Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Health sciences is an interdisciplinary major that requires a second major and their advising team should be familiar with each major.
Specific Course Requirements
Courses for the program will be selected in close consultation with the student’s advising team. Courses in the major come from disciplines in a variety of areas of study, primarily the natural sciences, mathematics and social sciences. In addition to the pre-requisite courses needed for their desired graduate or post-baccalaureate program, all majors take Health Science Seminar, a 1-credit course designed to help students with the application process, from preparing the personal statement to interview tips and financial planning. The major requires a minimum of 33 credit hours (nine courses) chosen from the lists in each field below, one of which must be an internship at the 390 level in the student’s proposed career field. This internship experience is undertaken in the junior or senior year and is intended to give the student an opportunity to gain the real-world experience necessary for a career in any of the health care fields.
The Health Sciences Seminar acts as a capstone to the major along with the internship experience and should be taken in the junior or senior year.
|HSCI 400||Health Science Seminar||1|
Because health sciences is an interdisciplinary major, students must select courses from at least two different disciplines listed below. In addition, at least four of the courses in the major must be at the 200 level or above. Students must work closely with their advising team to make sure they select the necessary courses to prepare for the graduate program they desire, as well as courses that complement their second major.
|PHYS 111||Introduction to Physics for the Life Sciences I||4|
|PHYS 112||Introduction to Physics for the Life Sciences II||4|
|PHYS 117||Physics I||4|
|PHYS 118||Physics II||4|
|PBH 100||Introduction to Public Health||4|
|PBH 292||Scientific Inquiry: Introduction to Research in Community Health Issues||4|
|PBH 300||Global Health||3,4|
|SPST 210||Introduction to Athletic Injury and Illness with Lab||4|
|SPST 211||Health and Wellness Promotion||4|
|SPST 245||Emergency Procedures in Sports Medicine||4|
|SPST 246||Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise||4|
|SPST 311||Sport and Exercise Physiology||4|
|SPST 314||Perspectives in Sport and Exercise Nutrition||4|
|SPST 340||Psychology of Sport & Exercise||4|
|SPST 373||Therapeutic Modalities and Rehabilitation with Lab||4|
|SPST 474||Physical Examination and Assessment with Lab||4|
Total credits required for B.S. degree in health science is 33 credits.