Apr 01, 2020  
2020 Undergraduate Catalog 1.1 (WINTER-SPRING) 
2020 Undergraduate Catalog 1.1 (WINTER-SPRING)

Health Studies (B.S.) - Hegis Code 1299

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(Bachelor of Science Degree)

The major in health studies, offered both on ground and online, is designed for students who plan to enter the health or health-related professions. Majors include students planning graduate work in a health or health-related field, students who plan to seek employment in the healthcare field upon graduation, and students interested in exploring health issues in the context of a liberal arts background. This degree does not lead to a professional credential or prepare for licensure.

Learning Objectives

Graduates will:

  • Communicate an awareness of and appreciation for the importance of interacting effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the varied interdisciplinary healthcare roles inclusive of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Therapeutic Recreation and Psychology-Child Life.
  • Interpret and apply Human Development concepts across the lifespan to evaluate and improve the health of individuals with/without various medical conditions.
  • Demonstrate critical appraisal skills when utilizing clinical research in order to be critical consumers of research as well as advocates for their future healthcare clients.
  • Identify key components of professional ethics and behaviors of health practitioners.

Academic Requirements

See Core  section of this catalog.

Core: 34-55 Credit Hours

Major Related Courses - Behavioral Sciences

Major Related Courses - Research Methods and Statistics

15 credit hours


Students must complete up to 18 credit hours at the 300 level or above. Undergraduate students can utilize 500 level courses towards the 300-400 level requirement during their senior year as an undergraduate student. For undergraduates 500-level courses are used toward the 120-credit hour undergraduate Health Studies degree, and never appear on a graduate transcript. These courses, are, therefore, considered undergraduate courses for these students, and can be counted toward the 18 credits at the 300-level or above. All 600-level courses are considered to be graduate courses only, and can NOT be used toward the above requirement.

Program Credits

Core 34-55 Credits
Major Course Requirements 35 Credits
Major Related Course Requirements 12-16 Credits
Major Electives (Depending on Track) 15-34 Credits
College Electives (Depending on Track) 0-24 Credits
Total Credit Hours Required For Degree 120 Credits


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