Disability Science


The Disability Science minor provides a basic scientific foundation to understand the impact of disability on physical and psychosocial health.

About this Program

This minor is available to all juniors and seniors in PHHP's communication sciences and disorders major and to students in other colleges who meet the prerequisites. The minor is not available to Bachelor of Health Science students in health science, pre-OT or pre-public health specializations.

All credits toward the minor must be completed at the 3000/4000-level. As long as the program director approves, the student can use up to three credits of relevant 3000-level or higher transfer coursework or electives outside the health science program to fulfill elective credits. Lower-division transfer credit is not accepted.


  • Junior standing (60+ credits)
  • Overall 2.75 GPA
  • 2.75 prerequisite GPA based on general college biology, general psychology, abnormal/developmental/physiological psychology, physiology, and statistics (STA 2023).

Required Courses

HSC 3502Survey of Diseases and Disability3
HSC 4558Survey of Diseases and Disabilities 23
OTH 3416Pathophysiology3
Select one option: 18
Option A
Musculoskeletal Anatomy
and Musculoskeletal Anatomy Laboratory
Applied Kinesiology
Option B
The Nervous System and Disorders
and The Nervous System and Disorders Laboratory
Introduction to Neuropsychology
Total Credits17

Open only to Seniors.