Integrative Physiology and Health Science

Requirements & Courses

  • IPH Major Requirements

    Thirty-six credits which must include:

    1. Core (16 credits): IPH 220, 227, 327, and 344.

    2. Concentration (20 credits) complete one of the following:

      Clinical Exercise Physiology: IPH 228, 229, 321,322, 328, 402, 418, 419, and 420.

      Pre-Therapy: IPH 310, 345, 346, 401 and 10 credits from the following: IPH 228, 229, 323, 324, 328, 335, 403.

      Pre-Medicine: IPH 310; 328 or 340; 402 or 403 or 404; 264 or 331 or 430; and 6 additional credits from the previous options or the following: 265, 270, 418, 419, 420.

      Public Health: IPH 264, 330, 331, 430; and 4 credits from 265, 270, 311 or 310, 328.

      Pre-Sports Medicine: IPH 224, 323, 324, 335, 345, 346, 401.

    3. Completion of the HAPS Comprehensive Examination (national, standardized examination) administered by the Department; completion of the Senior Seminar (IPH 480) or Senior Thesis (IPH 500).

    Note: For some concentrations, First Aid and CPR certification are required by external internship/practicum programs.

  • IPH Minor Requirements

    Twenty-four credits that must include: IPH 220, 227, 344, and 12 credits of electives, all of which must be upper-level credits.


    NOTE:
    No activity courses (EHS-110 through 165) may count toward the non-teaching major or minor and no more than six activity course credits may be applied toward the total 136 required for the degree.

Courses

  • IPH
    105
    .
    Clinical Experience Athletic Training I
    1 credit
    Combines the required proficiencies of a level one student with a clinical field experience.
  • IPH
    106
    .
    Clinical Experience Athletic Training II
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: B or better in IPH-105 or Permission
    Combines the required proficiencies of a level one student with a clinical field experience.
  • IPH
    205
    .
    Athletic Training III
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: B or better in IPH-106 or Permission
    Combines the required proficiencies of a level two student with a clinical field experience.
  • IPH
    206
    .
    Athletic Training IV
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: B or better in IPH-205 or Permission
    Combines the required proficiencies of a level two student with a clinical field experience.
  • IPH
    210
    .
    Health Careers
    2 credits
    Examination of current information and practices relating to human health. Includes discussions, independent research, on-campus presentations by invited professionals, and off-campus visits to observe health practices, services, agencies and businesses. Pass/fail only.
  • IPH
    211
    .
    First Aid and CPR
    2 credits
    Introduction to basic first aid and CPR. Satisfactory completion of this course qualifies student for American Red Cross Certificate. Course fee.
  • IPH
    212
    .
    Physiology of Aging
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BIO-121
    Study of the physiological changes accompanying the aging process. Focuses on both the natural aging process and diseases that are a consequence of aging. Emphasis on lifestyle modification and aging.
  • IPH
    214
    .
    Faith and Physiology
    4 credits
    Critically evaluate the evidence suggesting a link between spirituality and health outcomes. Students are introduced to the scientific method, the current debate on science and religion, as well as basic understandings of the putative physiological basis for the observed connection. Larger questions of mind-body connections are addressed through extensive laboratory experiences. Intended for non-science majors. Laboratory.
  • IPH
    215
    .
    Human Structure and Function
    4 credits
    Provides basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology with emphasis on applications to health and medicine. Intended for non-science majors and may not count toward an IPH Major or Minor. Students who have taken IPH-226, BIO-207, or BIO-307 should not take this course. Laboratory.
  • IPH
    220
    .
    Nutrition
    4 credits
    Introduction to human nutrition including identification, function and food sources of required nutrients. Application of principles of normal nutrition to special issues (e.g., physical performance, obesity, pathology.) Course fee.
  • IPH
    224
    .
    Principles of Sports Medicine
    4 credits
    An exploration of the key tenets of sports medicine including sub-disciplines of expertise and a study of injury and pathology at the mechanistic, population, and epidemiological levels. Course fee.
  • IPH
    227
    .
    Human Physiology
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BIO-121
    Study of organ system function emphasizing homeostatic control in the face of constant disruption. Laboratory. Course fee.
  • IPH
    228
    .
    Physical Fitness Assessment
    2 credits
    Prerequisite: IPH-220
    Development of hands-on assessment of health- and skill-related fitness components. Laboratory.
  • IPH
    229
    .
    Exercise Rx in Healthy Populations
    2 credits
    Prerequisite: IPH-228
    Development of exercise prescriptions based on client health and fitness goals. Laboratory.
  • IPH
    264
    .
    Environmental Health
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
    Exploration of the relationship between the environment and human health. Topics include exposure to pollution, environmental disasters, injuries, and occupational health. The following concepts will be explored: environmental justice, toxicology, public health, and risk assessment.
  • IPH
    265
    .
    Global Health Perspectives
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
    This course provides an overview of the major human health issues among the global community. Topics include: health education, healthcare, infectious disease, nutrition, violence, pollution and other health hazards. Review of case studies and data organization related to health disparities among different countries will be studied.
  • IPH
    270
    .
    Community Health
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: Permission
    A direct application class which provides hands-on experience gathering, entering, analyzing and interpreting actual health data. Students spend two weeks conducting Heart Fairs in eight local school districts with sixth-grade children. During the Heart Fairs, the children are educated and assessed on various heart disease risk factors. Course fee.
  • IPH
    271A
    .
    School Health and P.E.- Elementary
    2 credits
    Prerequisite: EDC-100, 120, and 160 or Permission
    Designed to cover topical health and physical education content required for state teaching certification and methodology for teaching at the elementary level. Fall only.
  • IPH
    271B
    .
    School Health and P.E.- Secondary
    2 credits
    Prerequisite: EDC-103 and EDC-130, or Permission.
    Designed to cover topical health and physical education content required for state teaching certification and methodology for teaching at the secondary level.
  • IPH
    280
    .
    IPH Seminar
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: Junior Standing
    Topics in physiology selected by the instructor. Students expected to give a presentation. Course fee.
  • IPH
    303
    .
    Stress Management
    2 credits
    Prerequisite: Sophomore Standing
    Investigation of stressors in the work, social and self environments. The physiology of stress and deep relaxation techniques studied as an introduction to life style redesign.
  • IPH
    305
    .
    Clinical Athletic Training V
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: B or better in IPH-206 or Permission
    Combines the required proficiencies of a level three student with a clinical field experience.
  • IPH
    306
    .
    Clinical Athletic Training VI
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: B or better in IPH-305 or Permission
    Combines the required proficiencies of a level three student with a clinical field experience.
  • IPH
    310
    .
    Introduction to IPH Research
    2 credits
    Prerequisite: Junior Standing or Permission
    Introduction to the research process. Typically students make a formal research proposal. Students are encouraged to pursue an individual study of a particular subject in Integrative Physiology.
  • IPH
    311
    .
    Introduction to Public Health Research
    2 credits
    This course is designed to provide students an overview of the research process. Especially designed for research areas in public health, such as behavioral science/health education, biostatistics/epidemiology, and environmental health.
  • IPH
    321
    .
    Community Adult Fitness I
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: IPH-228
    Hands-on exercise leadership of community members. Includes skill assessment, exercise prescription, and oversight of training and progress in individual and group fitness settings.
  • IPH
    322
    .
    Community Adult Fitness II
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: Take IPH-321
    Hands-on exercise leadership of community members. Includes skill assessment, exercise prescription, and oversight of training and progress in individual and group fitness settings.
  • IPH
    323
    .
    Therapeutic Modalities
    2-3 credits
    Prerequisite: Permission
    Physiological principles and application of various therapeutic modalities utilized in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. Laboratory.
  • IPH
    324
    .
    Therapeutic Exercise
    2-3 credits
    Prerequisite: IPH-226 or Permission
    Methods and principles utilized in the rehabilitation of injuries of the physically active. Laboratory.
  • IPH
    327
    .
    Physiology of Exercise
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: IPH-226 or BIO-307
    Exploration of the physiological process in relation to exercise in everyday life, and to sports and recreational activities. Laboratory. Course fee.
  • IPH
    328
    .
    Pathophysiology
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: IPH-226 or BIO-307 or Permission
    Introduction to the pathophysiologic study of disease in humans.
  • IPH
    330
    .
    Health Data Analysis
    4 credits
    This course serves as an introduction to statistical computing and research data management.
  • IPH
    331
    .
    Health Promotion
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: Junior Standing
    Provides critical information for planning, implementing, and evaluating health promotion programs in the workplace, schools, community or health care setting.
  • IPH
    334
    .
    Theory and Practice of Individual Sports
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: Permission
    Analysis of the skills of badminton, tennis and golf, and methods of instruction unique to each sport. Assumes basic proficiency in each sport. Course fee.
  • IPH
    335
    .
    Orthopedic Assessment I
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: Permission
    An introductory exploration of didactic and clinical application into the examination and diagnostic assessment of upper and lower body orthopedic injuries. Laboratory.
  • IPH
    336
    .
    Orthopedic Assessment II
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: Permission
    An advanced exploration of didactic and clinical application into the examination and diagnostic assessment of upper and lower body orthopedic injuries. Laboratory.
  • IPH
    340
    .
    Pharmacology
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: IPH-226 or BIO-307
    Overview of the major concepts of pharmaceutical sciences. Includes the study of basic pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic principles as related to the major classes of drugs used in the clinical setting today.
  • IPH
    342
    .
    Sport and Exercise Psychology
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: Junior Standing or Permission
    This course is devoted to assisting students in learning and using theoretical and practical information related to the psychology of sport and physical activity. Effective mental training skills for successful sport and life performance are also discussed.
  • IPH
    344
    .
    Human Anatomy
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: IPH-226 or BIO-207 or BIO-307 may be taken concurrently
    In-depth study of human anatomy with laboratory experience. Course fee.
  • IPH
    345
    .
    Biomechanics I
    2 credits
    Prerequisite: IPH-344
    Introduction to the mechanical foundations of human movement with emphasis on applications to sports techniques and activities. Quantitative analysis of static equilibrium, linear and angular motion and relevant external forces.
  • IPH
    346
    .
    Biomechanics II
    2 credits
    Prerequisite: IPH-345 or Permission
    Continuation of IPH 345. Emphasis on experimental procedures in biomechanics and kinesiology. Laboratory.
  • IPH
    380
    .
    Topics in Integrative Phys & Health Sci
    1 credit
    Designed as a variable topic and credit course.
  • IPH
    385
    .
    Integrative Phys & Health Sci Practicum
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: Permission
    Designed for off- or on-campus placement combining academic orientation with practical preprofessional experience. Maximum of eight credits.
  • IPH
    390B
    .
    Field Work in IPH
    2-4 credits
  • IPH
    401
    .
    Molecular Aspect of Muscle Physiology
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: IPH-226 or BIO-307; CHM-115
    Detailed analysis of recent advances in our understanding of muscle function. Includes basic mechanisms of contraction, neuromuscular control and plasticity/adaption of muscle tissue. Important comparisons between the major muscle types are made. Emphasis placed on understanding these concepts at the molecular level and how these mechanisms translate to overall tissue function. Laboratory. Course fee.
  • IPH
    402
    .
    Cardiorespiratory Physio
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: IPH-227 or BIO-307 and Junior status
    An exploration of the cardiovascular & respiratory systems, and their interactions with one another. Laboratory. Course fee.
  • IPH
    403
    .
    Neurophys & Motor Control
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: IPH-227 or BIO-307 and Junior status
    Study of the nervous system’s contributions to homeostasis and motor control.
  • IPH
    404
    .
    Endocrine Physiology
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: IPH-227 or BIO-307 and Junior standing
    Examines the critical role of the endocrine system in human viability.
  • IPH
    405
    .
    Clinical Athletic Training VII
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: B or better in IPH-306 or Permission
    Combines the required proficiencies of a level four student with a clinical field experience.
  • IPH
    406
    .
    Clinical Athletic Training VIII
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: B or better in IPH-405 or Permission
    Combines the required proficiencies of a level four student with a clinical field experience.
  • IPH
    417M
    .
    Fitness Assessment and Exercise Rx
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: Take IPH-327 previously or concurrently
    Hands-on assessment skills for health-related fitness components. Development and implementation of individualized exercise prescriptions based on fitness and goal assessments for healthy and diseased individuals. Laboratory. Course fee.
  • IPH
    418
    .
    EKG Interpretation
    2 credits
    Prerequisite: IPH-226 or BIO-307
    Assessment and interpretation of the normal and abnormal electrocardiogram. Includes analysis of EKG changes associated with disease states and pharmacological treatments. Laboratory.
  • IPH
    419
    .
    Stress Testing
    2 credits
    Prerequisite: IPH-418
    Application and interpretation of functional capacity and diagnostic stress testing. Includes analysis of normal and abnormal EKG and hemodynamic responses to graded exercise testing. Laboratory.
  • IPH
    420
    .
    Exercise Prescription
    2 credits
    Prerequisite: IPH-327 and IPH-419
    Develop and implement exercise prescription principles for healthy individuals as well as individuals with various diseased states. Design a comprehensive exercise program, including health and fitness screening, goal assessment, and development of an individualized exercise prescription. Laboratory.
  • IPH
    427
    .
    Administration of Athletic Training
    4 credits
    Prepares the athletic training student with the organizational and administrative theories utilized in the management of an athletic training facility.
  • IPH
    428
    .
    Exercise Testing and Prescription
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: IPH-327
    In-depth study of theoretical bases and applied knowledge required for graded exercise testing and individualized exercise prescription for normal and high risk populations, with emphasis on cardiac patients. Electrocardiograph techniques and interpretation, pharmacological considerations, test data interpretations and emergency procedures are included. Laboratory. Course fee.
  • IPH
    430
    .
    Epidemiology
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BIO-121 and Junior Standing, or Permission
    Presents concepts, principles and methods generally used in the surveillance and investigation of heath-related events.
  • IPH
    499
    .
    IPH Independent Study
    2-4 credits
    Prerequisite: IPH Major; Permission
    Research in Integrated Physiology and Health Science under the supervision of the Department culminating in a thesis or research project.
  • IPH
    500
    .
    Senior Thesis
    4 credits
    Requires instructor permission.