About CHS Courses

Download the ever-approved CHS course list (.xlsx).

Learn more about the five CHS certificate requirement categories.

Search lists of approved courses offered in previous semesters.


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If you would like to fulfill a CHS requirement with a course that is not included on the ever-approved CHS course list, please contact your campus certificate advisor to request special permission and discuss your course options.

For a course to fulfill a CHS requirement at least 30% of the content should be devoted to topics in human health. If you would like to suggest a course for the ever-approved course list please notify us.



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Please note that course offerings may change and lists may be updated, so it is helpful to check back regularly.

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Spring 2020 Category 1 Courses

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2020
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
PSYC 227 01 Developmental Psychology Carolyn Palmquist TTH 01:00PM-02:20PM Amherst College
PSYC 364 01 Child & Adolescent Psych Julia McQuade TH 01:00PM-03:45PM Amherst College
HACU 0173 1 Sex & Science Lise Sanders;Pamela Stone 01:00PM-02:20PM TU;01:00PM-02:20PM TH Hampshire College
ANTHR 245 01 Global Health&Humanitarianism Lynn Morgan MW 09:30AM-10:45AM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHR 275 01 Research Methods Elif Babul TTH 11:30AM-12:45PM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 222 01 Abnormal Psych: Clinical Pers Danielle Godon-Decoteau TTH 01:30PM-02:45PM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 230 01 Developmental Psychology Melissa Burch TTH 08:30AM-09:45AM Mount Holyoke College
EDC 235 01 CHILD & ADOL GROWTH & DEVELOPM Shannon Audley MW 09:25-10:40 Smith College
ESS 250 01 NUTRITION AND HEALTH Barbara Brehm-Curtis; Kathryn Jankura TTh 10:50-12:05 Smith College
ESS 340 01 SEM:WOMEN'S HEALTH:CURR TOPIC Barbara Brehm-Curtis M 01:20-04:00 Smith College
IDP 208 01 WOMEN'S MEDICAL ISSUES Leslie Jaffe TTh 09:25-10:40 Smith College
PSY 140 01 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY Benita Jackson TTh 10:50-12:05 Smith College
ANTHRO 100 01 Human Nature Thomas Leatherman M W 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 100 01AA Human Nature W 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 100 01AB Human Nature W 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 100 01AC Human Nature W 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 100 01AD Human Nature W 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 100 01AE Human Nature W 5:30PM 6:20PM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 100 01AF Human Nature TH 8:30AM 9:20AM UMass Amherst
ANTHRO 103 01 Human Origins and Variation Todd Disotell M W 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2020 Category 2 Courses

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2020
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
BIOL 191 01 Molecules, Genes & Cells Jeeyon Jeong, Thea Kristensen, Aikaterini Ragkousi MW 11:00AM-11:50AM Amherst College
NS 0257 1 Human Physiology Cynthia Gill 09:00AM-10:20AM TU;09:00AM-10:20AM TH Hampshire College
BIOL 328 01 Human Physiology Sarah Bacon TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM;M 08:30AM-09:20AM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 100 01 Introduction to Psychology Mara Breen MW 09:30AM-10:45AM;F 09:30AM-10:20AM Mount Holyoke College
PSYCH 222 01 Abnormal Psych: Clinical Pers Danielle Godon-Decoteau TTH 01:30PM-02:45PM Mount Holyoke College
BIO 132 01 MOLECULES, CELLS & SYSTEMS Michael Barresi; Daniel Vahaba TTh 10:50-12:05 Smith College
BIO 132 D01 MOLECULES, CELLS & SYSTEMS Michael Barresi T 01:20-02:35 Smith College
BIO 132 D02 MOLECULES, CELLS & SYSTEMS Michael Barresi T 02:45-04:00 Smith College
BIO 132 D03 MOLECULES, CELLS & SYSTEMS Michael Barresi W 01:20-02:35 Smith College
BIO 132 D04 MOLECULES, CELLS & SYSTEMS Michael Barresi M 02:45-04:00 Smith College
BIO 230 01 GENOMES & GENETIC ANALYSIS Samantha Torquato; Rachel Wright MWF 10:50-12:05 Smith College
BIO 230 D01 GENOMES & GENETIC ANALYSIS Samantha Torquato; Rachel Wright M 01:20-02:20 Smith College
BIO 230 D02 GENOMES & GENETIC ANALYSIS Samantha Torquato; Rachel Wright T 01:20-02:20 Smith College
BIO 230 D03 GENOMES & GENETIC ANALYSIS Samantha Torquato; Rachel Wright W 01:20-02:20 Smith College
BIO 350 01 SEM: TPCS MOLECLR: QUANT GENET Rachel Wright Th 01:20-04:00 Smith College
ESS 130 01 STRESS MANAGEMENT Jaime Ginsberg Th 01:20-02:35 Smith College
ESS 130 02 STRESS MANAGEMENT Ellen O'Neil T 01:20-02:35 Smith College
IDP 208 01 WOMEN'S MEDICAL ISSUES Leslie Jaffe TTh 09:25-10:40 Smith College
NSC 130 01 CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE Beth Powell MWF 10:50-12:05 Smith College
PSY 130 01 CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE Beth Powell MWF 10:50-12:05 Smith College

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Spring 2020 Category 3 Courses

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2020
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
SOCI 243 01 Drugs and Society Jerome Himmelstein MW 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
ANTHR 245 01 Global Health&Humanitarianism Lynn Morgan MW 09:30AM-10:45AM Mount Holyoke College
ANTHR 275 01 Research Methods Elif Babul TTH 11:30AM-12:45PM Mount Holyoke College
IDP 208 01 WOMEN'S MEDICAL ISSUES Leslie Jaffe TTh 09:25-10:40 Smith College
HUMANDEV 270 01 Child Development Helen-Ann Ireland M W 10:10AM 11:25AM UMass Amherst
HUMANDEV 270 02 Child Development Jeanne Brunner TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01 Human Performance & Nutrition Gregory Grinnell M W 11:15AM 12:30PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01AA Human Performance & Nutrition M 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01AB Human Performance & Nutrition M 4:00PM 4:50PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01AC Human Performance & Nutrition TU 1:00PM 1:50PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 01AD Human Performance & Nutrition TH 1:00PM 1:50PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 02 Human Performance & Nutrition Gregory Grinnell TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 02AA Human Performance & Nutrition W 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 02AB Human Performance & Nutrition TU 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 02AC Human Performance & Nutrition F 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
KIN 110 02AD Human Performance & Nutrition F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
M&I-ENG 290H 01 HIV,TB,&Malaria:SimulModeling Chaitra Gopalappa TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
MICROBIO 494CI 01 Obesity,Supplmnts,Microbiome Mitchell Walkowicz M W F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
NRC 185 01 SustainbleLivng:Solutions/21st Lena Fletcher TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
NRC 185 02 SustainbleLivng:Solutions/21st Lena Fletcher TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2020 Category 4 Courses

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2020
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
HIST 212 01 Intro Hist West Medicine John Servos TTH 08:30AM-09:50AM Amherst College
NS 0120 1 Healing Christopher Jarvis 01:00PM-02:20PM M;01:00PM-02:20PM W Hampshire College
BIOL 301 01 Regenerative Medicine Rachel Fink TH 01:30PM-04:20PM Mount Holyoke College
BIOL 328 01 Human Physiology Sarah Bacon TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM;M 08:30AM-09:20AM Mount Holyoke College
ANT 342 01 SEM:TOPICS-BIOPOWER, POLITICS/ Suzanne Gottschang T 07:00-09:30 Smith College
ENG 222 01 MEDICINE & LAW/AFR LIT/19TH C. Andrea Stone TTh 02:45-04:00 Smith College
PSY 253 01 COLQ: DEVELOP PSYCHOPATHOLOGY Caitlin Shepherd TTh 09:25-10:40 Smith College
PSY 352 01 SEM: ADV CLINICAL-PSYCH TRAUMA Nnamdi Pole T 01:20-04:00 Smith College
SWG 271 01 REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE Carrie Baker MWF 01:20-02:35 Smith College
WLT 276 01 #METOO: SEX, GENDER & POWER Sabina Knight TTh 01:20-02:35 Smith College
COMM 319 01 Health Communication Devon Greyson M W 10:10AM 11:25AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 181 01 Hist Western Sci&Technology II Emily Hamilton M W 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 181 01AA Hist Western Sci&Technology II F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 181 01AB Hist Western Sci&Technology II F 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 181 01AC Hist Western Sci&Technology II F 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 181 01AD Hist Western Sci&Technology II F 8:00AM 8:50AM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 181 01AE Hist Western Sci&Technology II F 2:30PM 3:20PM UMass Amherst
HISTORY 181 01AF Hist Western Sci&Technology II F 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
JAPANESE 397E 01 ST-Japan Through Afflictions Amanda Seaman TU TH 1:00PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst
NURSING 439 01 CommHealthNursingIVA:Community Ann Becker F 11:15AM 1:45PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2020 Category 5 Courses

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2020
Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
PSYC 122 01 Statis & Expermnt Design Matthew Schulkind TTH 08:30AM-09:50AM; W 11:00AM-11:50AM Amherst College
STAT 135 01 Intro to Stat Modeling The Department WF 10:00AM-10:50AM; M 08:30AM-09:50AM Amherst College
STAT 135 02 Intro to Stat Modeling The Department WF 11:00AM-11:50AM; T 10:00AM-11:20AM Amherst College
STAT 135 03 Intro to Stat Modeling The Department WF 01:00PM-01:50PM; M 12:30PM-01:50PM Amherst College
STAT 135 04 Intro to Stat Modeling The Department TTH 11:30AM-12:50PM; M 11:00AM-11:50AM Amherst College
STAT 135 05 Intro to Stat Modeling The Department TTH 02:30PM-03:50PM; M 02:00PM-02:50PM Amherst College
NS 0265 1 Statistics Elizabeth Conlisk 10:30AM-11:50AM TU;10:30AM-11:50AM TH Hampshire College
PSYCH 201 01 Statistics Jane Couperus MW 09:30AM-10:45AM;F 09:30AM-10:20AM Mount Holyoke College
STAT 140 01 Intro Ideas/Applic Statistics Amy Nussbaum TTH 08:30AM-09:45AM;W 08:30AM-09:20AM Mount Holyoke College
STAT 140 02 Intro Ideas/Applic Statistics Marie Ozanne MWF 11:00AM-12:15PM Mount Holyoke College
STAT 140 03 Intro Ideas/Applic Statistics Rebecca Tramel MWF 09:30AM-10:45AM Mount Holyoke College
ECO 220 01 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS Vis Taraz MWF 09:25-10:40 Smith College
ECO 220 L01 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS Anamary Linares Th 01:20-02:35 Smith College
ECO 220 L02 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS Anamary Linares Th 02:45-04:00 Smith College
ECO 220 L03 INTRO STATS & ECONOMETRICS Anamary Linares Th 04:10-05:25 Smith College
MTH 220 01 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS Albert Kim MWF 10:50-12:05 Smith College
MTH 220 02 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS Katherine Kinnaird MWF 09:25-10:40 Smith College
MTH 220 L01 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS L David Rockoff T 09:25-10:40 Smith College
MTH 220 L02 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS L David Rockoff T 01:20-02:35 Smith College
MTH 220 L03 INTRO/PROBABILITY/STATISTICS L William Hopper Th 09:25-10:40 Smith College

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Above image: Mary S. Gove, "Lectures to Ladies on Anatomy and Physiology." Boston, 1842. National Library of Medicine