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Health Science

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Option in Health Care (code HSC_BS04) (120 units)

The Option in Health Care is designed for those individuals who have received certification and/or license from an approved allied health/health care program and desire a Bachelor of Science degree. The focus of this option is the development of professional skills for people whose goal is: (a) providing service, or (b) instructing in the health care setting.

Admission Requirements

Once admitted to the University, students are required to complete the following prior to acceptance into the Health Care Option.

1. Obtain certification and/or license from an allied health/health care program from an institution that has been accredited by either a Committee on Post-secondary Accreditation (COPA) approved accreditation agency or the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA). Those individuals who do not have appropriate certification will be counseled by the Department of Health Science regarding where to obtain an appropriate accredited program, and, when possible, concurrent enrollment may be utilized;

2. Earn a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Lower Division:

  • Completion of general education requirements to include:
    • ENGL 100 Composition (3)
  • Take one course from the following:
    • ANTH 120, SOC 100, PSY 100
  • Take a minimum of 12 units in Natural Sciences, approved by department advisor equivalent to:
    • BIOL 200, 207, 208; MICR 101
  • Take one course from the following:
    • CHEM 100, 111A

Upper Division

  • Core: Three units from each area with advisor consultation:
    • A. Statistics: H SC 403, ED P 419
    • B. Program Development: H SC 430 and HCA 320 or H SC 455 and H SC 316
    • C. Professionalism: H SC 451, HCA 340
    • D. Health Organization: H SC 401, 420I
    • E. Health Promotion: H SC 435, HCA 402

Requirements

  • Take the following course:
    • H SC 400 Principles of Epidemiology (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • HDEV 320 Research Methods in Human Development (4)
    • H SC 405 Health Education Program Evaluation and Measurement (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ANTH 353 Health and Healing (3)
    • SOC 462 Medical Sociology (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • POSC 329 Cases in Public Policy Making (3)
    • ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economics (3)

Take one of the following emphases:

A. Providing Service (12 units)

  • Take the following courses:
    • HCA 410 Health Management and Organization (3)
    • HCA 465 Analysis & Eval of Health Care Services (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ED P 434B Interpersonal Skills in Human Resource Development (2-4)
    • H SC 421 Health Behavior (3)
    • H SC 492A,B Internship in Health Care (1-3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ANTH 319 Human Growth and Development (3)
    • GERN 400I Perspectives on Gerontology (2)
    • GERN 482 Health Assessment of the Aging Client (3)
    • NRSG 482 Physical Assessment and Aging (3)

B. Instructing in the Health Care Setting (12 units)

  • Take the following courses:
    • HCA 410 Health Management and Organization (3)
    • HCA 465 Analysis and Evaluation of Health Care Services (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • H SC 492A,B Internship in Health Care (3)
    • ED P 432 Social and Cultural Diversity in Educational Settings (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • ED P 305 Educational Psychology (3)
    • H SC 421 Health Behavior (3)

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