Health Science Curriculum

Health Science Curriculum

The information found below is based on the most current Catalog Term. If you declared the Health Science major prior to Fall 2020 or have a catalog term prior to Fall 2020, please run your degree evaluation to see your degree requirements for graduation. For directions on running a degree evaluation, please visit https://inside.southernct.edu/onestop/degree-evaluation

The BHSc program is divided into four types of courses:

LEP CREDITS

47

HEALTH SCIENCE MAJOR CREDITS

36

COGNATE CREDITS

No additonal credits required

ELECTIVE CREDITS

37+

TOTAL CREDITS

120

Liberal Education Program (LEP)

The Liberal Education Program (LEP) is designed to help each student become an educated person in the contemporary world. It focuses on competencies and discussions of values. The LEP is a 45-credit sequence of courses in three tiers. See the current SCSU catalog for more details about these University requirements.

Note: While the choice of courses that fulfill the LEP requirements is generally left up to students, some of the departmental required courses may also satisfy the LEP requirements. In these cases the courses are listed as LEP-requirements and cognate requirements, but once a student completes the course, they will satisfied both. The BHSc major requirements that also satisfy LEP requirements are the following:

Tier Course

TIER 1 – Quantitative Reasoning

MAT 107 – Elementary Statistics

TIER 2 – Mind and Body

PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology

TIER 2 – Natural World I Physical Realm

CHE 120 – General Chemistry I

TIER 2 – Natural World II Life and Environment

BIO 200 – Human Biology I

Health Science Curriculum

For a current list of course descriptions for courses in the HSc major, see the most current course catalog.

Targeted Elective Courses

In addition to the above major requirements, students are required to take elective credits to personalize the degree program to future educational or career pursuits, such as a graduate degree in a specific discipline (i.e. OT, PT, PA, DC, etc.). BHSc students work closely with their Health Science advisor to identify which electives are most beneficial for students to achieve their goals. Such electives, for example, may be predetermined by pre-requisite courses required to apply to specific graduate degree programs. Note: Students must take a minimum of 37 elective credits in order to meet the University’s 120 credit requirement to graduate.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a strong foundation in natural sciences appropriate for admission to graduate degree programs and careers in health related professions.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of behavioral sciences appropriate for admission to graduate degree programs and careers in health related professions.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to critically examine and produce sound written analyses of health science related literature.
  4. Demonstrate the practical application of health and fitness assessment techniques.
  5. Demonstrate general knowledge of medical perspectives, health professions, interprofessional practice, and health care systems.