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  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Health Studies, BS


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Department: Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies  

Health studies can lead to the improved health status of individuals, families and communities. It involves the use of systematic strategies to improve health knowledge, attitudes, skills and behaviors. Health studies graduates work in schools, public health agencies, voluntary nonprofit organizations, hospitals, colleges and universities, business and industries.

The health studies major is designed to guide students though learning experiences that emphasize the multiple dimensions of health, and draws on the behavioral and natural sciences as well as health science and public health. The major prepares students to design, implement and evaluate scientifically and methodologically sound health studies experiences, and to equip students with the professional skills that will enable them to be proficient practitioners.

Students wishing to pursue teaching licensure in health/family and consumer sciences must meet the criteria for admission to professional education programs as well as declare a second major in secondary education. Those interested in teacher licensure should refer to the Educator Preparation and Licensure Policies and Procedures  section of this catalog.

Grade Requirement


Students must achieve a minimum grade of “C-” in all required courses, including cognates, and must repeat any of those required courses or cognates for which they receive a grade lower than “C-.”

Course Requirements


Additional required course (3 credits)


Total minimum credits: 39


Core Curriculum Requirements


A minimum of 120 earned credit hours is required for graduation. These earned hours include the Core Curriculum Requirements as specified in the Undergraduate Academic Programs  section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum website, www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see the Undergraduate Academic Policies and Procedures  section of this catalog.

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