Health Sciences Department

Course Sequences


1. If you struggle with Biology, take a 100 level biology class or A& P I and II before taking BIO 200/201 so that you will be better prepared.  BIO 200/201 is a very difficult course. 

2. If sciences are difficult for you:  avoid taking any biology, chemistry, physics course in a six week term.  Also take only one science course per term to begin with.  Once your confidence grows and your performance in the sciences improves, take a maximum of 2 science courses in one term.

3. Course sequences are important as one course helps prepare you for the next.  In Health Sciences, you need to take courses in the following order:

  • Take Bio 200/201  FIRST BEFORE ANY OTHER science-based HSC course.
  • Take HSC 422 Physiology  BEFORE HSC 381 Pathology or HSC 476/478 Neuroscience
  • Take HSC 422 Physiology and HSC 381 Pathology BEFORE Pharmacology
  • NEVER take HSC 475/457 Gross Anatomy and HSC 476/478 Neuroscience the same term.

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4. Culture and Health should be taken during the junior or senior year

5. Take Statistics BEFORE taking HSC 484 Advanced Research and Writing

6. We offer a few options for writing across the curriculum (WAC):

  • Take HSC 483 Writing in Health Sciences at the same time as taking another HSC course.  You will write a special topics paper and receive WAC credit.
  • Take HSC 484:  Research and Writing in Health Sciences – this is an approved WAC course.
  • Take the Upper Division Honor’s Program and complete 2 WAC courses in the process:  HSC 484 (WAC), HSC 438 and 439 (WAC approval pending).  To do the Honor’s Program, you need an overall GPA of 3.5 to apply for acceptance into the program. 

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR THE SCIENCES
Pretherapy track – Physical Therapy emphasis

Traditional 4 year plan

Academic Year

Fall

Spring

1st year

100 level Bio or
A& P I

Chem I
A&P II (if took A&P I in Fall)

2nd Year

BIO 200/201

Chem II

3rd Year

Physics I
Physiology

Physics II
Pathology

4th Year

Neuroscience or Gross Anatomy

Neuroscience or Gross Anatomy

If you’re on the fast track and are comfortable with the sciences then you may want to try this: 

Academic Year

Summer

Fall

Spring

1st year

 

Chem I

Chem II

2nd year

 

BIO 200/201

Physics I

3rd year

Physics II 6 wk 2

Physiology
Gross Anatomy

Pathology
Neuroscience

4th year

 

 

 

OR

Academic Year

Summer

Fall

Spring

1st year

 

Chem I

Chem II

2nd year

 

BIO 200/201
Physics I

Physics II

3rd year

Physiology 6wk 1
Pathology 6wk 2

Neuroscience or Gross Anatomy

Neuroscience or Gross Anatomy

4th year

 

 

 

OR

Academic Year

Summer

Fall

Spring

1st year

 

Chem I

Chem II

2nd year

 

BIO 200/201
Physics I

Physics II

3rd year

 

Physiology

Neuroscience or Gross Anatomy

4th year

Gross Anatomy may be offered.

Neuroscience or Gross Anatomy

 

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR THE SCIENCES
Pretherapy track – Occupational Therapy emphasis

Traditional 4 year plan

Academic Year

Fall

Spring

1st Year

A& P I (optional)

A & P II (optional)

2nd Year

BIO 200/201

 

3rd Year

Physiology

Pathology

4th Year

Neuroscience or Gross Anatomy

Neuroscience or Gross Anatomy

If you’re on the fast track and are comfortable with the sciences then you may want to try this: 

Academic Year

Summer

Fall

Spring

1st Year

 

 

 

2nd Year

 

BIO 200/201

 

3rd Year

 

Physiology

Pathology
Gross Anatomy or Neuroscience

4th Year

Gross Anatomy may be offered

Gross Anatomy or Neuroscience

 

OR

Academic Year

Summer

Fall

Spring

1st Year

 

 

 

2nd Year

 

BIO 200/201

 

3rd Year

Physiology 6 wk1

Pathology

Gross Anatomy or Neuroscience

4th Year

 

Gross Anatomy or Neuroscience

 

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Dept. of Health Sciences
2121 Euclid Avenue, HS 101
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
2501 Euclid Avenue
Health Sciences Building, Room 101
Phone: 216-687-3567
Fax: 216.687.9316
healthsci@csuohio.edu


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