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.

Degree Program 

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:

  1. Assess fundamental scientific and social factors impacting the health of an individual, family, and/or community consistent with relevant practices (ULO 1).
  2. 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). 
  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).
  4. 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.

Curriculum Requirements

Program-Specific Core Curriculum (GE) Courses
Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology
Fundamental Principles of Physical Fitness
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Introduction to Psychology
Program Courses
KNES 301Kinesiology3
KNES 302Exercise Physiology3
KNES 303Exercise Physiology Laboratory1
KNES 307Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology3
KNES 329Psychology of Coaching Sport and Human Movement3
KNES 335Health Concepts3
KNES 350Public Health Principles and Practice3
KNES 440Nutrition and Human Metabolism3
KNES 446Exercise Prescription and Program Design3
KNES 450Health Behavior3
KNES 452Health Promotion Programming3
KNES 456Health Care Systems3
KNES 458Health Science Practicum1
INCS 430Seminar: Topics in Intercultural Health Care3
PSYC 309Abnormal Psychology3
or PSYC 320 Developmental Psychology: Lifespan
Total Credits41