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


Note:


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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