Health Sciences B.H.S. (Concentration in General Health Science)

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Cult Illins Disg & Trtmnt
Medical Terminology
Health Communication
Management of Health Information
Introduction to the Disease Continuum
Elementary Statistics (If not taken in Area D)
Select 3 credit hours from the following: 1
Introduction to Anthropology
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Major Requirements24
Survey of Gerontology
Interprofessional Teams in Healthcare Organizations
Special Topics in Health Science
Research Methods
Seminar in Professional Issues
Population Health Sciences
Related Course Requirements18
Health Services Administration
Prin Of Man/Health Srvs Admin
Health Issues and Resources
Health Informatics
Introduction to Health Informatics
Survey of Health Outcomes
Human Performance/Fitness Management
Worksite Wellness and Safety
Physical Activity in Disease Prevention/Treatment
Guided Electives18
Select 18 credit hours of Guided Electives from the following:
Principles of Biology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Microorganisms and Disease
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
Public Speaking
American Sign Language I
American Sign Language II
Intro to Diag and Therap Scien (with labs)
Healthy Aging
Analysis of Healthcare Data
Introduction to Project Management
Principles of Knowledge Management and Decision Support
Intro Research in Health Prof
Financial Management for Health-Related Organizations
Health Care Marketing
Prin Of Human Resources Manage
Health Care Economics
Health Information Systems
Principles of Health Insurance and Reimbursement
Legal Iss In Hlth Care Environ
Health Policy Issues
Environmental and Community Health Issues
Interprofessional Patient Advocacy Internship
Health/Fitness Management
Introduction to International Health
Strategies for the Prevention of Chemical Dependency
Women and Minority Health Issues
Health and Sexuality
Health and Fitness Entrepreneurship
Health/Fitness Management
HSCP   2000
Worksite Wellness And Safety
Indep Study In Health Science
Health and Human Development
Quantitative Reasoning
College Algebra
Pre-Calculus Mathematics
Comparative Health Care System ((with labs))
Physical Science (with labs)
Leadership and Group Dynamics
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Older Adult Developmental Psychology
Health Weight Management and Body Composition
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Elementary Statistics
Total Credit Hours124

Admission Requirements

In addition to a completed health sciences program application made to the department, students must seek regular admission to Georgia Southern University. Students must be eligible for Quantitative Reasoning (MATH   1001) or Composition I (ENGL   1101) , and must undergo a formal interview conducted by a health sciences faculty member.

Progress Requirements

All students are required to submit evidence of liability insurance and a health assessment prior to beginning their practicum.

Students must complete the degree program within six consecutive years from the date of their initial admission to the major. Students who do not complete the program within this time limit must apply for readmission, meet current criteria for admission, and have their previous credits calculated. Students who are granted readmission must meet course requirements in effect at the time of readmission. A minimum grade of C or better must be earned in each course in the major.

 It is recommended that all bachelor of health science students have current CPR certification at the time of graduation.


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