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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Science is a dynamic major that is interdisciplinary in nature, and provides options that allow students to prepare for various careers in public health education and health promotion in settings, such as schools, hospitals, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and worksite health promotion programs.
This degree exposes students to a wide-range of health science careers, while providing the foundational courses required for professional post-graduate work, such as public health, health education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, environmental health and more!
For students planning to conduct health education and health promotion in a non-classroom setting, the curriculum includes advanced concepts in consumer health, environmental health, chemical dependency, human sexuality, and evaluation and administration of health programs. Community Health majors will complete 39 hours, a minimum of 18 hours advanced. HSC 121, 216, 235, 337, 351, 425, 430, 436, 489, 470, 475 (topical course) and HSC 480 internship.
Students will complete an internship in a community health agency.
EC-12 Health Education
For those planning to teach in schools, the curriculum in Health EC-12 includes, among other courses, principles and foundations of health education, first aid and safety, social/sexual health, and drug prevention education. The faculty provides students with the tools for teaching through both content and methods-and-materials courses. EC-12 Health Education majors are required to complete 36 hours a minimum of 18 hours advanced. HSC 121 and KIN 470. 30 hours from HSC 151, 216, 235, 337, 345, 351, 425, 430, 436, 475 (topical course), 489 or KIN 332.
Health Science Minor
A minor in Health Science requires 18 hours in the Health Science area, six of which must be advanced.
|HSC 121||Core Concepts in Health|
|HSC 151||ARC First Aid for Health Emergencies|
|HSC 216||Introduction to Community Health|
|HSC 235||Health Concepts for Children and Adolescents|
|HSC 337||Consumer Health|
|HSC 345||Prevention and Control of Diseases|
|HSC 351||Substance Prevention Education|
|HSC 425||Social Health and Sexual Interactions|
|HSC 430||Health and the Maturation Process|
|HSC 436||Environmental Health|
|HSC 470||Senior Seminar|
|HSC 475||Special Topics|
|HSC 489||Health Assessment and Intervention|
Internships are one of the major strengths of the Health Science curriculum. Properly structured experiences compliment and reinforce the knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom and laboratory course.
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Certifications and EndorsementsCertification in standard First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation are provided in the Health Science program, as well as the opportunity to receive a Driver Education certification endorsement.
Scholarships and Awards
University Regents Scholarship
Each academic department awards two academic scholarships to academically gifted undergraduates. The recipient must be an incoming freshman, a sophomore or junior who has not previously attended SFA. Emphasis will be placed on awarding these scholarships to incoming freshmen who have declared Kinesiology, Health Science, or Dance as a major.
The Alvera Griffin Health Education Scholarship
Founded by Dr. Griffin in 1979, this scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior Health Science major or minor.
The Dorothy Allen Health Education Scholarship
Established in 1990, this scholarship is awarded annually to a Health Science major or student selecting Health Science as a second teaching field.