Bachelor of Arts Health Sciences
Health care is a sweeping field, encompassing a vast number of careers. If you’re sure you are interested in health care but don’t know what to focus on, our health sciences major could be a great fit! You’ll gain health care fundamentals that will serve you well in any career path.
All new first-year applicants to St. Scholastica will be awarded either the Benedictine Scholarship or the Access Award, upon admission to the College.
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36 health science/related credits
16 upper-division health science/related
Here are some classes you could take as part of this major or minor. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.
HSC 2201 – Nutrition
Introduces the basic principles of nutrition including energy, proteins, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals and water with application to individual diet assessment. Recommendations for meeting the changing nutritional needs throughout the lifecycle. Basic exploration of current food/nutrition issues. Four class hours, independent projects.
HSC 3020 – Pathophysiology
Study of the general mechanisms of disease at the cellular and molecular levels, including abnormalities of fluid distribution, the inflammatory process, abnormal immune mechanisms, and neoplastic disease, followed by an application of the basic principles of pathologic processes to diseases of the neurologic, endocrine, reproductive, hematologic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal and digestive systems. Prerequisite: a completed course in Anatomy/Physiology.
HSC 4700 – Health Science Interdisciplinary Leadership
Focuses on specific leadership strategies of building respect and collaboration among members of health science disciplines through patient/client centered and ethical decision-making approaches. Students will have opportunities to develop skills to function as leaders representing their professions as part of an interdisciplinary team. Additionally, the ATHENS EHR System, which is a state-of-the-art electronic health record, will be used by students in this course to develop their confidence and competence with employing this type of clinical information technology in the practice of their profession. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
HSC 4777 – Topics in Health Sciences
Studies subjects dealing with healthcare delivery systems in U.S. and/or other countries, such as the philosophy, organization/structure, innovations, benefits, concerns and/or future orientation of the systems. Must be approved by school dean.
Equipped with critical thinking skills and a broad knowledge of health care and human services systems, graduates of this program have gone on to work in continuing care retirement communities, hospitals, nonprofits and other healthcare facilities. Others have pursued graduate study in such areas as occupational therapy, athletic training other health science professions.
Boost your brainpower and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, French, German, Latin, Ojibwe, Russian and Spanish.
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