Health Sciences Minor

The Health Science minor is designed to provide a flexible minor option for students considering graduate degrees in the Health Profession. This minor allows students to earn prerequisite undergraduate credits required for entry into these health sciences graduate programs.

Because the Health Science minor may assist undergraduate students seeking future graduate degrees in a variety of programs, all which have different prerequisite requirements, this minor is designed to be flexible and tailored to the student’s needs, with approval by the advisor. 

Program Contact

Janelle O' Connell-Department Head and Professor, Director of PT Admissions

Dr. Janelle K. O’Connell

Dean, College of Health Professions


Why Earn Your Minor in Health Science at Hardin-Simmons?

Students learn from an anatomy professor.

Flexible Course Plans

Students can select from more than 31 courses in order to achieve the 18 hours required, giving students the flexibility to complete prerequisites for their particular graduate program.

Program Details

Interested students seeking this minor should select 18 credits from the following suggested courses in consultation with pre-health advisor. Students must complete 8 hours of upper-level human biology from courses of their choice. As an example, the Doctor of Physical Therapy program would prefer Advanced Human Physiology (3417) and Advanced Human Anatomy (3418).  Other prerequisites may include MATH 3312 Statistical Methods or KINE 4304 Statistical Methods; BIOL 2101 Intro to Physical Therapy; BIOL 2102 Intro to Physician Assistant Studies; ATTR 1310 Intro to Athletic Training Practices; any Psychology or Sociology course which would contribute to managing patients/clients; other biology, chemistry or physics courses may also be selected.

ATTR 1310 Introduction to Athletic Training 3
BIOL 2101 Intro to Physical Therapy 1
BIOL 2102 Introduction to Physician Assistant Prac 1
BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIOL 2403 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIOL 2405 Public Health Microbiology 4
BIOL 3420 General Microbiology 4
BIOL 2420 Introduction to Cell Biology 4
BIOL 3307 Nutrition 3
BIOL 3324 Cell Biology 3
BIOL 3411 Genetics 4
BIOL 3417 Advanced Human Physiology 4
BIOL 3418 Advanced Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 4330 Molecular Biology 3
BIOL 4130 Molecular Biology Techniques 1
BIOL 4402 Immunology 4
BIOL 4423 Human Histology 4
CHEM 3401 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 3402 Organic Chemistry II 4
CHEM 4310 Biochemistry I 3
CHEM 4311 Biochemistry II 3
KINE 3313 Kinesiology 3
KINE 3314 Physiology of Exercise 3
PHYS 1310 General Physics I 3
PHYS 1110 General Physics I Lab 1
PHYS 1311 General Physics II 3
PHYS 1111 General Physics II Lab 1
PSYC PSYC elective 3
SOCI SOCI elective 3
STAT 3312 Statistical Methods 3
KINE 4304 Statistical Methods 3