Personal Health

Description
The personal health concentration will allow students with academic interests that lie outside the realm of medical and health sciences to explore and learn the latest information related to healthy lifestyles, including the attainment and retention of a high quality of personal health. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to optimize their personal health and assume increased responsibility for their own personal health and well-being. The concentration reflects the interdisciplinary nature of personal health by including courses from the nutrition, exercise and wellness, and health sciences disciplines.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 12 upper division (300-400 level) hours.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.

Core - 12 credit hours

EXW 325 Fitness for Life (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 101; Minimum 30 hours)

HEP 380 Body Image and Wellness (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 with C or better; minimum 30 hours)

HSC 355 Eating for Lifelong Health, SB (3) (Prerequisite(s): NTR 100 or 241) 

OR

NTR 450 Nutrition in the Life Cycle, SB (3) (Prerequisite(s): NTR 100 or 241) 

NTR 100 Introductory Nutrition (3) (Credit is allowed for only NTR 100 or 241)

OR

NTR 241 Human Nutrition (3) (Prerequisite(s): CHM 101, 113, or 114)

Elective courses 6 hours required:

EXW 302: Fundamentals of Wellness (L) (3)

EXW 335: Physical Activity and Physiological Concepts (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

EXW 400: Stress Management for Wellness (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 101; minimum 60 hours)

HEP 350: Substance Abuse and Addictive Behavior (3) (Prerequisite(s): BIO 160 or 201 with C or better; PSY 101 with C or better)

HEP 443: Emotional Health and Interpersonal Relationships (3) (Prerequisite(s): minimum 45 hours)

NTR 345: Development of Healthy Cuisines (3) (Prerequisite(s): NTR 100 or 241)

NTR 348: Cultural Aspects of Food (SB & C & G) (3) (Prerequisite(s): NTR 100 or 241)

 

 

 

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2021-22

Campus

Campus

Online

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

NHPHLEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Health Solutions

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

602‐496‐3300
chs@asu.edu
HLTHS 444AA

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