Human Growth & Development course

  • An affordable general education course
  • Expert instructors with decades of industry experience
  • Flexible schedules
  • 3-credit prerequisite for our Practical Nurse program

Program duration: 4 weeks.

Available schedules: Weekday Evening and Online.

Enrollment is ongoing for all 2023  Human Growth And Development courses. Scroll down for course details or get info on how to register.

Human Growth & Development course info

Course Description

The Human Growth And Development course at Mid-America College of Health Sciences is a 3-credit-hour (45-clock-hour) course that will cover growth and development across the life span of an individual. Stages of individual biophysical and psychosocial development from conception to late adulthood are addressed. Theories of growth and development are introduced and examined.

The family as a unit and its influences on health issues are also examined. Emphasis is put on changes and characteristics of the older adult. Students will learn theoretical research and models specific to human development within various lifespans related to cultural, social, and environmental contexts.

Course Text Book

The text book that will be used for this course is Growth and Development Across the Lifespan: A Health Promotion Focus, 3rd Edition, by Gloria Leifer and Eve Fleck. You may order your copy from any store books are sold.

Human Growth and Development

General Admission Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Valid state ID
  • Valid SSN card
  • Plain black scrub set
  • Negative covid-19 test result

A covid-19 vaccination record rard will do in place of a negative covid-19 test result. The negative test result must be within 2 weeks of the course start date.

The Human Growth & Development course is a 3-credit prerequisite course for the Practical Nurse program.

Course Schedule

Human Growth and Development is a 4-week course with an in-person and Online schedule option.

Online class sessions are held synchronously with the instructor. Students taking the online schedule are required to have a working computer, basic knowledge of Microsoft office suite, and a reliable Internet service.

Applicants who have met all the necessary requirements must meet for an orientation on the Friday preceding the course start date at 3 p.m.. At the end of the course, students are awarded a certificate of completion.

Class Time
Weekday Evening (Mon. & Tue.)
3 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Online (Mon., Wed., Fri.)
2:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Available Start Dates

Classes for the Human Growth and Development course take place Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:00 PM to 9:30 PM for 4 weeks. Enrollment is open for the following start dates:

  • No dates available at this time

Online Human Growth and Development is taught on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. throughout the 4 weeks of the course. Online class sessions are held synchronously with the instructor.  Enrollment is open for the following start dates:

  • Oct. 2 – Oct. 25, 2023

Cost and Registration

Tuition for the Human Growth and Development course is $950. There is a $25 non-refundable application fee and a 2.38% processing fee that applies to all card transactions.

Full payment must be received before the course start date. 

To speak with our admissions staff about this course, call or text (913) 708-8323 or stop by our facility at 10000 W 75th Street, Suite 241, Merriam, KS 66204. If you’ve made the decision to enroll, you may kickstart the enrollment process by clicking that button and register today.