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Health Sciences Program

The university awards the Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences upon successful completion of a concentration curriculum listed below. The Health Sciences curriculum is designed for both the entry-level student and the credentialed health care professional.  Health care professionals who have completed an Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree in a health related discipline and/or have professional credentials to practice in their respective fields and validated work experience as a health care provider may petition the department for Advanced Standing.

Advanced Standing

Advanced Standing may be granted to credentialed and/or licensed health care professionals enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences. The Advanced Standing pathway is designed to validate and award credit for existing knowledge while remaining consistent with the individuals’ current scope-of-practice. Upon completion of AHSC 440, 442, and AHSC 450 or NURS 499, credentialed and/or licensed health care professionals, who have completed an accredited program recognized by a national or state health professions regulatory body, may be granted up to 30 hours of credit towards a Health Science Concentration.

Concentrations

Students must select a concentration area in Pre-Professional or Supervision and Management.

Pre-Professional Concentration (AHPR) – is designed to prepare students seeking admission to a post-baccalaureate professional allied health program of study. The curriculum includes natural sciences, such as biology, chemistry and physics, as well as advanced courses in health sciences. Students are encouraged to earn a grade of “B” or better in all required professional school’s pre-requisite courses.

Supervision and Management (AHSM) – prepares students to assume middle management, supervisory, or coordinator positions in a health care agency or formal graduate study in health care management, public health, or health care administration and services. Students enrolled in the AHSM concentration must be a credentialed health care professional and eligible for Advanced Standing.

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Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Sciences

  • (CLR) Computer Literacy Requirement;
  • (GER) General Education Requirement;
  • (OCR) Oral Communication Requirement;
  • (UR) University Requirement

Suggested Course Sequence:

YEAR* COURSE NAME COURSE NUMBER REQUIREMENT CREDIT HRS
1 BIOL 114 GER 3
1 BIOL 115 1
1 BIOL 116 GER 3
1 BIOL 117 1
1 ENGL 101 GER 3
1 ENGL 102 GER 3
1 Freshman Seminar Course UR 1
1 HIST Elective GER 3
1 MATH 101 GER 3
1 MATH 102 or 108 GER 3
1 PSYC 101 GER 3
1 SPCH 101 OCR 3
2 CHEM 105 GER 3
2 Computer Literacy Elective(s) CLR 2
2 ENGL Literature Elective 200-level or above GER 3
2 Fine Arts Elective GER 3
2 Humanities Elective GER 3
2 PSYC 212 GER 3
2 Concentration Course See below 4
2 Concentration Course See below 4
2 Concentration Course See below 3
2 Concentration Course(s) See below 1
3 PSYC 313 3
3 ENGL 310, 366, 368 or 468 GER 3
3 NURS 311 1
3 Concentration Course See below 3
3 Concentration Course See below 3
3 Concentration Course See below 3
3 Concentration Course See below 3
3 Concentration Course See below 3
3 Approved Elective ** 3
3 Approved Elective ** 3
3 Approved Elective ** 3
4 AHSC 425 3
4 AHSC 440 3
4 AHSC 442 3
4 AHSC or
NURS
450
499
3
4 Approved Elective ** 3
4 Approved Elective ** 3
4 Approved Elective ** 3
4 Approved Elective ** 3
4 Approved Elective ** 3
4 Approved Elective ** 3
TOTAL HOURS 120

*Recommend complete as Freshman (1), Sophomore (2), Junior (3), Senior (4)

Courses in major should be taken in a sequential order. Students should obtain a curriculum plan from the department.

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**AHPR Approved Electives (300+) must be from the following with at least 9 hours taken from BIOL:
BIOL  304 (5), 320 (4), 326 (4), 327 (4), 332 (4), 370 (3), 371 (4), 408 (3)
DIET  305 (3), 330 (3)
HPED  340 (3), 360 (3), 375 (3), 412 (3), 460 (3)
PSYC  301 (3), 305 (3)

Pre-Professional Concentration (AHPR) (27 hours required)

AHSC 220 (3)
AHSC 221 (3)
BIOL 155 (4)
BIOL 156 (4)
PHYS 101 (3)
PHYS 103 (1)
CHEM 106 (3)
CHEM 221 (3)
PSYC 208 (3)

**AHSM Approved Electives (300+) must be from the following with at least 3 hours in each discipline:

MNGT 301 (3), 305 (3), 326 (3), 367 (3), 370 (3), 401 (1), 402 (1), 403 (1), 410 (3), 420 (3), 440 (3), 445 (3), 450 (3), 455 (3), 470 (3), 475 (3), 486 (3)
MKTG 300 (3), 470 (3)

Supervision and Management Concentration (AHSM) (27 hours required)

Students must be a credentialed and/or licenced health care professional and qualify for Advanced Standing credit to complete this concentration. Each student must petition for Advanced Standing credit with the Head of the Department of Allied Health Sciences.

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