Advanced Health Careers Preparatory Certificate (AHPC)

Advanced Health Careers Preparatory Certificate (AHPC)

The Advanced Health Careers Preparatory Certificate provides recognition that a student has completed courses required for admission into academic programs in health fields such as Master of Science, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), Doctor of Physical Therapy (PTD), or Physician Assistant (PA).

Students must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education to qualify for program entry. To earn the certificate, students must complete a minimum of 14 credit hours from the courses listed. A minimum grade of C is required for all courses. If a student does not meet the prerequisites for a listed course, additional courses may be required. Course selections must be approved by the student's advisor.

For more information, please contact the Health and Public Safety Division at (513) 569-1670.

Advanced Health Careers Preparatory Certificate (AHPC)

Program Prerequisite: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education, or Program Advisor consent, is required to enroll in the certificate program.

Semester 1LecLabCredits
XXX XXX AHPC Elective 1  334
XXX XXX AHPC Elective 2  223
Semester 2  
XXX XXX AHPC Elective 3  334
XXX XXX AHPC Elective 4  223
Total Credits:  101014

Electives

Advanced Health Careers Preparatory Certificate Electives
Complete at least 14 credits from courses listed below, with a minimum grade of C for all courses. Students must consult with the Program Advisor before registering for courses.
Biology
BIO 115Human Genetics3
BIO 131Biology 15
BIO 132Biology 25
BIO 151Anatomy and Physiology 14
BIO 152Anatomy and Physiology 24
BIO 220Microbiology3
BIO 230Pharmacology3
BIO 240Pathophysiology3
Chemistry
CHE 110Fundamentals of Chemistry4
CHE 111Bio-Organic Chemistry4
CHE 121
  & CHE 131
General Chemistry 1
   and General Chemistry 1 Lab *
5
CHE 122
  & CHE 132
General Chemistry 2
   and General Chemistry 2 Lab *
5
CHE 201
  & CHE 211
Organic Chemistry 1
   and Organic Chemistry 1 Lab *
5
CHE 202
  & CHE 212
Organic Chemistry 2
   and Organic Chemistry 2 Lab *
5
Other Electives
DT 120Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle3
PSY 225Lifespan Development3
*

Must co-register for laboratory course

Courses

BIO 100 Integrated Biology and Skills for Success in Science
6 Credits. 5 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on scientific, mathematical, and laboratory skills needed for success in anatomy and physiology courses required for Health and Public Safety majors. Topics include: biological principles and processes, math fundamentals, and introductory lab skills. Students must pass a comprehensive exam to pass this course.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 and AFM 092, or appropriate placement test scores
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BIO 111 Biology: Unity of Life
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on characteristics shared by all living organisms. Topics include: the nature of science, chemistry of life, cell biology, energetics and biochemical pathways, cell division, genetics, molecular biology, and the origin of life.
Prerequisites: AFL 085 and AFM 092 or appropriate placement test scores
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Ohio Transfer Module Approved

BIO 112 Biology: Diversity of Life
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A continuation of BIO 111. Topics include: taxonomy and evolution of animals, plants, fungi, protists, bacteria, and viruses; animal behavior; ecology; population growth; and conservation biology.
Prerequisites: BIO 111
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Ohio Transfer Module Approved

BIO 115 Human Genetics
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on human traits, genetic conditions, and inheritance. Topics include: DNA structure, patterns of inheritance, meiosis, karyotypes, genetic engineering, and societal implications of an individual's genetic identity.
Prerequisites: BIO 111 or BIO 131 (minimum grade C for either)
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BIO 117 Human Body in Health and Disease
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

Fundamentals of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include: anatomy, normal function contrasted with dysfunction, and common diseases of body systems including symptoms and treatments.
Prerequisites: BIO 100 or BIO 111 or BIO 131 or BIO 151 or HS Biology within the last 7 years (minimum grade C for all), or BMT 151
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BIO 127 Human Body in Health and Disease Laboratory
1 Credit. 0 Lecture Hour. 2 Lab Hours.

A laboratory course that accompanies BIO 117. Laboratory experiences include: exercises, slides, models, and animal organ dissections.
Prerequisites: BIO 100 or BIO 111 or BIO 131 or BIO 151, or HS Biology within the last 7 years (minimum grade C for all), or BMT 151
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BIO 131 Biology 1
5 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 4 Lab Hours.

A course on the chemistry of life. Topics include: cellular structure and function; characteristics of life; theory of evolution; understanding DNA and its role in heredity, regulation of biological systems, bioenergetics and biochemical pathways; and current developments in biotechnology.
Prerequisites: BIO 111 (minimum grade C) or high school Biology within past 7 years (minimum grade C)
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Ohio Transfer Module Approved

BIO 132 Biology 2
5 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 4 Lab Hours.

A continuation of BIO 131. Topics include: scientific theory, history of scientific discovery, evolutionary principles, form and function of living organisms, biological classification, behavior of organisms and their relationships to biological systems, ecological systems, applications of biology, and sustainability.
Prerequisites: BIO 131 (minimum grade C)
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Ohio Transfer Module Approved

BIO 151 Anatomy and Physiology 1
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on the structure and function of the human body. Topics include: orientation to anatomy and physiology; cellular function; tissues; special senses; and integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.
Prerequisites: BIO 111, and CHE 100 or CHE 110 or CHE 115, or high school Biology and Chemistry within the past 7 years, or BIO 100 (minimum grade C for all)
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Ohio Transfer Module Approved

BIO 152 Anatomy and Physiology 2
4 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

A continuation of BIO 151. Topics include: endocrine, cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems; metabolism; fluid and electrolyte balance; and human growth and development.
Prerequisites: BIO 151 (minimum grade C)
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Ohio Transfer Module Approved

BIO 198 First Year Special Topics in Biology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Biology, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issues are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: None
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BIO 199 First Year Independent Project in Biology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Biology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific eduational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Biology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: None
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BIO 210 Cross Sectional Anatomy
2 Credits. 1 Lecture Hour. 2 Lab Hours.

A course on sectional anatomy of major human structures including the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and extremities; and organ relationships in the axial, coronal, and sagittal planes.
Prerequisites: BIO 152 (minimum grade C)
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BIO 220 Microbiology
3 Credits. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

A course on microbiology and infectious disease. Topics include: microbial taxonomy and identification, microbial cell structure, microbial genetics, metabolism, biotechnology, epidemiology, and immunology.
Prerequisites: BIO 132 or BIO 151 (minimum grade C for either)
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BIO 230 Pharmacology
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on clinical drug categories and therapies. Topics include: pharmacokinetics; pharmacodynamics; drug classes and schedules; drug approval and regulation; modes of administration; and indications, mechanism of action, and adverse effects.
Prerequisites: BIO 152 (minimum grade C)
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BIO 240 Pathophysiology
3 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on fundamental clinical concepts of disease processes. Topics include: terminology, clinical presentations, manifestations, and diagnostic and therapeutic activities.
Prerequisites: BIO 152 (minimum grade C)
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Ohio Transfer Assurance Guide Approved

BIO 250 Cell Biology
5 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 4 Lab Hours.

A course on the structure and function of cells. Topics include: cell structure and organelles, membrane function, cell respiration and photosynthesis, intracellular transport, cell to cell communication, and cell division.
Prerequisites: BIO 132 and CHE 100 or CHE 110 (minimum grade C for all)
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BIO 260 Genetics
5 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 4 Lab Hours.

A course on mechanisms of heredity and genetics. Topics include: DNA and chromosome structure, transcription and gene regulation, replication and cell division, patterns of inheritance, genetic recombination, mutations and their repair, and genetics of cancer development and evolution.
Prerequisites: BIO 131 and CHE 100 or CHE 110 (minimum grade C for all)
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BIO 270 Ecology
5 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 4 Lab Hours.

A course on interrelationships between organisms and their natural environments. Topics include: ecology and evolution; population ecology, density, dispersion, and dispersal; metapopulations; competition and predation; community structure, succession, and nutrient cycling; and sustainability.
Prerequisites: BIO 132 or BIO 152, and CHE 100 or CHE 110 (minimum grade C for all)
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BIO 275 Animal Behavior
5 Credits. 3 Lecture Hours. 4 Lab Hours.

A course on the diversity of animal behaviors examined from mechanistic, ecological and evolutionary perspectives. Topics include: genetic, physiological, neural, and developmental bases of behavior; animal learning and social behavior; predator-prey interaction; and communication, reproduction, mating, and parental systems.
Prerequisites: BIO 132 or BIO 270, and CHE 100 or CHE 110 (minimum grade C for all)
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BIO 298 Second Year Special Topics in Biology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A course on selected topics related to Biology, which gives students opportunities to study information not currently covered in other courses. Grades issued are A, B, C, D, or F.
Prerequisites: None
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BIO 299 Second Year Independent Project in Biology
1-9 Credits. 0 Lecture Hour. 0 Lab Hour.

A project related to Biology that is completed by one or more students to meet specific eduational goals. Projects must have prior approval and supervision by Biology faculty. Grades issued are Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Prerequisites: Vary by section
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Faculty

Program Chair/Advisor

Professor Gregory Klein, MS
gregory.klein@cincinnatistate.edu