Health & Health Sciences

Major in Biological Sciences: Health Sciences and minors in Healthcare Management and Holistic Health Studies.
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For the major in Biological Sciences: Health Sciences, visit the page describing majors in the sciences.

Healthcare Management Minor

The total courses required for Healthcare Management minor is 7 (20-22 sem. hrs.).


All of the following:

HS 100 Introduction to the Health Sciences (3 sem. hrs.)
HS 290/390 Experiential Learning (2–4 sem. hrs.)
BUS 201 Principles of Management (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 213 Principles of Accounting I (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 233 Economics of Health and Medical Care (3 sem. hrs.)
MATH 151 Elementary Statistics (3 sem. hrs.)

One of the following:

BUS 202 Principles of Marketing (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 214 Principles of Accounting II (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 230 Introduction Human Resource Management (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 250 Innovation & Creative Problem Solving (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 sem. hrs.)
PSY 306 Introduction to Organizational Behavior (3 sem. hrs.)

Holistic Health Studies Minor

The minor in Holistic Health Studies prepares students for careers in both mainstream and alternative health professions within the context of a liberal arts education. Through intensive hands-on practice, theoretical analysis and research, reflective writing, and internship(s), students focus on sustainable, life-long health, developing self-awareness and engagement with community while learning marketable skills. Students completing the Holistic Health Studies minor will build a foundation for further study, working toward such careers as: physical therapist, personal trainer, massage therapist, dance/yoga instructor, athletic coach, nutritionist, or wellness coach.


All of the following (9-11 sem. hrs.)

HHS 100 Introduction to Holistic Health Studies (3 sem. hrs.)
BIOL 114L Anatomy and Physiology I (4 sem. hrs.)
HHS 290/390 Internship (2-4 sem. hrs.)

One of the following (.5-3 sem. hrs.)

HS 100 Introduction to Health Sciences (3 sem. hrs.)
PE 190 Nutrition and Women's Health (1 sem. hrs.)
PE 105 Meditation for Stress Reduction (.5 sem. hrs.)

One of the following (3 sem. hrs.)

PSY 206 Health Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)
PSY 275 Positive Psychology ( 3 sem. hrs.)
PSY 338 Psychotherapy (3 sem. hrs.)
PSY 342 Biological Bases of Behavior (3 sem. hrs.)

Any combination of the following for 4-5 credits

PE 123 Yoga (.5 sem. hrs.)
PE 223 Intensive Yoga (.5 sem. hrs.)
DANC 106 Get Moving (3 sem. hrs.)
DANC 205 Modern Dance Technique I (2 sem. hrs.)
DANC 206 Ballet Technique I (1 sem.hrs.)
DANC 209 Jazz Dance Technique (1 sem hrs.)
DANC 305 Modern Dance Technique II (2 sem. hrs.)
DANC 306 Ballet Technique II (2 sem. hrs.)

One of the following (2-4 sem. hrs.)

DANC 325 Dance Composition and Laban Movement Analysis ( 3 sem. hrs.)
PHIL 331 Mind (3 sem. hrs.)
PSY 330 Indigenous Psychologies ( 3 sem. hrs.)
WGS 245 Body Politics (3 sem. hrs.)

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