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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Major Option

  • Health Science

Pre-Professional Concentrations

  • Pre-Athletic Training
  • Pre-Physical Therapy

The Health Science major leading to a Bachelor of Science degree includes services and experiential learning, internships, capstone activities, and collaborative projects that will allow students to develop foundational skills necessary for professional employment, as well as graduate school success.

Health Science majors may pursue to focus on a pre-professional program in Pre-Athletic Training or Pre-Physical Therapy, both vital allied health professions in today’s world. This major will prepare you to thrive in the midst of ever-changing demands of healthcare.

This program is offered:

  • On Campus

Health Science Degree Requirements

Health Science Core Courses: (43-46 credit hours)

SPES 125 Pharmacology for Exercise and Health Professionals – 2 credit hours

SPES 148 First Aid & CPR – 1 credit hours

SPES 150 Foundations of SPES – 3 credit hours

SPES 175 Principles of Nutrition – 3 credit hours

SPES 180* Medical Terminology – 3 credit hours

SPES 256 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries – 3 credit hours

SPES 341 Introduction to Motor Behaviors – 3 credit hours

SPES 356 Therapeutic Modalities for the Allied Health Professional – 3 credit hours

SPES 357 Therapeutic Exercise – 3 credit hours

SPES 359 Exercise Leadership – 3 credit hours

SPES 376 Measurements & Assessment in SPES – 3 credit hours

SPES 380 Physiology of Exercise – 3 credit hours

SPES 440 Advanced Exercise Testing and Prescription – 3 credit hours

SPES 443 Kinesiology – 3 credit hours

SPES 460 Internship – 3-6 credit hours

SPES 470 Senior Seminar – 1 credit hour

Science/Supporting Requirements (Pre-Athletic Training): (42 credit hours)

BSHS 210 Elementary Statistics – 3 credit hours

BIOL 110 General Biology: The Study of Life and Our Role in It – 4 credit hours

BIOL 221 Human Anatomy & Physiology I – 3 credit hours

BIOL 222 Human Anatomy & Physiology II – 3 credit hours

CHEM 123 General Chemistry I – 4 credit hours

MATH 120 College Algebra – 3 credit hours

PHYS 201 Fundamentals of Physics I – 4 credit hours

PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology: The World of You – 3 credit hours

PSYC 385 Psychology of Sport and Exercise – 3 credit hours

SPES 117 Pathway to Wellness – 3 credit hours

SPES 345 Org & Admin P.E., Recreation & Athletic Training – 3 credit hours

SPES 456 Advanced Care & Prevention of Injuries – 3 credit hours

Science/Supporting Requirements (Pre-Physical Therapy): (38 credit hours)

BIOL 221 Human Anatomy & Physiology I – 3 credit hours

BIOL 222 Human Anatomy & Physiology II – 3 credit hours

BIOL 226 General Microbiology – 4 credit hours

BSHS 210 Elementary Statistics – 3 credit hours

CHEM 123 General Chemistry I – 4 credit hours

CHEM 124 General Chemistry II – 4 credit hours

EDUC 244 Developmental Psychology – 3 credit hours

Or PSYC 325 Abnormal Psychology

Or PSYC 385 Psychology of Sport and Exercise

MATH 121 Precalculus – 3 credit hours

PHYS 201 Fundamentals of Physics I – 4 credit hours

PHYS 202 Fundamentals of Physics II – 4 credit hours

PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology: The World of You – 3 credit hours