Health Science

Degrees and Certificates


HLTH101C: Medical Terminology

Credits 3

Promotes an understanding of the proper use, spelling, pronunciation, and meaning of medical terms. This course emphasizes learner participation through group activities and reading assignments. Basic anatomy and physiology and common pathology of the body systems will also be discussed. Designed for people working in the healthcare environment.

HLTH104C: Healthcare Data Content and Delivery Systems

Credits 3

Introduces the generic components of the content, use, and structure of healthcare data and datasets, how these components relate to primary and secondary record systems, and how to introduce legal and ethical issues applicable to health information. Discussions will include health record content, documentation requirements comparing the various regulatory agency requirements, and an introduction to payment and reimbursement systems. The organization, financing, and delivery of healthcare services in both the hospital and the medical office practice will also be discussed.

HLTH120C: Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

Credits 4

Covers basic first aid and the principles and techniques involved in prevention and care of common athletic injuries. Weekly lab sessions will be used to demonstrate and practice special tests, taping and wrapping, and recognition of athletic injuries, and will coincide with material covered during lecture.

HLTH125C: Coaching Principles I

Credits 3

Focuses on sport philosophy, sport pedagogy, and sport management for success as a coach at any level. Topics include educational techniques, leadership, planning, legal aspects, successful coaching strategies, practice, and event and game management. Students will explore the principles and foundations of coaching required to develop and successfully administer a sport at any level.

HLTH150C: Introduction to Personal Wellness

Credits 1

Students in this course evaluate the concept of personal wellness and improve self-selected areas of wellness. Students compare the physical, social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and environmental areas of personal wellness to determine factors that affect each. Initial self-assessments provide information reflective of students’ levels of wellness, and students then set goals for individual focus during the semester, while also assessing NHTI’s current supports for personal wellness areas. The format for the course is group discussion and lab exercises.

HLTH152C: Personal Trainer Course

Credits 4

This course addresses pertinent topics for the fitness professional and bridges the gap between theory and practice through practical hands-on training performed within the classroom and lab portions of the course. Following a structured “read, write, and apply” format, students will attain the knowledge and abilities necessary to competently perform the tasks required of successful fitness professionals. On completion of the course, students should be well prepared to take the National Council on Strength and Fitness NCSF-CPT examination.