Prerequisites for Courses – Prior to Spring 2014
Prior to Spring 2014, the following courses were required prerequisites for enrolling in Human Physiology courses. The prereqs are used to assure that students have the appropriate background training before they enroll in a course. Instructors plan what they teach and how they teach based on the learning objectives of the prereqs. Because of this, prereqs are strictly enforced.
To have passed a prerequisite and move on to the subsequent course, generally students need to show a “C” grade, which includes C-. This signifies a fair level of achievement. They cannot progress if they have a “D” grade, which signifies little or no true understanding of the material. However, the grade criteria used to satisfy the prereq requirement for two of our major courses, HPHY 321 Human Anatomy I and HPHY 322 Human Physiology I are higher (Must be C or better, not C-). These two courses serve as the entry point to the most challenging core of our major, which runs for a full year (29 credits). We believe the students who come in from the prereq courses with grades in the marginal C- range struggle, and often times have to repeat 321 or 322 or both, which increases the number of students in these packed courses, increase the cost of education for students who repeat them, and typically delays their time to graduation. We believe these students would perform better in this core of the major if they are caught at the prereq level and establish stronger study habits/seek assistance in the 200-level prereq courses before progressing to these 300-level courses.
If you are a transfer student, the Undergraduate Advisor can help you determine whether a course you have taken at another institution may satisfy a prereq for a course. With approval of the Undergraduate Advisor, transfer students may be eligible for co-registration in HPHY 212 and 321 (starting in Fall 2014), but it is still strongly recommended that they take HPHY 212 prior to 321 when possible.
Will you be taking classes in Spring 2015 or later? If so, you should review the NEW PREREQS which will go into effect in Spring 2015.
The following 100-level General Education courses are Science Group Satisfying and are open to all majors.
|100-level General Education||Prereqs|
|101 Exercise as Medicine||No prereqs|
|102 Exercise and Wellness||No prereqs|
|103 Exercise and Performance||No prereqs|
|104 Understanding Human Disease||No prereqs|
|105 Principles of Nutrition||No prereqs|
The following 200-level Required of Major courses are open to non-HPHY majors after the initial registration period.
|200-level Required of Major||Prereqs|
|211 Medical Terminology||No prereqs|
|212 Evidence, Inference, & Biostatistics||No prereqs|
The following 300-level Required of Major courses are open to non-HPHY majors after the initial registration period, with the exception of HPHY 371 Physiology of Exercise which is only open to HPHY majors.
|300-level Required of Major||Prereqs|
|321 Human Anatomy I||HPHY 211 and (BI 212 or BI 282H) must each be C or better|
|322 Human Physiology I||HPHY 212 and (BI 212 or BI 282H) must each be C or better|
|323 Human Anatomy II||HPHY 321|
|324 Human Physiology II||HPHY 212, 321, and 322|
|325 Human Anatomy/Physiology III||HPHY 323 and HPHY 324|
|371 Physiology of Exercise||HPHY 324|
The following 300-level Electives are only open to HPHY majors.
|333 Motor Control||(HPHY 321 and HPHY 322) or PSY 304|
|362 Tissue Injury and Repair||HPHY 323 and HPHY 324|
|381 Biomechanics||HPHY 322, HPHY 323, PHYS 201|
The following 400-level Electives are only open to HPHY majors. Some do not have prereqs, but all require Department or Instructor approval.
|401 Research||Department or Instructor approval|
|402 Thesis||Department or Instructor approval|
|404 Internship||Department or Instructor approval|
|405 Reading and Conference||Department or Instructor approval|
|406 Special Problems||Department or Instructor approval|
|408 Workshop||Department or Instructor approval|
|409 Practicum||Department or Instructor approval|
|409 Anatomy/Physiology Teaching Assistant||Department or Instructor approval|
|420 Human Cadaver Dissection||HPHY 323 (students accepted by application, due in early February)|
The following 400-level Capstones are only open to HPHY majors.
|410/422 Physiology of Obesity*||HPHY 325 and 371|
|410/443 Clinical Pharmacology*||HPHY 325 and 371|
|410/421 Pathophysiology*||HPHY 325 and 371|
|410 Science of Athletic Performance*||HPHY 371|
|460 Lumbar and Pelvic Functional Anatomy*||HPHY 322|
|410/480 Technology Development in Human Physiology*||HPHY 371 and 381|
|412 Sleep Physiology||HPHY 325|
|413 Muscle Structure, Function, & Plasticity||HPHY 371|
|414 Muscle Cell Metabolism||HPHY 371|
|417 Hypertension||HPHY 325|
|419 Alternative & Complementary Medicine||HPHY 325|
|441 Clinical Exercise Physiology||HPHY 371|
|442 Clinical ECG/EKG||HPHY 324|
|433 Neurophysiology of Concussion||HPHY 333|
|434 Movement Disorders||HPHY 333|
|462 Therapeutic Techniques||HPHY 362|
|470 Environmental Physiology||HPHY 371|
|472 Advanced Labs in Exercise Physiology||HPHY 371|
|473 High Altitude Medicine & Physiology||HPHY 325|
|485 Gait Analysis||HPHY 381|
|486 Orthopedic Biomechanics||HPHY 381|
*New courses under development which may appear as 399 or 410 when scheduled.
Important changes to course prereqs (We will post corrections/changes here):
Update 11/08/2013 – Indicates complete roll-out of recent changes and link to future prereqs website.
Update 4/26/2013 – One term exception – PHYS 201 will not be enforced as a prereq for HPHY 381 during Fall 2013. This exception is to alleviate conflicts resulting from a schedule change. However, it is PHYS 201 highly recommended as a pre-req, should be taken concurrently for students who have not completed it previously.
Update 4/10/2013 – HPHY 410 Forensic Biomechanics has been discontinued.
Update 3/25/2013 – Starting Fall 2014, additional prereq for HPHY 324 will be HPHY 212.
Update 3/13/2013 – Starting Summer 2014, additional prereq for HPHY 321 will be HPHY 211. Starting Summer 2014, additional prereq for HPHY 322 will be HPHY 212.
Update 1/15/2013 – Starting Fall 2013, the prereqs for HPHY 321 and 322 must be passed with a C or better (i.e., a C- will no longer satisfy the requirement).