Organic Chemistry 1 1-15 Mon 5-8pm (Spring Tri only)
or CHEM301 
Organic Chemistry 2
Wed 4-7pm (Summer Tri only)
Wed 5-7pm & Fri 6-8pm
CHEM205 1.0 Organic Chem Lab 8-15 Self-directed laboratory
PHYS111S 3.0 Physics 1 1-15 Thurs 5-8pm
or BIOL302 
Physics 2
Exercise Physiology 
Tues 5-8pm (All tris as registration allows)
Tue 5-8pm (Spring/Summer Tris only) 
PHYS115 1.0 General Physics Lab 8-15 Self-directed laboratory
PHYS117 1.0 Physics Lab 1-15 Thurs 8-10pm
PHYS211 3.0 Kinesiology 1-15 Tues 5-8pm

Course Descriptions

BIOL201S Human Physiology 1: Control Systems - 3 Credits (3 hrs/wk lecture, 45 clock hours)
The anatomy and physiology of the cell and human biological control systems.  Topics include cell structure and function, movement of molecules across cell membranes, homeostatic mechanisms and cellular communication, neural control mechanisms, sensory system, hormonal control systems, muscle physiology, and control of body movements.
Prerequisite: None 

BIOL203S Human Physiology II - 3 Credits (3 hrs/wk lecture, 45 clock hours)
The anatomy and physiology of the major organ systems of the human body.  Topics include the cardiovascular, respiratory, excretory, digestive, reproductive, and immune systems, and the components of blood.
Prerequisite: At least one first-year biology course with an emphasis on physiology or cell biology or equivalent.

BIOL221 Anatomy 1 & Lab - 4 Credits (3 hrs/wk lecture, 45 clock hrs; 2 hr/wk lab, 30 clock hrs)
In this course, students will learn in lecture and laboratory formats, the basic concepts of human anatomy with an emphasis on the relationship between structure and function. Basic concepts such as anatomical terminology, position and relationship will be discussed in order to provide a foundation onto which other anatomical concepts will be taught. In addition, the normal gross anatomy of the musculoskeletal system (including the osteology, arthrology and myology of the different anatomical regions) and the spinal cord will be presented. The gross anatomy laboratory sessions will be presented using a regional approach in order to facilitate greater integration of the lecture material.
Prerequisite: None 

BIOL223 Anatomy 2 & Lab - 4 Credits (3 hrs/wk lecture, 2 hrs/wk lab, 75 clock hours)
In this course, students will learn in lecture and laboratory formats, the normal gross structures of the human brain (including special senses and the autonomic nervous system) and organ systems. The organ systems discussed are the cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic, endocrine, urinary, digestive, and reproductive. In addition, the structural interrelationships between organ systems will be explained as well as the interrelationships between structure and function of organs and organ systems. The gross anatomy laboratory sessions will be presented using a regional approach and will be designed to support the lecture sessions and address related basic science issues.
Prerequisite: BIOL221

BIOL302 Exercise Physiology - 3 Credits (3hrs/wk lecture, 45 clock hrs)
Exercise physiology is an applied discipline that combines knowledge of metabolic biochemistry, cellular and organ system physiology, and anatomic structure and function in order to understand and explain physical and athletic performance. In this course, students will be introduced to the metabolic, muscular and cardio-respiratory adaptations to both acute and chronic exercise in humans. The emphasis will be for students to learn and understand major concepts in terms of normal physiologic responses in healthy individuals.
Prerequisite: BIOL203

CHEM201 Organic Chemistry for Health Professions - 3 Credits (3 hrs/wk lecture, 45 clock hours)
This course will examine the structure and bonding of organic compounds and the nomenclature and fundamental reactions of alkanes, alkenes, aromatic compounds, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, and amines. Steroisomerism, as well as substitution and elimination reactions, will be investigated.
Prerequisite: CHEM113

CHEM203S Organic Chemistry I - 3 Credits (3 hrs/wk lecture, 45 clock hours)
Structure and bonding in organic chemistry, Isomerism and stereoisomerism in organic compounds. Chemistry of alkanes, cycloalkanes, alkenes, and alkynes. Aromatic compounds and mechanisms of aromatic substitution. Nucleophilic addition and substitution reactions. Chemistry of alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, and ketones.
Prerequisite: CHEM113 or equivalent

CHEM203S Organic Chemistry II - 3 Credits (3 hrs/wk lecture, 45 clock hours)
Chemistry of carboxylic acids and their derivatives, as well as amines and related nitrogen compounds. Applications of spectroscopic techniques in organic chemistry. Introduction to biochemistry, which will examine amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Structure and properties of proteins and enzymes.
Prerequisite: CHEM201/201S or equivalent

CHEM301 Biochemistry - 4 Credits (4 hrs/wk lecture, 60 clock hrs)
This course focuses on the chemistry of amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids, with special emphasis on representative proteins and enzymes, including hemoglobin, myoglobin and cytochromes P450.
Prerequisite: BIOL203

PHYS111S Physics I - 3 Credits (3 hrs/wk lecture, 45 clock hours)
Non-calculus-based study of classical linear and rotational kinematics and dynamics (including work, energy, impulse, momentum, and collisions), fluids, periodic motion, sound and wave motion.

PHYS113S Physics II - 3 Credits (3hrs/wk lecture, 45 clock hours)
Non-calculus-based study of electrostatics, electric fields, Gauss' law, capacitance, current, resistance, magnetic forces and fields, electromagnetic induction, DC and AC circuits, electromagnetic waves, optics, and modern physics, as well as an introduction to quantum physics.
Prerequisite: PHYS111S

PHYS117 Physics Lab II - 1 Credit (2hrs/wk lecture, 30 clock hours)
This is a course that will allow students to learn/experience a "hands-on" approach physics that would be a companion course to the Physics 111S lecture or taken independently. The lab will comprise those experiments that are important to the understanding of the Laws and Concepts of College Physics as it prepares the students for a course in science that furthers their education or prepares them for a career in the arena of science-based health care.
Prerequisite: PHYS111S

PHYS211 Kinesiology - 3 Credits (6hrs/wk lecture, 45 clock hours)
Understanding human activity from a mechanical and physiological perspective so to address major issues, which include reducing the risk of injury, optimizing exercise prescription and understanding clinical evaluations. Functional anatomy, muscle and passive tissue mechanics, anthropometry, electromyography, and linked segment mechanics are introduced and applied to clinical, occupational and athletic situations. Basic concepts of cardiovascular, respiratory and thermoregulatory responses to physical activity.

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