BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH SCIENCES
The goal of this program is to prepare students for health professions where they will be involved in the identification, evaluation, treatment, and prevention of diseases and injuries; educating the public on prevention and self-management for healthy lifestyles; and designing, implementing, and evaluating programs necessary for promoting general wellness. The program provides professional concentration in three areas of specialization leading to the bachelor’s degree and preparation for entrance into graduate programs. The concentrations are: Pre-Physical Therapy, Exercise Science and Health Promotion, and Public Health.
Concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy
The concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy provides students with preparation for competitive entry into off-island programs leading to a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). This option places a strong emphasis on physical and biological sciences, as well as application knowledge. A six-credit internship is required, which consists of 300 hours of service in a selected setting such as a hospital, an extended care facility, or a private clinic in which the student has an opportunity to use skills and knowledge under the supervision of a physical therapist.
Concentration in Exercise Science and Health Promotion
The professional concentration in Exercise Science and Health Promotion provides preparation for students desiring employment in the growing health promotion field and/or graduate studies in exercise science, health education, and related fields. The curriculum places an emphasis on exercise, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle. This concentration also requires students to take a 300-hour internship in a professional setting such as community health agencies, Guam Memorial Hospital, or various wellness clinics or fitness centers.
Concentration in Public Health
The professional concentration in Public Health is designed to provide students the opportunity to work as public health professionals, and/or entry into a Master of Public Health degree program. The curriculum offers courses related to the five core areas of public health (epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, health policy management, and social and behavioral sciences). This concentration also requires students to take a 300-hour internship in a professional setting such as community health agencies, the Department of Public Health and Social Services, the Guam Environmental Protection Agency, or various private groups that participate in services related to public health.
For more information, please contact a Health Sciences advisor:
Dr. Maosheng Ran Dr. Yvette C. Paulino