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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Studies, B.S.


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The Bachelors of Science in Health Studies program will provide students with knowledge to become successful leaders in the field of health promotion. The degree leads to multiple options in the health professions, particularly in the area of public health. The curriculum will focus on the sociology and economics, as well as introduce students to health informatics, community-based prevention models, global health issues, and policy as it pertains to public health. The capstone project will embed students within a public health entity as interns, giving them workforce experience. The program will assist health educators or students wishing to enter other undergraduate or graduate programs, including Master’s in Occupational or Physical Therapy, a doctorate in Pharmacy, or a Master’s degree in Social Work, Public Health or Athletic Training. The 120-hour program could be completed in three years.

Graduates will be eligible to sit for the Health Educator exam. Twenty-five (25) semester credit hours of Health Studies can be accepted for student to be eligible to sit for the Certification Exam and become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

The BS in Health Studies course titles, descriptions and course objectives in the 33 semester credit hours were written to address the seven criteria for NCHEC:

Area I: Assess Needs, Assets and Capacity for Health Education
Area II: Plan Health Education
Area III: Implement Health Education
Area IV: Conduct Evaluation and Research Related to Health Education
Area V: Administer and Manage Health Education
Area VI: Serve as a health Education Resource Person
Area VII: Communicate and Advocate for Health and Health Education

The following requirements apply to all candidates for the BS in Health Studies.

  1. Satisfy Core Curriculum Requirements for students entering college in Fall 1999 or after. See “General Requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree .”
  2. Major Requirements:
    Other Lower level Requirements - (10 hours)
    PSYC Requirements - (9 hours)
    HCAD Requirements - (6 hours)
    Health Studies Requirements - (39 hours)
  3. Free Electives - (12 hours - see below) To satisfy 120 s.h. degree requirement and 36 s.h. upper-division requirement. 

Core Curriculum Requirements


Core 020 Mathematics


Core 040 Language, Philosophy & Culture


(may take Humanities, Philosophy)

Core 050 Creative Arts (Arts, Drama, or Music)


Core 070 Government/Political Sciences


Core 080 Social & Behavioral Sciences


Core 090 Speech


Degree Requirements


These requirements are summarized in the following table:

Major Requirements


Free Electives


UNIV 1300  - 3 semester hours

LD/UD Free Electives and/or Minor - 9 semester hours

Suggested Electives:  CHEM 1311  /CHEM 1111  , BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, BIOL 3322  , BIOL 3323  , PSYC 4311  , PSYC 4320  , PSYC 4330  

 

Minimum semester credit hours to complete degree: 120


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