The Health and Human Sciences (HHSC) major provides students an opportunity to learn about the human body and health by combining classroom training with state-of-the-art hands-on laboratory experiences. Students in the department of HHSC are interested in kinesiology, exercise science, understanding chronic disease, use of exercise and nutrition to promote health, or the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. With the variety of class offerings, laboratory experiences, and internship opportunities, this major will prepare students for graduate studies in physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise science, nursing, physician assistant, public health, entry-level graduate programs in athletic training, and other health professions.
The Health and Human Sciences major offers specialized programs to provide prerequisite training for graduate programs or careers in such fields as: physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, nursing, public health, exercise science, and entry-level graduate programs in athletic training.
Student learning outcomes for the health and human sciences majors:
- Students will demonstrate basic understanding and appreciation of the human body's relationship to health and wellness through science, theory and application.
- Students will demonstrate effective communication skills necessary to explain to others effectively and accurately about human health and wellness in a variety of organizational and institutional settings.
- Students will demonstrate critical-thinking skills and the ability to access and critically evaluate relevant health information and resources.
- Students will demonstrate the interpersonal skills required to work cooperatively with diverse individuals and groups on issues related to the human condition.
- Students will demonstrate basic understanding and appreciation of cultural, philosophical and professional considerations related to health and wellness.
- Students will demonstrate a world view that integrates spiritual and ethical values with their vocational calling.
- Students will have clear career goals and demonstrate practical preparation for their career.