Health Science, B.S.
The mission of the Health Sciences major is to prepare Christian men and women in mind and character to promote and enhance the health of individuals, families, and regions through education, empowerment, assessment, and planning.
The Health Science major is designed to prepare students for careers in the health fields related primarily to health promotion and education, wellness programming, and health care. The curriculum is designed with a foundation in key health science and kinesiology courses that will provide an understanding of principles pertaining to health, exercise, and wellness, as well as planning, programming, and assessment. The major includes quantitative and qualitative coursework that equips undergraduates with a broad understanding of the discipline, preparing them for success in related health careers, as well as various graduate education programs.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Health Science, students will be able to:
- Assess fundamental scientific and social factors impacting the health of an individual, family, and/or community consistent with relevant practices (ULO 1).
- Educate, motivate, and apply knowledge toward goals of preventing and reducing the health risks for the individual , family, community, and /or global society, consistent with relevant best practices (ULO 1, ULO 2, ULO 3).
- Synthesize, analyze, and interpret information for critical problem solving to assist populations in promotion of health consistent with relevant best practices (ULO 1, ULO 3).
- Integrate a biblical worldview with concepts of lifespan health, disease prevention, healing, and outreach (ULO 1, ULO 2, ULO 3).
Each Program Learning Outcome (PLO) listed above references at least one of the University Learning Outcomes (ULO 1, 2, 3), which may be found in the General Information section of this catalog.
|Program-Specific Core Curriculum (GE) Courses|
|Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology|
|Fundamental Principles of Physical Fitness|
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics|
or MATH 318
|Introduction to Psychology|
|KNES 302||Exercise Physiology||3|
|KNES 303||Exercise Physiology Laboratory||1|
|KNES 307||Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology||3|
|KNES 329||Psychology of Coaching Sport and Human Movement||3|
|KNES 335||Health Concepts||3|
|KNES 350||Public Health Principles and Practice||3|
|KNES 440||Nutrition and Human Metabolism||3|
|KNES 446||Exercise Prescription and Program Design||3|
|KNES 450||Health Behavior||3|
|KNES 452||Health Promotion Programming||3|
|KNES 456||Health Care Systems||3|
|KNES 458||Health Science Practicum||1|
|INCS 430||Seminar: Topics in Intercultural Health Care||3|
|PSYC 309||Abnormal Psychology||3|
|or PSYC 320||Developmental Psychology: Lifespan|