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 Days and Times
BIOL201S
or BIOL221
3.0
4.0
Human Physiology 1
Anatomy 1 & Lab
Mon 8-10pm & Wed 8-9pm
Tues 5-10pm
BIOL203S
or BIOL223
3.0
4.0
Human Physiology 2
Anatomy 2 & Lab
Wed 9-10pm & Thur 8-10pm
Wed 5-10pm
BIOL205 1.0 Physiology Lab Self-directed laboratory
CHEM115 1.0 General Chem Lab Self-directed laboratory
CHEM201 3.0 Organic Chemistry for Health Professions Mon 5-8pm
CHEM201S 3.0 Organic Chemistry 1 Mon 5-8pm
CHEM203S
or CHEM301
3.0
4.0
Organic Chemistry 2
Biochemistry
Wed 4-7pm
Wed 5-7pm & Fri 6-8pm
CHEM205 1.0 Organic Chem Lab Self-directed laboratory
PHYS111S 3.0 Physics 1 Thurs 5-8pm
PHYS113S
or BIOL302
or PHYS211
3.0
3.0
Physics 2
Exercise Physiology
Kinesiology
Tues 5-8pm
Tues 5-8pm
Tues 5-8pm
PHYS115 1.0 General Physics Lab Self-directed laboratory
PHYS117 1.0 Physics Lab Thurs 8-10pm

All course days/times are subject to change.

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 2: Body Functions - 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.

BIOL205 (Online) Human Physiology Lab - 1 Credit
Students will perform 10 laboratory exercises illustration fundamental principles in physiology. The labs will involve exercises covering the following topics: cell transport and membrane permeability; skeletal muscle and neurophysiology; mechanisms involving the endocrine, cardiovascular and respiratory systems; as well as, function and regulation in renal system physiology and acid-base balance.
Co-requisite: BIOL201, BIOL203

BIOL221 Anatomy 1 & Lab - 4 Credits (3 hrs/wk lecture, 2 hr/wk lab, 75 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: BIOL201 or any biology course

CHEM111 General Chemistry I - 3 Credits (6 hrs/wk lecture, 45 clock hours)
Foundations of chemistry, atoms and molecules. Principles of stoichiometry, chemical reactions, properties of gases, periodicity, and chemical bonding. Energy changes in chemical systems and electronic structure of atoms and molecules. Examination of the chemical reactivity of common elements, inorganic and organic compounds.
Prerequisite: MATH135

CHEM113 General Chemistry 2 - 3 Credits (6 hrs/wk lecture, 45 clock hours)
Properties of liquids and solutions, and principles of acid-base equilibria, solubility and electrochemical processes. Examination of chemical kinetics and equilibria.
Prerequisite: CHEM111 or equivalent

CHEM115 (Online) General Chemistry Lab - 1 Credit (2 hrs/wk lecture, 30 clock hours)
Illustrative computer experiments in general chemistry involving gas equilibrium, le Chatelier's principles, acid/base titrations, and qualitative inorganic analysis.
Prerequisite: CHEM111 or equivalent

CHEM116 General Chemistry 1 Lab - 1 Credit (2 hrs/wk lecture, 30 clock hours)
This is an in class course implementing through experiment, the foundations of chemistry, atoms, and molecules, principles of stoichiometry, chemical reactions, properties of gasses, periodicity and chemical bonding, energy changes in chemical systems and electronic structure of atoms and molecules, examinations the chemical reactivity of common elements, and inorganic and organic compounds.  Students will also learn safety in the lab.
Prerequisite: MATH135
Co-requisite: CHEM111

CHEM118 General Chemistry 2 Lab - 1 Credit (2 hrs/wk lecture, 30 clock hours)
This is an in-class lab course implementing topics in general chemistry and analytical chemistry covering phase transitions, thermochemistry, spontaneity/equilibrium, electrochemistry, kinetics, bonding, order/symmetry in condensed phases, coordination compounds, and descriptive chemistry.
Prerequisite: CHEM111 and CHEM1116

Co-requisite: CHEM113

CHEM201S (In-Class and Online) 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 (Online) Organic Chemistry 2 - 3 Credits (3 hrs/wk lecture, 45 clock hours)
This course will explore the 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: CHEM201S or equivalent

CHEM205 (Online) Organic Chemistry Virtual Lab - 1 Credit (4 hrs/wk lecture, 30 clock hours)
Illustrative computer experiments in organic synthesis and organic qualitative analusis utilizing basic organic techniques (distillation, crystallization), reactions (esterfication, oxidation, addition, substitution, elmination), and spectometry instrumentation (NMR and IR).
Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM201S or equivalent

CHEM206 Organic Chemistry 1 Lab - 1 Credit
CHEM206 Lab accompanies Chem201S Organic Chemistry lecture. This laboratory course is an introduction to the techniques commonly used in the organic chemistry laboratory, an introduction to the synthesis of organic molecules, and an introduction to basic laboratory techniques; such as distillation, melting point, extraction of known and unknown mixtures, recrystallization, synthesis of compounds, and experiments utilizing basic organic techniques.
Prerequisite: CHEM113
Co-requisite: CHEM201S

CHEM207 Organic Chemistry 2 Lab - 1 Credit
CHEM207 Lab accompanies Chem203S Organic Chemistry lecture. This laboratory course is an introduction to the techniques commonly used in the organic chemistry laboratory, an introduction to the synthesis of organic molecules, and an introduction to basic laboratory techniques; such as distillation, melting point, extraction of known and unknown mixtures, recrystallization, synthesis of compounds, and experiments utilizing basic organic techniques.
Prerequisite: CHEM201S and CHEM206
Co-requisite: CHEM203

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 or any biology course

PHYS111S Physics 1 - 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.
Prerequisite: College Algebra (MATH135) or equivalent

PHYS113S Physics 2 - 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

PHYS115 (Online) General Physics Virtual Lab - 1 Credit (4hrs/wk lecture, 30 clock hours)
Interactive computer experiments dealing with the fundamental properties of the physical world. The laboratories are designed in a way that allows for the manipulation of various parameters, which result in real time changes in the simulated experiment.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: PHYS111 or PHYS113S

PHYS117 Physics Lab 2 - 1 Credit (2hrs/wk lecture, 30 clock hours)
This is a course that will allow students to learn/experience a "hands-on" approach to physics. 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 or Corequisite: 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.
Prerequisite: None

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