Associate of Science - Community Health Science Emphasis, Kinesiology Pre-Professional Track

This emphasis provides the lower division coursework towards bachelor degrees in community health, public health, health education, and other related areas and satisfies the lower division major requirements towards the UNR Bachelor of Science in Community Health Science, Kinesiology Pre-Professional.  The B.S. in Kinesiology Pre-Professional is preparation for applying to Professional Schools in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physician Assistant Programs.

Emphasis Outcomes  

Students completing the emphasis will:

  • Recognize how the social, cultural, economic, political, geographical and biological environments affect personal and community health.
  • Describe and apply behavioral strategies to promote personal health and wellness, and disease and illness prevention.
  • Demonstrate the ability to gather and interpret evidence-based information, and effectively communicate, in both written and oral formats, on topics related to community health.

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  

To earn an AA/AS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AA/AS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
English3-6
Required:
Composition II
Composition II For International Students
Fine Arts3
Humanities3
Mathematics3
Recommended:
Pre-Calculus I (or higher)
Science6
Social Science3
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 2[3]
Science 2[6]
U.S. and Nevada Constitution 2[3]
Degree Requirements
BIOL 190
190L
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
and Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
BIOL 223Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 224Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHS 101Introduction to Community Health Sciences3
CHS 102Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness3
CHS 200Introduction to Public Health Biology3
Elective Requirements
Select 15-18 units of the following15-18
General Microbiology
Introduction to Environmental Health
Bioethics
PEX/DAN (up to 2 units)
Or any transferable college-level units
Total Units60
1

If you place into ENG 102 or ENG 114, the additional 3 required units will become elective units. 

2

Course may also count toward degree requirements.  Please consult with Academic Advisement.

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CHS 101
Introduction to Community Health Sciences
or Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness
3
English 4 3
Fine Arts/Diversity 5 3
Mathematics 5 3
NUTR 121 Human Nutrition 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
BIOL 190
190L
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
and Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
CHS 101
Introduction to Community Health Sciences
or Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness
3
English 4 3
Elective 5 2
Social Science/Diversity 5 3
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
BIOL 223 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
CHS 200 Introduction to Public Health Biology 3
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I ( with Lab) 2 4
Electives 5 5
Or co-admission CHS 211 or CHS 280 at UNR and reverse transfer  
 Semester Total16
4th semester
BIOL 224 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
Electives 5 7
Or co-admission CHS 211 or CHS 280 at UNR and reverse transfer 5  
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions/Humanities 3
 Semester Total14
 Total Units60
4

See approved General Education list of the AA/AS Degree

5

See program recommendations or requirements