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Health Sciences

Health Sciences

The goal of this program is to prepare students for graduate studies in health sciences, or 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.

 

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students in the health science degree programs will demonstrate the following outcomes:

  1. Behavior change skills and health promotion competencies
  2. The ability to critically analyze information relative to health and disease/injury prevention
  3. The ability to understand and apply scientific principles and methods
  4. Written and verbal capabilities
  5. The ability to work cooperatively in groups
  6. The ability to problem seek and solve.

 

Concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy

 

Core Courses:

Course
Title
Credit Hours
BI124/124L Anatomy & Physiology I 4 credits*
BI125/125L Anatomy & Physiology II 4 credits*
CF230 or Nutrition & Health or  
CF231 Nutrition for Health Pro 3 credits
HS200 Health & Wellness 3 credits*
HS216 Intro to Public Health 3 credits
HS405/G Epidemiology 3 credits
HS416 Research in Nursing and Health Sciences 3 credits
HS498 Internship 6 credits

MA161a or higher

College Algebra & Trigonometry I 3 credits*
MA387 Statistics for Sciences 4 credits

NU112

Medical Terminology 2 credits
NU344 Aging: Myths & Realities 3 credits
 
Total: (27 program + 14) **
41 credits

*GE

** includes 19 upper division credits    

            

Concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy Requirements:

Course
TItle
Credit Hours
BI157/157L Prin. of Biology w/Lab I 4 credits
BI158/158L Prin. of Biology w/Lab II 4 credits
CH102/102L Gen Chemistry w/Lab I 4 credits
CH103/103L Gen Chemistry w/Lab II 4 credits
HS322 Kinesiology 3 credits
HS324 Exercise Physiology 3 credits
HS350 Test & Measurement in Exercise Science 3 credits
HS451 Research & Report Writing 3 credits
MA203 Calculus 5 credits
PH210 Intro to Physics Lab I 1 credit
PH251 University Physics I 4 credits
PH211 Intro to Physics Lab II 1 credit
PH252 University Physics II 4 credits
PY101 General Psychology 3 credits*
PY420 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits
  At least 6 credits of HS491 or upper division advisor approved BI/CH/PY/SO 6 credits
 
Total: (52 program + 3)**
55 credits

 *GE

 **includes 21 upper division credits)

 

Required GEs 55 credits
Core 27 credits
Concentration 52 credits
Grand Total Credits
134 credits

 

 

Concentration in Exercise Science and Health Promotion

 
Core Courses:
Course
Title
Credit Hours
BI124/124L Anatomy & Physiology I 4 credits*
BI125/125L Anatomy & Physiology II 4 credits*

CF230

or Nutrition & Health or  
CF231 Nutrition for Health Pro 3 credits
HS200 Health & Wellness 3 credits*
HS216 Intro to Public Health 3 credits
HS405/G Epidemiology 3 credits
HS416 Research in Nursing and Health Sciences 3 credits
HS498 Internship 6 credits
MA161a College Algebra & Trigonometry I 3 credits*
MA387 Statistics for Sciences 4 credits
NU112 Medical Terminology 2 credits
NU344 Aging: Myths & Realities 3 credits
  Total: (27 program + 14)** 41 credits

*GE

** includes 19 upper division credits

 

Completion Requirements

Concentration in Exercise Science and Health Promotion Requirements:

Course
Title
Credit Hours

CF430

Nutrition throughout the Lifespan 3 credits

CF435

Sports Nutrition 3 credits

ED201

Human Growth and Development 3 credits

ED300

Educational Psychology 3 credits

HS104

Conditioning & Fitness 1 credit
HS105 Strength Training 1 credit

HS106

Aerobics 1 credit

HS210

Human Biology & Behavior 3 credits

HS322

Kinesiology 3 credits

HS324

Exercise Physiology 3 credits

HS350

Test & Measurement in Exercise Science 3 credits

HS355

Human Sexuality 3 credits

HS451

Research and Report Writing 3 credits

HS491

Special Topics in Health Sciences 6 credits

PA206

Public Health & Disease Mgmt 3 credits
PY101 General Psychology 3 credits*
  At least 9 credits of advisor approved HS/BI/CH/CF/PE/PH/PY/SO 9 credits
 
Total: (51 program + 3)**
54 credits

*GE

** includes at least 30 upper division credits

 

Required GEs

55 credits

Core

27 credits

Concentration

51 credits
Grand Total
133 credits

 

 

 

 

What careers are available to someone with a degree in Health Sciences?

  1. Clinical Laboratory Technologists
  2. Dietitians and Nutritionists
  3. Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers
  4. Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
  5. Health Educators
  6. Recreation and Fitness Workers
  7. Recreational Therapists