B.S. Health Science, Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration

This concentration will prepare students to apply to a graduate program in occupational therapy.  Graduate occupational therapy programs will accept a wide range of undergraduate degrees, but the B.S. in Health Science with the pre-occupational therapy concentration prepares the student for future practice in health care while efficiently including the prerequisite courses.

Core Requirements (20-24 credits)

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health Science must complete 8 of the 9 General Education Objectives (a minimum of 36 credits--see the General Education Requirements in the Academic Information section of this catalog).  Students must also satisfy the core requirements listed below and the requirements for one of the health science concentrations.  All graduates of this program will earn a B.S. in Health Science, irrespective of which concentration is selected.

Required Courses (12 credits)

BIOL 2227
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lab
DHS 4426Evidence Based Research in Health Sciences3
HE 2200Promoting Wellness3
HE/HCA 2210Medical Terminology and Communication2
or HO 0106 Medical Terminology

Professional Competencies (3 credits)

Select ONE:
HCA 2215Healthcare Leadership3
HCA 4475Health Law and Bioethics3
HO 0107Medical Law and Ethics3
PHIL 2230Medical Ethics3

Health Care (3 credits)

Select ONE:
ECON 4440Economics of Health Care3
HCA 1115US Health System3
HCA 3340Healthcare Policy3

Communication (2-3 credits)

Select ONE:
ANTH 4409Clinical Medical Anthropology3
CMP 3308Groups and Communication3
CMP 4422Conflict Management3
COUN 3300Interpersonal Skills in Health Professions2
ENGL 3307Professional and Technical Writing3
HE 4410Health Behavior Change Theory and Application3
HE 4425Patient Education Skills2

Diversity (0-3 credits)

Some courses in this group also fulfill one of the three previous competency areas.  The credits for these courses are not counted twice if the course was chosen to complete an earlier core area.

Select ONE:
ANTH 4407Anthropology of Global Health3
ANTH 4409Clinical Medical Anthropology3
COUN 3300Interpersonal Skills in Health Professions2
HCA 4475Health Law and Bioethics3
HE 4425Patient Education Skills2
Students must have an overall 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) in BS Health Science Core courses with no grades below a C-.

Concentration Requirements

ANTH 2238Peoples and Cultures of the New World3
BIOL 3302
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab
CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
ENGL 1101Writing and Rhetoric I3-4
or ENGL 1101P Writing and Rhetoric I Plus
MATH 1153Statistical Reasoning3
PSYC 2225Child Development3
PSYC 3301Abnormal Psychology3
SOC 1101Introduction to Sociology3
5 additional courses (3 credits each) from economics, education, ethics, fine arts, foreign language, history, humanities, literature, and philosophy15
Students must complete all Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration courses with a grade of "C" or higher.

Highly Recommended Electives:

ENGL 3307Professional and Technical Writing3
PHYS 1111
PHYS 1113
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory