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  Oct 18, 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.

Note:


Health Sciences concentration must take:

The Major


Internship


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

Electives (40 hours)


Selected in consultation with advisor to bring the total number of credit hours to 120. In some of the above courses, variable hours of supervised laboratory/field experience will be required.

Typical 4-Year Health Sciences 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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