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2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog

Academic Learning Compact

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Health Science
Description of the Major
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Health Science will be prepared for careers in health care systems or organizations providing health or more general human services to individuals/communities with health concerns. They will learn the foundational skills necessary to succeed in the dynamic health care environment and/or enter postbaccalaureate academic programs such as medicine, physical therapy and public health.

Additional information is available from your major's website.
Before Graduating You Must
  • Earn grades of C or better in HSC 3502, Survey of Diseases/Disability, HSC 4558, Disability Management, and PHC 4101, Public Health Concepts.
  • Pass a BHS capstone exam.
  • Satisfy the Florida statutory requirements for CLAST.
  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the U.S. health care system and the role of the health professional in this system.
  2. Understand and comprehensively describe various disabilities and factors affecting management.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of disease and disability on the health of populations.
  4. Demonstrate basic knowledge of core bioethical and legal principles impacting contemporary health issues.
  5. Develop appropriate professional behaviors and leadership skills for careers in health care.
  6. Critically evaluate the empirical bases of practice in health science disciplines.
  7. Demonstrate basic therapeutic communication skills using appropriate presentation modalities.

Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
HSA 3111 X            
HSC 3057           X  
HSC 3502   X          
HSC 3661             X
HSC 4184         X    
HSC 4558   X          
HSC 4608L X       X X  
HSC 4653L       X      
OTH 3416   X          
PHC 4101   X X        
RCS 4240 X X       X  
RCS 4415L             X
RCS 4800       X X    
RCS 4930 X X          

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