Department of Health Sciences

Chair and Associate Professor: Dr. Fox, 450-3194
Professor: Dr. Hubbard, Dr. Rainey
Assistant Professor: Dr. Hudson, Dr. Marshall
Clinical Instructor II: Dr. French, Ms. Ray
Clinical Instructor I: Ms. Gilbreath, Ms. Jamerson, Ms. Shelton, Ms. Smith
Instructor: Ms. Allen, Mr. Barlow, Ms. Dulac

[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 UCA Core: complete 38 hours to meet lower-division UCA Core requirements and complete upper-division UCA Core requirements using major, minor, or elective courses (see the UCA Core requirements); (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 (39 hours): H ED 3300, 3301, 3320, 3325, 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.

[2.1.1.1] 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.

[2.1.1.2] 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.

[2.1.2] 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

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

The minor in Health Education for Non-PETE majors (that is, student 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 UCA Core: complete 38 hours to meet lower-division UCA Core requirements and complete upper-division UCA Core requirements using major, minor, or elective courses (see the UCA Core requirements); (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 2450 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 Occupational Therapy Emphasis is not accepting students at this time.

[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 UCA Core: complete 38 hours to meet lower-division UCA Core requirements and complete upper-division UCA Core requirements using major, minor, or elective courses (see the UCA Core requirements); (2) degree requirements; and (3) major courses as listed below.

[2.3.1] Core Courses and Related Requirements

Both tracks required the following Addiction Studies core courses (9 hours): H ED 2320, H ED 3315, H ED 4312. Related requirements for the Prevention and Treatment tracks are PSYC 2330, PSYC 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

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

H SC 2310 Addiction Counseling: Theory and Practice
H SC 2320 Addictions: Assessment, Intervention and Treatment Planning
H SC 2330 Etiology and Epidemiology of Addiction
H SC 3310 Group Counseling Skills
H SC 3320 Legal and Ethical Issues in Addictions
H SC 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 students 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

[2.4.2.1] 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 Management
MGMT 3350 Compensation Administration.

[2.4.2.2] 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 the Graduate Bulletin.

[4] Course Links

[4.1] Courses in Health Education (H ED)

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

[4.2] Courses in Health Sciences (H SC)

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