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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.


Spring 2016 Category 1: Biocultural Approaches

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Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Titlesort descending Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
PUBHLTH 320 04 Principles of Pub Hth Practice Serena Houghton TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 320 05 Principles of Pub Hth Practice Laura Fries TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
PSY 340 01 PSYCHOSOCIAL/DETERMINTS/HEALTH Benita Jackson TTh 09:00-10:20 Smith College
CSI 0241 1 Renaissance Bodies Jutta Sperling 09:00AM-10:20AM T,TH Hampshire College
SWAG 328 01 Science and Sexuality Sahar Sadjadi T 02:30PM-05:00PM Amherst College
ANT 347 01 SEM: TOPICS IN ANTHROPOLOGY Elizabeth Klarich Th 01:00-02:50 Smith College
ANTHRO 397U 01 ST-Anthro of Growth and Dev Stephen King TU TH 4:00PM 5:15PM UMass Amherst
IDP 208 01 WOMEN'S MEDICAL ISSUES Leslie Jaffe TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College

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Spring 2016 Category 2: Mechanisms of Disease Transmission

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Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Titlesort descending Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
BIOL 328 01 Human Physiology Sarah Bacon TTH 08:35AM-09:50AM;M 03:15PM-04:05PM Mount Holyoke College
NS 0220 1 Human Physiology Cynthia Gill 12:30PM-01:50PM T,TH;12:30PM-01:50PM T,TH Hampshire College
FOOD-SCI 466 01 Hyg Food Handling David Sela TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
FOOD-SCI 466 01LL Hyg Food Handling TU 11:30AM 1:15PM UMass Amherst
NS 0329 1 Immunology Christopher Jarvis 09:00AM-10:20AM M,W,F Hampshire College
NRC 126 01 Insects & Human Society Roy Vandriesche TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
NS 0235 1 Methods in Molecular Biology John Castorino 02:30PM-05:20PM M;02:30PM-05:20PM M Hampshire College
BIOL 303 01 Microbial Genetics Jeffrey Knight TTH 10:00AM-11:15AM;F 10:00AM-10:50AM Mount Holyoke College
PUBHLTH 160 01 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber;Andrea Ayvazian;Nadia Schuessler TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 02 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber;Andrea Ayvazian;Nadia Schuessler TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 03 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber;Andrea Ayvazian;Nadia Schuessler TU TH 11:30AM 12:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 04 My Body, My Health Daniel Gerber;Andrea Ayvazian;Nadia Schuessler TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
PUBHLTH 160 05 My Body, My Health Andrea Ayvazian;Daniel Gerber;Nadia Schuessler M W 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst
BIO 300 01 NEUROPHYSIOLOGY Richard Olivo TTh 10:30-11:50 Smith College
NUTRITN 430 01 Nutrition and Metabolism Young-Cheul Kim TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01 Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle Claire Norton TU TH 10:00AM 11:15AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AA Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle M 10:10AM 11:00AM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AB Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle M 11:15AM 12:05PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AC Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle M 12:20PM 1:10PM UMass Amherst
NUTRITN 130 01AD Nutrition/Healthy Lifestyle M 1:25PM 2:15PM UMass Amherst

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Spring 2016 Category 3: Population Health and Disease

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Spring 2016 Category 4: Ethics, Policy and Practice

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Spring 2016 Category 5: Research, Design and Analysis

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