Health Science (Program)

Program Goals

The Health Science (HS) major is designed to prepare students for graduate study in the allied health disciplines. Students selecting the Health Science major in the HPER department understand that this major is a preparatory program and that they must seek a masters degree in their area of interest after graduating with a BS degree from Lincoln University. HPER faculty advisors work closely with these students and assist in the application process to graduate schools.

Outcomes

  • Describe the five body systems and explain their function (musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive and reproductive).
  • Assess health status (nutritional, fitness, etc.).
  • Plan health program interventions.
  • Implement health programs.
  • Collaborate with all constituents to assess, plan, implement and evaluate program strategies.
  • Communicate (in verbal and written form) health programs goals, rationales, interventions, results.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of health programs, interventions, leaders/trainers, and the instructional/leadership methods.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and solve first aid problems.
  • Apply the scientific method to identify a health problem; collect, analyze, interpret data; and derive conclusions.

Requirements

University Core Specific Requirements:

Course Credits
BIO-101/101L - Human Biology (Science) 3 - 4
BIO-102/102L - Human Biology (Science) 3 - 4
MAT-110 - College Algebra or MAT-106 Math Lib Art (Math) 3
PSY-101 - General Psychology (Social Science) 3
SOC-101 - Intro to Sociology (Social Science) 3
Total Core Specific Requirements 15 - 17 credits

Health Science Requirements:

Course Credits
HPR-130 - Introduction to HPER 3
HPR-160 - Personal and Community Health 3
HPR-140 - Medical Terminology 3
HPR-206 - Fitness Assessment OR HPR-207 - Health Promotion 3
HPR-225 - First Aid/CPR/AED OR HPR-280 - FA/CPR for Hlth Prof 2 - 3
HPR-246 - Cultural Health OR PSY-306 - Multicultural Psych 3
HPR-275 - Disease Prevention 3
Must pass BSAT exam prior to taking 300/400 level HPR courses  
HPR-350 - Nutrition 3
HPR-307 - Physiology of Exercise OR HPR 308 Kinesiology 3
HPR-312 OR HPR-314 OR HPR-315 3
HPR-397 - Internship Seminar (recommended) 3
HPR-399 - Internship 3
HPR-408 - Research & Evaluation 3
Total Health Science Requirements 34 - 35 credits

Other Requirements:

Course Credits
BIO-205/205L Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO-206/206L Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CHE-100 Intro to Chemistry OR CHE-120/120L Chem Health Sc 3 - 4
PSY-206 Lifespan Psychology OR PSY-214 Abnormal Psychology 3
MAT-114 OR PSY-312 OR SOC-306 3
Total Other Requirements 17 - 18 credits

Additional Requirements:

Course Credits
Select four:
HPR-110 OR HPR-210 OR HPR-310 (3)
HPR-325 - Drugs in Society (3)
HPR-402 - Administration of HPR (3)
HPR-415 - Issues and Trends (3)
BIO-200 - HIV/AIDS (3)
PHL-207 - Biomedical Ethics (3)
CHE-121/122L - Chem for Health Sci II (4)
PHY-105/105L - Physics (4)
PSY-203 - History and Systems (3)
PSY-207 - Human Sexuality (3)
PSY-306 - Multicultural Psychology (3)
PSY-321 - Psychology of Addictions (3)
SOC-205 - Marriage and Family (3)
SOC-243 - Intro to Human Services (3)
SOC-310 - Human Growth and Development (3)
12 - 14
Total Additional Requirements 12 - 14 credits
Total Health Science Requirements 63 - 67 credits

 

NOTE: You must past the Exit Area Exam in order to Graduate