2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    Feb 28, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Science BS

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College of Health Sciences and Education
Program Director: George Godlewski, PhD

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science is designed as a program to develop a broad understanding of health care and wellness and enhance critical thinking and an understanding of current health care trends and issues that impact health science professionals in a diverse society.

The BS in Health Science has six specialization areas: occupational theraphy, speech-language pathology, exercise science, patient navigation, respiratory theraphy, and surgical technology. The specializations in exercise science  and patient navigation  are four-year degrees. The specializations in respiratory therapy  and surgical technology  are completion programs fro individuals with current or pending board certification and associate level degrees in the respective disciplines. The specialization in  speech-language pathology  is a idual degree program that leads directly to the master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology upon the completion and conferral of the BS degree. The non-specialized BS in Health Science may be completed by students previously enrolled in health science disciplines listed in the section on admission below.

Program Goals:

The goals of the program are for students to:

  1. Apply assimilated knowledge in health science.
  2. Develop critical thinking and evaluation skills, to think independently and creatively, analyze information critically, and solve problems.
  3. Maintain and apply knowledge of current health care trends and issues that impact health science professionals.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students completing the BS in Health Science will:

  1. Demonstrate attainment of scientific knowledge that will act as a foundation to understanding health and wellness.
  2. Display a working knowledge of major anatomical regions and structures of the human body.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of current issues that impact health care.
  4. Utilize critical thinking with the knowledge derived from the biological, behavioral, and clinical sciences for clinical decision making.

Statement of Program Assessment for BS in Health Science:

Program courses are evaluated each semester via both University faculty evaluations and individual department course evaluations.


This major may only be declared by students who were previously enrolled in one of the following programs: BS in Diagnostic Medical Sonography; BS in Health Science (Occupational Therapy specialization); BS in Health Science (Speech Language Pathology specialization); BS in Medical Imaging; BSN in Nursing.

Capstone Requirement

Total Required for Graduation 120

The remaining 89 credits required for graduation will consist of the remaining credits required to meet core curriculum requirements, as specified on the student’s degree audit (which may vary from 29-34 credits, depending upon the number of core courses taken as part of the major), with the remaining credits coming from free electives.

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