The Health Science, General undergraduate degree major represents an inventive multidisciplinary education approach consisting of courses grounded in fundamentals of the health and human service professional arena. Health and Human Services represents professions which are involved directly or indirectly in prevention, as well as the remediation of problems, and the improvement of quality of life of populations served. This degree track seeks to expand the knowledge base and skill set of students who are: action oriented, creative thinkers, and/or natural problem solvers.
The curriculum provides foundational knowledge and skills reflecting both practical and new and developing professional approaches towards helping individuals, families and communities to address their unique wellness needs. Topical content areas include health literacy, health education and promotion, health and human services, population, public and global health, health disparities and rehabilitation services. Courses also introduce relevant theories and best practices offering an emphasis on student's personal and professional growth while threading critical thinking and effective communication components throughout. Upon completion of the program, students will understand factors that positively and negatively impact the health care system, patients, and the roles of professionals. This degree track is ideal for both students who want to immediately enter the health care work force and those who desire to pursue graduate or professional training in a health or human service profession other than Occupational or Physical Therapy.
Students who complete the Health Science, General program will be uniquely advantaged; having gained not only academic and professional knowledge, but also interpersonal insights and competencies to enhance service delivery systems through improved accessibility, accountability, and coordination of services among professionals and agencies. This is a perfect track for those with a passion to positively impact the health and wellness of individuals, families, and communities.