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    University of Memphis
   
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Health Studies - Health Sciences Concentration, (B.S.)


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Health Studies (B.S.)

Program objectives for a B.S. in Health Studies are: (a) to demonstrate critical thinking skills, specifically in the areas of evaluating evidence and understanding sources; (b) to demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication and computer utilization; (c) to use knowledge of functional anatomy and biomechanics to analyze and evaluate movement and to prescribe exercises to prevent injuries and enhance performance; (d) to recognize risk factors (i.e., cardiovascular, metabolic, musculoskeletal) and their relationship to physical activity, nutrition and other lifestyle behaviors; identify risk factors, which may require consultation with medical or allied health professionals (e) to demonstrate an understanding of principles and research-based guidelines for nutrition, body composition, and weight management when analyzing current status and prescribing desirable changes; (f) to demonstrate understanding of the basic principles of program planning, management, evaluation, and administration of health and wellness programs and facilities; (g) to be able to formulate research questions, collect and analyze data, and make appropriate conclusions based on data results.

University General Education Program (41 hours)


See Graduation from the University  for the University General Education Program requirements.

Natural Science (8 credit hours):


Health Sciences and Healthcare Leadership Concentrations


Health Sciences and Healthcare Leadership concentrations may satisfy General Education natural science with the required Anatomy and Physiology sequence (BIOL 2010 , BIOL 2020  and labs) in the major.

Social/Behavioral Sciences:


Health Sciences and Dietetics must take

The Major (66-79 hours)


Internship


A satisfactory grade (S) is required for completion of internship requirement.

Electives (3-34 hours)


Selected in consultation with advisor to bring the total number of credit hours to 120. Guided Electives.

In some of the above courses, variable hours of supervised laboratory/field experience will be required.

Typical 4-Year Health Promotion & Lifestyle Management Concentration Sequence


Freshman Year


Semester Totals 30 hrs


Semester Totals 32 hrs


Semester Totals 30 hrs


Semester Totals 28 hrs


Total Hours: 120


Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120


*Must satisfy University General Education Program  Requirement

** Must show proof of current First Aid and CPR certification before Internship.

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