The Health Science major combines the study of health, illness, and prevention strategies to offer flexible pathways for students who want to be in one of the many growing health science fields. Pathway options include one for those who want to enter the medical professions, one for those interested in healthcare administration, and one for those interested in eldercare.
Students may take this class OR:BI 206 - Nutrition Through the Life Span
This course consists of the study of the nutrients required by the human body, the foods from which they are obtained, their utilization by the body and their importance for the maintenance of optimal health throughout the life span.
Upper-Level Sociology course (3 credits)
This course introduces basic concepts, anatomical terminology, cell structure and function and histology, followed by an in-depth study of the anatomy and physiology of the following organ systems of the human body: Integumentary, arthrology, muscular, cardiovascular and lymphatic systems. A mandatory laboratory component supports and amplifies the lecture material and allows the student to study microscopic anatomy on slides and to perform dissection on representative animal models. An online component allows the student to practice course content with additional exercises. Prerequisites: BI 100 strongly recommendedBI 202 - Anatomy and Physiology II
This course consists of an in-depth study of the gross and microscopic anatomy and the physiology of the following organ systems of the human body: The central and peripheral nervous, endocrine, sensory, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, and excretory systems. A mandatory laboratory component will support and amplify the lecture material and allow the student to perform dissection on representative animal models. An online component will allow the student to practice course content with additional exercises. Prerequisites: BI 201 or Instructor permission (3 credit hrs lecture; 1 credit hr lab)CH 115 - General Chemistry I
This course studies chemical reactions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, atomic and molecular structure, nuclear chemistry, bonding, measurements, the Periodic Table, solids, liquids, gases, and solutions. Also includes qualitative and quantitative analysis. For students majoring in science or in pre-professional programs or allied health fields. Prerequisite: High School AlgebraCH 116 - General Chemistry II
This course is a continuation of CH 115. The course includes the study of acids, bases, chemical equilibrium, thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, hydrogen and its compounds, nonmetals, metalloids, and metals and their compounds. Prerequisite: CH 115
This course presents the major theoretical and therapeutic approaches to psychological disorder. The classification, origin, description, and treatment of the chief psychiatric problems are included. Prerequisite: PY 101
This course explores the dynamics of human movement in an active setting. Opportunities to apply this knowledge to specific physical movements are included. Prerequisite: HHP230 or BI201
This course examines the fundamental concepts, theories, principles, and techniques of management by integrating classical and modern perspectives with real-world experiences. Students are introduced to both traditional and contemporary views along the management function of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Management domains such as business ethics, business law, international management, organizational behavior, human resource management, operation management, organizational development and change, entrepreneurship, management information systems, and strategic management are also introduced, and their implications on students' careers as managers are explored.BA 333 - Human Resource Management
This course examines the roles and functions of human resources management within modern business organizations. It describes, analyzes, and assesses human resources roles in operations and strategies. Topics include: recruitment, selection, training, performance appraisal, compensation management, legal compliance, workplace safety and health, and employee/employer rights.
This course contrasts the normal changes of aging against those caused by disease or injury. This will include psychosocial changes and the effect of societal and economic pressures on the elderly. Prerequisite: 40 Credit Hours.HHS 320 - Human Resource Management
This course develops policies that include federal, state, and local laws as they relate to resident care and employee interactions. This course will explore and analyze aspects of planning, implementing and evaluation of recruitment, performance appraisal, training, marketing, confidentiality, and cultural diversity for health care employees. Prerequisite: 40 Credit Hours.HHS 330 - Environment of Care (EOC) Management
This course investigates the three facets critical to long term healthcare facility management: safety, finance, and patient care including federal, state, and local inspections and regulations. Prerequisite: 40 Credit Hours.
This course examines the development and implementation of services consistent with the diverse needs of people in a continuum of care including Skilled Nursing Care facilities (nursing homes), Post-operative rehabilitation facilities, and similar skilled nursing facilities. A virtual facility will be constructed as a model for needs, services, manpower, housing, food services, physical care and safety, resident's rights and liberties, ethics, documentation considerations and basic regulatory and financial considerations. Prerequisite: 40 Credit Hours.HHS 321 - Client or Patient
This course examines the development and implementation of services consistent with the diverse needs of people in a continuum of care including: independent living, assisted living, adult day care, and residential care (unskilled). A virtual facility will be constructed as a model for needs, services, manpower, housing, food services, physical care and safety, resident's rights and liberties, ethics, documentation considerations and basic regulatory and financial considerations. Prerequisite: 40 Credit Hours.
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