College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)

Choosing First-Semester Courses

  • A sample selection of courses is listed below for each major
  • In every case, there is an opportunity for choosing some courses that satisfy the University’s general education requirement (called the Discovery Program)
  • A semester course load usually consists of four 4-credit courses and possibly a 1 credit seminar.
  • If you plan to take French or Spanish, take the French/Spanish Placement Test before June orientation. Your advisor will receive the results of your test.
  • First-year students usually take courses numbered in the 400s and 500s.

Recommended First-Semester Courses by Major

Select a major below to learn specific major information for First Year June Orientation. Your advisor will help you with course selection during Orientation.

  1. KIN 406 - Introduction to Athletic Training (1 cr)
  2. KIN 585 - Emergency Medical Responder
  3. PSYC 401 - Introduction to Psychology
  4. NUTR 400 - Nutrition Health & Well Being
  5. BMS 507 - Human Anatomy and Physiology  
  1. COMM 420 - Survey of Communication Sciences and Disorders
  2. PSYC 401 – Introduction to Psychology
  3. BMS 507 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
  4. Discovery course (possibly LING 405 – Introduction to Linguistics)
  1. HMP 401 - United States Health Care Systems
  2. HMP 403 - Introduction to Public Health
  3. MATH 420 - Finite Math
  4. Discovery course
  1. HDFS 525 - Human Development OR HDFS 545 - Intimate Relationships and Families
  2. ENGL 401
  3. Discovery course
  4. Discovery course
  1. BMS 507 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
  2. KIN 585 - Emergency Medical Responder
  3. PSYC 401 - Introduction to Psychology
  4. Discovery course
  1. KIN 540 - Top Rope Rock Climbing
  2. KIN 444C - Amped Up:  Psychological and Social Perspectives on Adventure
  3. KIN 515 – History of Outdoor Pursuits in North America (History Discovery)
  4. KIN 551 -  Adventure Programming: Backcountry Based Experiences OR Discovery course
  1. KIN 500 - History & Contemporary Issues in Physical Education
  2. KIN 600- Movement and Gymnastics
  3. BMS 507 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
  4. PSYC 401- Introduction to Psychology OR ENGL Discovery course
  1. KIN 580 - Sport Industry
  2. PSYC 401 - Introduction to Psychology
  3. ENGL 401
  4. Discovery course   
  1. BMS 507 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
  2. PSYC 401 - Introduction to Psychology
  3. ENGL 401 – First Year Writing
  4. Discovery course (INQ)
  1. BMS 507- Human Anatomy and Physiology
  2. OT 510 - Exploring OT and Occupation
  3. PSYC 401 - Introduction to Psychology
  4. ENGL 401 OR Discovery Inquiry course
  1. RMP 490 - Recreation & Leisure in Society 
  2. ENGL 401 – First Year Writing
  3. Discovery course
  4. Discovery course
  1. RMP 490 - Recreation & Leisure in Society
  2. BMS 507 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
  3. PSYC 401 - Introduction to Psychology OR HDFS 525 – Human Development
  4. Discovery
  1. SW 424 - Introduction to Social Work
  2. ENGL 401 OR Discovery Inquiry course       
  3. Discovery course
  4. Discovery course
  1. BMS 507 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
  2. PSYC 401 - Introduction to Psychology
  3. Discovery course
  4. Major exploration course
  5. HHS 401 – ACE Seminar (1 credit)

Language Placement Test (French/Spanish)

  • If you plan to take French or Spanish in the fall