Health Science Major

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The Health Science degree program is designed for students interested in seeking careers that provide vital assistance to individuals and communities in a variety of settings. Health Science graduates develop, implement, and evaluate health programs; administer health-related services; or promote hazard-free environments. Career opportunities also include conducting research, teaching, consulting or working in the growing field of substance abuse prevention and treatment. Health Science graduates can pursue graduate degree programs in public health, medicine or other health related fields.

Course Study Curriculum

Learning Outcomes for Health Science

Upon completion of the Health Science degree programs, graduates will

  1. Assess individual and community needs for health education
  2. Plan health education strategies, interventions, and programs
  3. Implement health education strategies, interventions, and programs
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of health education programs
  5. Administer health education intervention programs
  6. Serve as a resource person in Health Education
  7. Communicate and advocate health, health education needs, and health concerns and resources.
Course Credit Requirements for the Health Science Major
Course Credits
General Education 61
Major Courses 40
      HSC 301 Introduction to Nutrition 3
      HSC 302 Chronic and Communicable Diseases 3
      HSC 304 Family Life and Sex Education 3
      HSC 306 Stress Management 3
      HSC 310 Introduction to Epidemiology 3
      HSC 320 Foundations of Health Education 3
      HSC 400 Health Services Organization and Administration 3
      HSC 425 Ethical and Legal Issues for Health Professionals 3
      HSC 427 Community Development for Health 3
      HSC 431 Research Methods 1
      HSC 450 Environmental Health and Safety 3
      HSC 490 Health Science Seminar 3
      HSC 492 Internship 3
Other Required Courses 5
      BIO 200 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Sciences 4
      JRS 300 Junior Seminar 1
Minor 18
Electives 6
TOTAL 130

Minors

  • A student who minors in Health Science is encouraged to enroll in seven additional credit hours in Health Science, one of which must be the one- credit hour Research Methods course. When added to the eighteen credit hours listed above, these seven credit hours will allow the student to complete the minimum 25 credit hours required to take the NCHEC examination.

    Health Science Minor Requirements

    Course Credit Requirements For a Minor in Health Science
    Course Credits
    HSC 301 Introduction to Nutrition 3
    HSC 303 Stress Management 3
    HSC 304 Family Life/Sex Education 3
    HSC 320 Foundations of Health Education 3
    HSC 427 Community Development for Health 3
    HSC 450 Environmental Health and Safety 3
    TOTAL 18