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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG] See drop-down menu above to access other catalogs.

Health Studies, BS


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 minor in secondary education. Those interested in teacher licensure should refer to the “Secondary Education and Professional Programs ” section of this catalog.

Grade Requirement

Students must achieve a grade of “C-” or higher 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-.”

Health Courses


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 ” section of this catalog.