Skip to Navigation
[Placeholder Image] Sage.edu | MySage | SageAdvisor | Directory
    Russell Sage College
   
 
  Sep 20, 2020
 
 
    
Skip Navigation

Health Sciences (B.S.)


The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences prepares you with courses in culture and health, complementary medicine, medical ethics – and a strong science foundation. Students may select to complete an optional concentration in exercise science.

Program requirements :  65-68 credits

Core : 53 credits
Complete all of the following:
BIO 201 Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab : 4 credits
BIO 202 Anatomy and Physiology II w/lab : 4 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
HUM 420 Medical Ethics : 3 credits
PHY 101 General Physics I : 3 credits
PHY 101L General Physics I Lab : 1 credit
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology : 3 credits
PSY 202 Human Development : 3 credits -or- PSY 208 Develop Science : 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
Statistics course: MAT 220 -or- PSY 207 : 4 credits

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

Natural and Applied Sciences Electives : 9-12 credits ¹
Complete three courses from the following:
BIO 101 General Biology I : 3 credits
BIO 101L General Biology I Lab : 1 credit
BIO 102 General Biology II : 3 credits
BIO 102 General Biology II Lab : 1 credit
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 Intro to General Chemistry w/lab : 4 credits
CHM 104 Intro 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

¹Advising Note: Students pursuing the Exercise Science concentration must complete SCI 235 and SCI 306.

Concentration in Exercise Science : 10 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
  HUM 201 Food, Culture and Nutrition
  PSY 304 Counseling: Theory and Practice
  PSY 317 Motivation


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 (M.S.) or Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) are required to maintain higher cumualative & science 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.


Degree Completion Notes
Total credits required for bachelor degree (minumum): 120 credits
Cumulative GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.000
Major GPA required for graduation (minimum): 2.750
1/2 of major requirements must be completed at Sage (minimum)
Completion of all required General Education  coursework


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: 16 credits
WRT 101 (3 credits)
HSC 215 (3 credits)
PSY 101 (3 credits)
Natural and Applied Science Elective Course (4 credits)
RSC 101 (3 credits)

Year 1- Spring: 15 credits
WRT 201 (3 credits)
HSC 204 (2 credits)
Natural and Applied Science Elective Course (4 credits)
SCI 110 (3 credits)
Elective (3 credits)

Year 2- Fall: 14 credits
BIO 201 & BIO 201L (4 credits)
MAT 220 or PSY 207 (4 credits)
SCI 120 (3 credits) or HSC 210 (3 credits)
RSC 201 (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)
RSC 301 (3 credits)
HSC 306 (3 credits)
General Education Requirement (3 credits)
Elective (3 credits)

Year 3- Spring: 15-16 credits
Natural and Applied Science Elective Course (4 credits)
General Education Requirement (3 credits)
HUM 420 (3 credits)
Electives (6 credits)

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

Year 4- Spring: 15 credits
BIO 410 or BIO 450 (3 credits)
Electives (12 credits)