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  • Disability Science

    Credits: 17, completed with minimum grades of C

    Provides a basic scientific foundation to understand the impact of disability on physical and psychosocial health.

    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.

    Prerequisites for the minor include junior standing (60+ credits), an overall 2.75 GPA and a 2.75 prerequisite GPA based on general college biology, general psychology, abnormal/developmental/physiological psychology, physiology and statistics (STA 2023).

    Interested students should obtain an application and a list of appropriate coursework that begins in the junior year.

    Required Courses

    Courses Credits
    HSC 3502 Survey of Diseases and Disabilities 1 3
    HSC 4558 Survey of Diseases and Disabilities 2 3
    OTH 3416 Pathophysiology 3
    The following courses are open only to seniors:
    OTH 4412 and 4412L Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Laboratory, 5 credits, and
    OTH 3413C Applied Kinesiology, 3 credits


    OTH 4418 and 4418L Nervous System and Disorders and Laboratory, 5 credits, and
    CLP 4420 Introduction to Neuropsychology, 3 credits


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minors: disability-science