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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
BI124/124LAnatomy & Physiology I4 credits*
BI125/125LAnatomy & Physiology II4 credits*
CF230 orNutrition & Health or 
CF231Nutrition for Health Pro3 credits
HS200Health & Wellness3 credits*
HS216Intro to Public Health3 credits
HS405/GEpidemiology3 credits
HS416Research in Nursing and Health Sciences3 credits
HS498Internship6 credits

MA161a or higher

College Algebra & Trigonometry I3 credits*
MA387Statistics for Sciences4 credits

NU112

Medical Terminology2 credits
NU344Aging: Myths & Realities3 credits
 
Total: (27 program + 14) **
41 credits

*GE

** includes 19 upper division credits    

            

Concentration in Pre-Physical Therapy Requirements:

Course
TItle
Credit Hours
BI157/157LPrin. of Biology w/Lab I4 credits
BI158/158LPrin. of Biology w/Lab II4 credits
CH102/102LGen Chemistry w/Lab I4 credits
CH103/103LGen Chemistry w/Lab II4 credits
HS322Kinesiology3 credits
HS324Exercise Physiology3 credits
HS350Test & Measurement in Exercise Science3 credits
HS451Research & Report Writing3 credits
MA203Calculus5 credits
PH210Intro to Physics Lab I1 credit
PH251University Physics I4 credits
PH211Intro to Physics Lab II1 credit
PH252University Physics II4 credits
PY101General Psychology3 credits*
PY420Abnormal Psychology3 credits
 At least 6 credits of HS491 or upper division advisor approved BI/CH/PY/SO6 credits
 
Total: (52 program + 3)**
55 credits

 *GE

 **includes 21 upper division credits)

 

Required GEs55 credits
Core27 credits
Concentration52 credits
Grand Total Credits
134 credits

 

 

Concentration in Exercise Science and Health Promotion

 
Core Courses:
Course
Title
Credit Hours
BI124/124LAnatomy & Physiology I4 credits*
BI125/125LAnatomy & Physiology II4 credits*

CF230

or Nutrition & Health or 
CF231Nutrition for Health Pro3 credits
HS200Health & Wellness3 credits*
HS216Intro to Public Health3 credits
HS405/GEpidemiology3 credits
HS416Research in Nursing and Health Sciences3 credits
HS498Internship6 credits
MA161aCollege Algebra & Trigonometry I3 credits*
MA387Statistics for Sciences4 credits
NU112Medical Terminology2 credits
NU344Aging: Myths & Realities3 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 Lifespan3 credits

CF435

Sports Nutrition3 credits

ED201

Human Growth and Development3 credits

ED300

Educational Psychology3 credits

HS104

Conditioning & Fitness1 credit
HS105Strength Training1 credit

HS106

Aerobics1 credit

HS210

Human Biology & Behavior3 credits

HS322

Kinesiology3 credits

HS324

Exercise Physiology3 credits

HS350

Test & Measurement in Exercise Science3 credits

HS355

Human Sexuality3 credits

HS451

Research and Report Writing3 credits

HS491

Special Topics in Health Sciences6 credits

PA206

Public Health & Disease Mgmt3 credits
PY101General Psychology3 credits*
 At least 9 credits of advisor approved HS/BI/CH/CF/PE/PH/PY/SO9 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