Health Sciences B.S. (Pre-professional Allied Health)

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The B.S. in Health Sciences with a Pre-professional Allied Health concentration is for students who wish to pursue a career as a physical or occupational therapist or other allied health professional careers. Coursework includes a strong foundation in science to prepare you for graduate-level coursework in a professional program.

The program also includes holistic health sciences coursework primarily from psychology and health services administration. The curriculum includes two internships, one of which can optionally be replaced with a research project based on student interests. Further health electives can be tailored to the professional aspirations of each individual student in consultation with the faculty advisor and the success coach, maximizing your preparation for and success in entering your chosen professional school.

The RMU School of Nursing, Education and Human Studies is well-positioned to meet the needs of the region’s growing healthcare industry. The university provides a broad array of professional pathways in both clinical and non-clinical areas, management and leadership, pre-medical and allied health fields, and community health.

Health Sciences B.S. Concentrations: GeneralPre-professional Allied Health

4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall - 15 credits

  • BIOL1210 Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIOL1215 Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
  • CHEM1210 Chemistry I
  • CHEM1215 Chemistry I Lab
  • CSEN1010 Reading & Writing  or CSEN1020 Argument & Research
  • MATH1020  Pre-calculus
  • FYSP1000 First Year Studies Seminar 

Freshman Year, Spring - 17 credits

  • BIOL1220 Anatomy & Physiology II
  • BIOL1225 Anatomy & Physiology II Lab
  • CHEM2210 Chemistry II
  • CHEM2215 Chemistry II Lab
  • MATH2070 Calculus with Analytical Geometry I
  • HLSC1010 Healthcare Concepts & Med Terminology
  • HSAM1275 Introduction to Health Serv. Admin 

Sophomore Year, Fall - 17 credits

  • BIOL1310 Principles of Biology I
  • BIOL1315  Principles of Biology I Lab
  • PHYS1210 General Physics I
  • PHYS1215 General Physics I Lab
  • PSYC1010 General Psychology
  • CSEN1020 Argument & Research or CSCM1030 Public Speaking  
  • HUMA1010 Humanities: Art and Music 

Sophomore Year, Spring - 17 credits

  • BIOL2310 Principles of Biology II 
  • BIOL2315 Principles of Biology II Lab
  • PHYS2210 General Physics II
  • PHYS2215 General Physics II Lab
  • ECON1010 Survey of Economics
  • CSCM1030 Public Speaking  or CSCM2050 Intercultural Communications  
  • STAT2110 Statistics 

Junior Year, Fall - 15 credits

  • PSYC3550 Human Growth and Development
  • HSAM3300 Intro to Quality Mgmt & Performance Improvement
  • HSAM3600 Fundamentals of Health Policy
  • SOCI1010 Principles of Sociology
  • CSCM2040 Professional Comm in Workplace

Junior Year, Spring - 15 credits

  • HSAM2400 Healthcare Law and Ethics
  • PSYC3200 Abnormal Psychology  
  • INFS3440 Health Care Information System
  • History or Political Science 
  • Restricted Elective

Senior Year, Fall - 15 credits

  • HLSC4903 Health Sciences Internship I
  • HSAM4250 Research for Health Professionals or PSYC3100 Methods in Behavioral Research
  • Literature
  • Restricted Elective
  • Restricted Elective

Senior Year, Spring - 12 credits

  • HLSC4050 Healthcare Trends and Issues
  • HLSC4803 Thesis or HLSC4906 Internship II
  • NURS4036 Genetics and Genomics
  • Restricted Elective

Contact Information

Carla Conrad, Ph.D
Program Director, Health Sciences
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences

Samantha Monda, Ph.D., NCC, CMPC
Department Head, Psychology and Health Sciences
Associate Professor, Psychology

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Healthcare Trends & Issues
Fundamentals of Human Biology
Calculus w/ Analytical Geometry
Major Credits
Sciences, Psychology, Health Services Administration
Core Credits
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits

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