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Health Sciences (B.S.)


Degree Requirements

Health Sciences Core Courses: 17 Credits

HSC 204 Introduction to Health Professions : 2 Credits
HSC 210 Complementary and Alternative Medicine : 3 Credits
HSC 215 Health/Wellness Across Lifespan : 3 Credits
HSC 306 Culture and Health : 3 Credits
HSC 450 Research Methods for the Health Sciences : 3 Credits

Complete one of the following Capstone courses : 3 Credits
BIO 410 Honors Project : 3 Credits
BIO 450 Seminar in Biology  : 3 Credits

Natural and Applied Sciences Courses: 25 Credits
BIO 201 Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab : 4 Credits
BIO 202 Anatomy and Physiology II w/lab : 4 Credits
PHY 101 General Physics I w/lab : 4 Credits
SCI 110 Medical Terminology  : 3 Credits
SCI 120 Nutrition Science : 3 Credits
SCI 240 Pathology and Prevention Injury w/lab : 3 Credits
SCI 310 Exercise Physiology w/lab : 4 Credits

Natural and Applied Sciences Elective Courses: complete three : 9-12 Credits
* Advising Note: Students pursuing the Exercise Science concentration must complete SCI-235, SCI-306, and one other course listed below.  Students pursuing the Public Health concentration must complete BIO-208, BIO-350, and one other course listed below.  Students pursuing the general Health Sciences degree with no particular concentration may select any three courses listed below.
BIO 101 General Biology I w/lab : 4 Credits
BIO 102 General Biology II w/lab : 4 Credits
BIO 207 Fundamentals of Genetics  : 3 Credits
BIO 208 Microbiology  w/lab : 4 Credits
BIO 220 Cell Biology w/lab : 4 Credits
BIO 350 New Emerging Diseases  : 3 Credits
BIO 484 Neurobiology  : 3 Credits
CHM 103 Introduction to General Chemistry w/lab : 4 Credits
CHM 104 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry w/lab : 4 Credits
HSC 301 Pharmacology : 3 Credits
PHY 102 General Physics II w/lab : 4 Credits
SCI 235 Sports Nutrition  : 3 Credits
SCI 242 Orthopedic Evaluation w/lab : 4 Credits
SCI 306 Kinesiology  w/lab : 4 Credits

Required Support Courses: 13-14 Credits
HMN 420 Medical Ethics : 3 Credits
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology : 3 Credits

Complete one of the following Lifespan Development courses:
PSY 202 Human Development : 3 Credits
PSY 208 Developmental Science: Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood : 4 Credits

Complete one of the following Statistics courses:
MAT 220 Applied Statistics : 4 Credits
PSY 207 Statistics with Computer Applications : 4 Credits

Optional Exercise Science Concentration : 10 additional credits
In addition to completing SCI-235 and SCI-306 as part of the Natural and Applied Science electives listed above, students must also complete the following courses.
HSC 415 Exercise Prescription : 4 credits
PED 350 Sports Psychology : 3 credits

Complete one of the following by advisement: 3 credits
ACC 201 Financial Accounting
BUS 104 Contemporary Business
HMN 201 Food, Culture and Nutrition
PSY 304 Counseling: Theory and Practice
PSY 317 Motivation

Optional Public Health Concentration : 15 additional credits
In addition to completing BIO-208 and BIO-350 as part of the Natural and Applied Science electives listed above, students must also complete the following courses.
BIO 110 Environmental Issues : 3 credits
POL 314 Health Policy : 3 credits
PBH 201 Health and Society: Survey of Public Health : 3 credits
PBH 210 Overview of Global Health : 3 credits
PBH 305 Survey of Epidemiology : 3 credits

Total required credits in HSC major :
General Health Sciences Major without Optional Concentrations : 64-68 credits
Health Sciences Major with Optional Concentration in Exercise Science : 75-77 credits
Health Sciences Major with Optional Concentration in Public Health : 80-82 credits


Elective Courses: 18-36 Credits

RSC General Education Courses: 20 Credits
SCA General Education Requirements
Total credits required for degree: 120


Academic Standards
In order to graduate with a B.S. in Health Sciences students are required to earn a cumulative GPA of 2.000 and a major GPA of 2.750. 
Students who are not able to meet the 2.750 major GPA requirement may be prevented from progressing in the Health Sciences program and may be advised to select an alternative major at the College.

Health Sciences students enrolled in linked programs with graduate degrees in Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy are required to maintain higher GPA standards.  Students should consult with their faculty advisor(s) and the catalog pages outlining OT and PT degree requirements for more information about these standards.
Occupational Therapy 3+2 (BA/BS and MS) 
Occupational Therapy 4+2 (BA/BS to MS) 
Physical Therapy 3+3 (B.A./B.S. and D.P.T.) 
Physical Therapy 4+3 (BA/BS to D.P.T.) 


Suggested Course Sequence for BS in Health Sciences

The following is a general schedule for the Health Sciences major without a particular concentration. Check all course descriptions for prerequisites before planning your course schedule. Other course sequences are possible. Consult your advisor or the Health Sciences Program Coordinator. Note also that one can introduce flexibility into this recommended sequence by shifting the sequence of elective and/or general education slots around to allow one to pursue other courses of personal interest or compensate for scheduling conflicts.

Suggested course sequencing for the 4+3 Health Sciences / DPT program, 3+3 Accelerated Health Sciences / DPT program, 4+2 Health Sciences / OT program, 3+2 Accelerated Health Sciences / OT program, Health Sciences with Exercise Science concentration, or Health Sciences with Public Health concentration can be obtained from a student’s faculty advisor in Health Sciences or the Academic Advising office.

Year 1- Fall: 15.5 credits
WLD 101 (4 credits)
HSC 215 (3 credits)
PSY 101 (3 credits)
Natural and Applied Science Elective Course (4 credits)
SST 111 or SST 121 First Year Seminar (1.5 credits)

Year 1- Spring: 14.5-16 credits
WLD 201 (4 credits)
HSC 204 (2 credits)
Natural and Applied Science Elective Course (4 credits)
SCI 110 (3 credits)
SST 112 or Elective (1.5 credits - 3 credits)

Year 2- Fall: 17 credits
BIO 201 & BIO 201L (4 credits)
MAT 220 or PSY 207 (4 credits)
SCI 120 (3 credits) or HSC 210 (3 credits)
General Education Breadth Requirement (3 credits)
Elective (3 credits)

Year 2- Spring: 13-14 credits
BIO 202 & BIO 202L (4 credits)
PSY 202 (3 credits) or PSY 208 (4 credits)
SCI 120 (3 credits) or HSC 210 (3 credits)
SCI 240 & SCI 240L (3 credits)

Year 3- Fall: 16 credits
SCI 310 & SCI 310L (4 credits)
HMN 420 (3 credits)
HSC 306 (3 credits)
General Education Breadth Requirement (3 credits)
Elective (3 credits)

Year 3- Spring: 15-16 credits
Natural and Applied Science Elective Course (4 credits)
General Education Breadth Requirement (3 credits)
Electives (9 credits)

Year 4- Fall: 16 credits
PHY 101 & PHY 101L (4 credits)
HSC 450 (3 credits)
Elective (9 credits)

Year 4- Spring: 15 credits
WLD 401 (3 credits)
BIO 410 or BIO 450 (3 credits)
Electives (9 credits)