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Health Science majors will learn to be an effective part of a healthcare team. The health science program includes biology, chemistry, psychology, and business coursework to serve as the foundation for further clinical training, which may result in certification or licensure as technicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists or technologists in specific areas of patient care.

Looking for versatility? We see you! This major prepares you to go directly into jobs in the allied health sector or to pursue further training in the areas of clinical laboratory services; health information, communication, and administration; mental and social health; technical instrumentation; and therapy and rehabilitation. You can also select this major also complete the health care management certificate.

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Total number of credits required by program: 56 – 57 credits

Course Requirements for the Health Science major

Health Sciences Core (required of all Health Sciences majors):

BUA 211 Introduction to Health Care Systems 3 credits
EXS 200 Exercise Physiology 4 credits
OR EXS 101 Physical Conditioning for Exercise and Sport 3 credits 
*HLT 101 Introduction to the Health Professions 1 credit
HLT 104 Nutrition for Healthy Living 3 credits
OR NTR 210 Principles of Human Nutrition 3 credits
*HLT 201 Health Professions II 1 credit
*HLT 301 Health Professions III 1 credit
HLT 302 Health Sciences Capstone 3 credits                
MAT 110 Probability and Statistics 3 credits
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
PSY 210 Lifespan Development 3 credits
*HLT 202 Health Professions Seminar (3 credits) substitutes for HLT 101, HLT 201, and HLT 301 for SAGE students

Additional Required Health Science Courses

BIO 117 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 credits
BIO 118 Anatomy & Physiology II 4 credits
BIO 123 Foundations in Biology 4 credits
BIO 124 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology 4 credits
CHE 103 Concepts in Chemistry 4 credits
HLT 207 Health Equity 3 credits                                                                         
HLT 205 Applied Health Promotion 3 credits
PSY 309 Psychopathology 3 credits
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits

Required and elective courses must reach 120 credits to complete a degree.

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