The objective of the Bachelor of Science in Health Science (B.S.H.S.) program is to allow students who have graduated or are enrolled in health occupations training at the level of an associate degree to pursue a bachelors degree with an advanced general health science focus. This degree provides a curriculum for students who desire an education that can serve as a foundation for additional professional or graduate work in several health science professions, including medicine, dentistry, hospital administration, medical technology, physical therapy, and occupational therapy. All students are encouraged to work closely with an advisor within their associate degree programs to ensure that the courses they plan to take will meet the specific career goals of each student.
Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Health Science Degree must complete the same goals as those pursuing other Bachelor of Science Degrees: Goals 1, 2, and 3; Goals 4 and 5, or 12 credits in the physical or biological sciences; two of Goals 6, 7, and 8; and three of Goals 9, 10A, or 10B, 11, and 12.
Specific goal requirements may be listed under individual health occupations program curricula.
The B.S.H.S. Degree includes the following credit requirements:
Associate degree Requirements: Students must be a graduate of or be enrolled in a health occupations program that awards an associate degree.* Students with an Associate of Applied Science Degree may transfer up to a maximum of 50 credits from this degree (all lower division credits).
* Out-of-state associate degrees must be evaluated for meeting the Idaho State Board of Education standards. If the associate degree is over five years old, the degree must be evaluated for currency in the technical field.
General Education Requirements: Minimum of 34 credits. A student may need more depending on the results of placement testing.
Academic Coursework: 30-35 credits from specific courses listed below.
Upper Division Credits: A total of 36 upper division credits is required.
Total Minimum Credits Required (including transfer credits from Associate of Applied Science Degree): 128 credits.
Required Academic Coursework:
CHEM 111 General Chemistry I and Lab* 5 cr
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II and Lab 4 cr
CHEM 101 Essentials of Chemistry I * 5 cr
CHEM 102 Essentials of Chemistry II 5 cr
BIOS 301 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr
BIOS 302 Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr
PHYS 111/113 General Physics I and Lab* 4 cr
PHYS 112/114 General Physics II and Lab* 4 cr
PHYS 100 Essentials of Physics* 4 cr
PSYC 301 Abnormal Psychology I 3 cr
ENGL 307 Technical Writing 3 cr
MATH 253 Introduction to Statistics 3 cr
TOTAL: 30-35 cr
* The chemistry and physics requirements collectively satisfy Goals 4 and 5.
Upper Division Credit Choices and Electives
Students may choose from a variety of upper division courses on campus that will facilitate their career goals and opportunities. There are some upper division classes listed that require a lower division prerequisite or permission of the instructor.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Science is a multi-disciplinary/interdisciplinary degree and allows freedom for students to pursue areas of study that will best meet their professional or graduate school goals. In order to assure that students have the appropriate prerequisites and/or permission from instructors, that degree requirements are met and that the student has a degree that is appropriately focused; the degree plan will be approved by a committee consisting of the Associate Dean and qualified faculty and staff of the Health Occupations Department of the College of Technology.
Below are several areas that a student may select to fulfill the studentís individual goals. The student must complete a minimum of three (3) upper division biology credits. It is expected that a student will complete a minimum of at least one course out of three of the areas listed below. The above-described committee will approve the selection of these upper division credits to assure coherence in the degree plan.
Areas of Possible Study:
A minimum of 3 credits in upper division biology courses.
Psychological and Social Sciences:
ANTH g407 Introduction to Medical Anthropology 3 cr
ANTH g408 Special Topics
in Medical Anthropology 3 cr
PSYC 225 Child Development 3 cr
PSYC 302 Abnormal Psychology II 3 cr
SOC 301 Classical Social Theory 3 cr
SOC 330 Sociology of Health and Illness 3 cr
SOC 366 The Community 3 cr
SOC g413 Mind, Body, and Society 3 cr
H E 332 Community and Public Health 3 cr
H E 340 Fitness and Wellness Programs 3 cr
H E 383 Epidemiology 2 cr
H E g420 Health Planning and Evaluation 3 cr
H E g460 Healthy Lifestyle Management 2 cr
P E 300 Movement Theory and Motor Development 4 cr
P E 301 Physiology of Exercise 4 cr
P E 302 Human Kinesiology 3 cr
P E 322 Psycho-Social Aspects
of Human Activity 2 cr
P E g470 Care and Prevention
of Athletic Injuries 3 cr
P E g494 Adapted Physical Activity 4 cr
Chemistry and Physical Science:
CHEM 301/303 Organic Chemistry I and Lab 4 cr
CHEM 302/304 Organic Chemistry II and Lab 3 cr
PHYS 312 Introduction to Biophysics 4 cr
|IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY
Revised: May 2002