The major in health studies with a concentration in human behavior 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 health care field upon graduation, and students interested in exploring health issues from a behavioral perspective in the context of a liberal arts background. This degree does not lead to a professional credential or prepare for licensure.
Communicate an awareness of and appreciation for the importance of interacting effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrate an understanding of the varied interdisciplinary health care roles inclusive of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Therapeutic Recreation and Psychology-Child Life.
Interpret and apply Human Development concepts across the life span 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.