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 Courses|
|Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology|
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics|
or MATH 318
|Introduction to Psychology|
|KNES 213||Scientific Principles of Health and Fitness 1||3|
|KNES 302||Exercise Physiology||3|
|KNES 303||Exercise Physiology Laboratory||1|
|KNES 307||Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology||3|
|KNES 329||Psychology of Exercise and Health||3|
|KNES 337||Exercise in Health and Disease||3|
|KNES 350||Public Health Principles and Practice||3|
|KNES 440||Nutrition and Human Metabolism||3|
|KNES 446||Functional Assessment and the Prescription of Exercise||3|
|KNES 447||Functional Assessment and Prescription of Exercise Laboratory||1|
|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|
Fulfills Kinesiology and Health Science Core Curriculum requirement.
NOTE: The course sequence table is designed by the major department and is one way that the classes will work out properly in sequence for your major. However, there are alternative or flexible ways to rotate some of the classes within the same year/level and sometimes between year levels. Please contact your major department advisor to discuss flexible alternatives in scheduling the sequence of your classes.
Taking coursework during the summer session may also be an option to accelerate your degree path.
See Core Curriculum Program section for a list of approved Core Curriculum courses.
|BBST 103 or 165||3||BBST 103 or 165||3|
|PSYC 200 (required Beh Sci Core Curr)||3||BBST 209 or 210||3|
|MATH 210 or 318 (required)||3||BIOS 236||4|
|ENGL 100 or 112||3||Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)||4|
|Fine Arts (see Core Curriculum)||3|
|Total Credits 30|
|BBST 209 or 210||3||BBST 251||3|
|BBST 354||3||KNES 302||3|
|KNES 213||3||KNES 303||1|
|KNES 329||3||Literature (see Core Curriculum)||3|
|HIST 200, 201, or POSC 225||3||Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)||3|
|Total Credits 31|
|KNES 301||3||BBST 365||3|
|KNES 337||3||ENGL 313||3|
|KNES 350||3||KNES 307||3|
|KNES 446||3||PSYC 309 or 320||3|
|KNES 447||1||Communication (see Core Curriculum)||3|
|KNES 450||3||Graduation Petition due in Registrar's Office|
|Writing Competency Requirement|
|Total Credits 31|
|BBST 300/400 Bible Elective||3||BBST 465||3|
|KNES 452||3||BBST 306, 316, or 326||3|
|KNES 456||3||INCS 430||3|
|KNES 458||1||KNES 440||3|
|General Elective||3||General Elective||3|
|Total Credits 28|