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Human Growth and Development

  • 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 2024 Human Growth and Development courses. Scroll down for course details or get info on how to register.

This course may not transfer to other colleges.

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 Textbook

The required textbook that will be used throughout this course is:

  • Growth and Development Across the Lifespan: A Health Promotion Focus, 3rd Edition, by Gloria Leifer and Eve Fleck. 
    – ISBN Number: 9780323809405


The cost for this book is NOT included in the total cost of the course.

It is the student’s responsibility to purchase and obtain the required course textbook in time for the start of class on the course start date. 

This textbook can be purchased or rented directly on campus for an additional fee. Please contact us for pricing details.

Students may also purchase or rent the textbook from any online or brick-and-mortar vendor of their choice such as Amazon, Chegg, Elsevier, Barnes & Noble, etc. If purchasing the textbook independently, students should be sure to verify the textbook edition and ISBN number match what is listed above.

Human Growth and Development

General Admission Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Valid state ID
  • Valid SSN card
  • Plain black scrub set

Prospective applicants must submit or meet each of the requirements listed, and copies of required documents must be submitted to the admissions office before the first day of class.

If you cannot obtain each requirement prior to the start date of your selected program or course, you will need to postpone your enrollment and resubmit a registration for a later start date.

Enrollments are conditional until all fees, paperwork, and admission requirements are completed.

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.

Class Time
Weekday (Tue. & Wed.)
7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Online (Mon., Wed., Fri.)
4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Available Start Dates

Classes for the Human Growth and Development course take place Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for 4 weeks. Enrollment is open for the following start dates:

  • July 2 – July 24, 2024
  • Aug. 6 – Aug. 28, 2024

Online Human Growth and Development is taught on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., of which 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. will be online with the instructor. Enrollment is open for the following start dates:

  • July 1 – 26, 2024
  • Aug. 5 – 30, 2024
  • Sep. 2 – 27, 2024

Cost and Registration

The Human Growth and Development course is $1,000.00 which includes the cost of tuition. The cost of textbooks is not included. There is an additional $25.00 non-refundable registration fee. 

Acceptable forms of payment are:

  • Cash – (must be exact change)
  • Money order – (made out to Mid-America College of Health Sciences)
  • Cashier’s check – (made out to Mid-America College of Health Sciences)
  • Zelle – (Zelle payments are to be sent to AR@macohs.edu)


Tuition and fees are due in full before the first day of class unless the student has been approved for funding by a third-party sponsor or has been approved for a tuition payment plan. Students must meet with our admissions staff and sign a Financial Responsibility Agreement to be approved for a payment plan.

To speak with our admissions staff about this course, text or leave a voicemail at (913) 708-8323 . You can also speak to us in person at
10000 W 75th Street, Suite 241, Merriam, KS 66204 

If you’ve made up your mind, register and start the enrollment process now by clicking the green button.