Department of Health Sciences

Chair and Associate Professor: Dr. Fox, 450-3194
Professor: Dr. Hubbard, Dr. Elphingstone
Associate Professors: Dr. Rainey
Assistant Professor: Dr. Taylor

[1] Purposes

The basic aims of the Department of Health Sciences are to (1) contribute to the general health promotion and education of all students and (2) provide advisement/counseling, comprehensive professional preparation, and foundation courses designed to prepare students for careers as health-care professionals, health educator, health promotion directors, and coordinators in private or community settings.

[2] Baccalaureate Degree Programs

[2.1] Bachelor of Science in Health Education

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in community health education requires successful completion of 120 hours, including (1) the general education component, (2) degree requirements, and (3) major courses as listed below.

Note: Admission to the Bachelor of Science degree program, with a major in community health education, requires an overall GPA of 2.3 (on a 4.0 scale). However, enrollment in health sciences intership (HSCI 4600) requires an overall GPA of 2.5.

[2.1.1] Major in Health Education

Health Education Requirements (36 hours): H ED 3300, 3301, 3320, 4300, 4320, 4331, 4370, 4600; (9 hours) to be selected from the following approved by the major advisor: H ED 2201, 2320, 3305, 3315, 4301, 4302, 4303, 4312, 4343.

[2.1.2] Prevention Emphasis

Health Education Requirements (34 hours): H ED 3120, 3300, 3301, 3315, 3320, 4300, 4301, 4302, 4312, 4331, 4600;  6 hours from the following: H ED 2320, 3305, 4301 or 4302, 4343, 4370.

Related Requirements (11 hours) : BIOL 2405, 2411, MKTG 4360 or 4361.

[2.1.3] Health Occupations Option

Health Education Requirements (31 hours): H ED 3300, 3305, H SC 4210, 4600; 12 hours to be approved by major advisor.

Related Requirements (17 hours): BIOL 2405, 2411, and 9 hours selected with consent of advisor.

[2.1.4] Minor in Health Education (PETE) (23 credit hours)

This minor is coupled with the P-8, 7-12 BSE in Kinesiology and Physical Education major. For more information, contact the chair of the Department of Health Sciences (450-3194) or the chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (450-3148).

The minor requires successful completion of the following courses (23 credit hours), with a grade of C or better in each course:

H ED 2201 First Aid
H ED 2320 Mental Health
H ED 3300 Health Education Methods and Materials
H ED 3301 Theoretical Bases of Health Education
H ED 3305 Human Sexuality
H ED 4303 Environmental Health Problems
H ED 4312 Drug Education
H ED 4331 Program Planning and Evaluation

[2.1.5] Minor in Health Education (Non-PETE) (25 credit hours)

The minor in Health Education for Non-PETE majors (that is, students not majoring in physical education teacher education) requires successful completion of 25 hours:

Required Health Education Courses (12 credit hours):

H ED 3300 Health Education Methods and Materials
H ED 3301 Theoretical Bases of Health Education
H ED 4300 Community Health Problems
H ED 4331 Program Planning and Evaluation

Health Education Electives (5 credit hours)

H ED 2201 First Aid
H ED 2320 Mental Health
H ED 3305 Human Sexuality
H ED 4301 Health Education in the Medical Care Setting
H ED 4302 Health Education in the Worksite
H ED 4303 Environmental Health Problems
H ED 4312 Drug Education
H ED 4370 Administration of Health Programs

Related Requirements (8 credit hours)

BIOL 2405 Human Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 2411 Microbiology

[2.2] Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Degree requirements include successful completion of a minimum of 120 hours, including (1) the general education component, (2) degree requirements, (3) the health sciences core, and (4) one of the emphases in health sciences. Because of the number of hours included in the health science major, no minor is required.

Health Science Core (15 hours): BIOL 2405 or 2406 or 2407, CHEM 1450 or 1402, PHYS 1405, and Statistics (SOC 2321 or PSYC 2330 or MATH 2311).

          [2.2.1] Gerontology Emphasis

Degree Requirements (30 hours): H ED 2310, 4310, 4390, 4600; PSYC 3360, 4352; SOC 3381, 4331, 4334.

Related Requirements (23 hours): MIS 2343 (formerly INFO 2343); CHEM 1402; BIOL 4351; H SC 3123; H ED 3320, 4331, 4343, 4370.

Electives (9 hours): PHIL 1320, 4350; SOC 3361, 4322, 4351; ACCT 4325; H ED 2320, 3305, 4301, 4312.

          [2.2.2] Health Services Administration Emphasis

Degree Requirements (46 hours): BIOL 2405 and 4 hours of BIOL electives; CHEM 1402 and 1403 or CHEM 1450 and 1451; PHYS 1410 and 1420; H SC 3123; PSYC 1300; BIOL 4311, 4351; H SC 4600; H ED 3315, 4301.

Related Requirements (23 hours): MIS 2343; ECON 2320, 2321; ACCT 2310, 2311; FINA 3330; MGMT 3340; MKTG 3350, and a basic statistics course must be completed prior to enrollment in upper-division courses.

Electives (6 hours): approved H ED courses.

          [2.2.3] Occupational Therapy Emphasis

The curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science in health sciences, occupational therapy emphasis, requires 25 hours of prerequisite coursework. In addition to general education requirements and 54 hours in the major. A total of 126 hours are required for the degree. For more information, see the Occupational Therapy section in this bulletin.

          [2.2.4] Physical Therapy Emphasis

Degree Requirements (54 hours): BIOL 2406, 2407, 3450, 3370, BIOL elective (2411 or 4311 or 4351); CHEM 1451 or 2450; PHYS 1420; PSYC elective; CSCI 1300 or MIS 2343 (formerly INFO 2343); H SC 3123, WRTG 3310.

Guided Electives (21 hours): Choose 7 courses from the following list: H ED 3305, 3320, 4300, 4301, 4302, 4312, 4343, 4395; KPED 3311, 4300; MGMT 3305, 3315; NUTR 3370, 4315; PSYC 3325, 3350, 3351, 3360, 4320, 4325; SOC 3310, 3350, 3361, 3381, 4331, 4335, 4343.

Additional Electives (13 hours): The Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Health Sciences - Physical Therapy Emphasis requires a total of 124 semester credit hours, of which 40 credit hours must be upper division.

          [2.2.5] Minor in Gerontology (21 hours)

The minor in gerontology requires the completion of 21 credit hours in approved courses.  The minor offers an interdisciplinary perspective of the study of the aged and the aging process and is designed for students with a general interest in aging or those considering a career which involves working with the aged.

Core Courses (15 hours minimum): H ED 2310, 4310, 4390; SOC 4331; one course from the following: SOC 3381; PSYC 3360, PSYC 4352.

Electives (6 hours minimum): H SC 3123; H ED 4331, 4343; BIOL 4351; SOC 4334.  Other electives may be approved with prior consultation with the gerontology program advisor or the department chair.

[2.3] Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies is the only undergraduate degree program of its kind in Arkansas. The degree has two tracks: Prevention and Treatment. The degree requires successful completion of 120 hours including (1) the general education component, (2) degree requirements, and (3) major courses as listed below.

          [2.3.1] Core Courses and Related Requirements

Both tracks required the following core courses (9 hours): H ED 2320, H ED 3315, H ED 4312. Related requirements for the Prevention and Treatment tracks are PSYC 2330, PSCY 3332, PSYC 4320, BIOL 2405, and a biology elective.

          [2.3.2] Prevention Track

Requirements for the Prevention track include H ED 2201, H ED 3120, H ED 3301, H ED 3320, H ED 4300, H ED 4331, H ED 4370, H ED 4600.

Remaining credits (22) may be selected for a declared minor or from recommended courses selected in consultation with the departmental advisor.

          [2.3.3] Treatment Track

Requirements for the Treatment track include H ED 2201, H SC 2310, H SC 2320, H SC 2330, H SC 3310, H SC 3320, H SC 3330, H SC 4610.  One of the following courses can also be chosen for the Treatment track: PSYC 2370 or PSYC 4300.

Remaining credits (18) may be selected for a declared minor or from recommended courses selected in consultation with the departmental advisor.

          [2.3.4] Minor in Addiction Studies - Treatment Track

The minor in addiction studies requires successful completion of 18 hours of course work, including the following:

HSC 2310 Addication Counseling: Theory and Practice

HSC 2320 Addications: Assessment, Intervention and Treatment Planning

HSC 2330 Etiology and Epidemiology of Addiction

HSC 3310 Group Counseling Skills

HSC 3320 Legal and Ethical Issures in Addictions

HSC 3330 Family Systems and Addiction

This is an appropriate minor for any student majoring in a health, behavioral or social science field. Any student graduating with a degree in any of these fields would enhance their employment potential by having a minor in Addiction Studies. Students with a minor in Addiction Studies would be qualified for entry level addiction treatment positions in residential treatment facilities, the criminal justice system, drug courts, outpatient substance abuse treatment facilities in addition to positions in other fields that involve potential contact with a chemically dependent clientele. In addition to increasing employability, it would also provide the student the opportunity to serve the greater good by providing them with the tools to assist those afflicted with the disease of addiction.

[2.4] Bachelor of Professional Studies

The Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) program offers associate degree holders in the areas of health and technology the opportunity to increase knowledge and leadership skills and to enhance career opportunities. A total of 120 credits (with 40 of upper-division courses) must be completed, including the transfer of a maximum of 60 credits from an associate degree program.  The curriculum is designed to facilitate completion of remaining general education requirements and a set of core courses in one of the two areas of concentration: (1) Health and Safety and (2) Leadership and Technology. Following is a list of some of the associate degree programs that would prepare students for transfer to the BPS degree program (the list is not all-inclusive): AAS degrees in cardiopulmonary technology; computer information systems, computer information science, computer information systems technology, computer electronics technology, dental hygiene, emergency medical services, environmental/safety technology, medical laboratory technology, health information management, paramedics, respiratory therapy, and respiratory care.

          [2.4.1] Core Courses (12 credits)

MGMT 2341 Principles of Management or MGMT 2350 Basic Marketing

SPCH 3301 Organizational Communication

H ED 3310 Fundamentals of Occupational Health

WRTG 3310 Technical Writing

          [2.4.2] Professional Development Concentrations

Concentration in Leadership & Technology

Required Courses (18 credits): MGMT 3315 Diversity/Multicultural Communication, MIS 3321 Managing Systems and Technology, SPCH 3303 Gender Communication, SPCH 3307 Interpersonal Communication, MIS 3328 Systems Analysis and Design, MIS 3363 Telecommunications and Computer Networks.

Upper Level Electives (11 credits to be selected with the consent of the program advisor): MGMT 3310 Entrepreneurship, INSU 3315 Life and Health Insurance, INSU 3324 Risk and Insurance, PSYC 3311 Psychology of Business and Industry, MCOM 3305 Publication Design and Makeup, MGMT 3300 Labor/Management Relations, MGMT 3342 International Business, MGMT 3346 Personnel/Human Resource Management, MGMT 3349 Small Business Managment, MGMT 3350 Compensation Administration.

Concentration in Health and Safety

Required Courses (18 credits): BMED 3370 Introduction to Industrial Safety, H ED 4300 Community Health, H ED 4343 Health Strategies for Multicultural Populations, H ED 4370 Administration of Health Programs, H ED 4600 Health Sciences Internship.

Upper Level Electives (11 credits to be selected with consent of program advisor): H ED 3315 Theory & Practice of Prevention, H ED 3120 Prevention Practicum, H SC 3120 Medical Terminology, H SC 4210 Principles of Patient Care, H ED 4301 Health Education in the Medical Care Setting, H ED 4301 Health Education in the Worksite, H SC 4305 Technology Applications in the Health Sciences, PHIL 4350 Health Care Ethics, MKTG 4360 Health Care Marketing, MKTG 4361 Marketing Planning for Health Care Organizations, NURS 4325 Alternative & Complementary Health Care, H SC 4320 Health Promotion Interventions.

[3] Master's Degree

See Graduate Bulletin.

[4] Courses in Health Education ( H ED)

Follow this link for H ED course descriptions: course link.

[5] Courses in Health Sciences (H SC)

Follow this link for H SC course descriptions: course link.

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