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:
A. Student will demonstrate an understanding and knowledge in lower division Health and Human Sciences course, regarding the human body and the foundations of the human body.
B. Students will demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills on topics in human health and wellness amongst diverse individuals at the institutional setting as well as the allied health care setting.
C. Students will demonstrate an appreciation and application of the mission of the university and the department, as well as to ethics of health and human science related careers.
D. Students will demonstrate mastery and application of knowledge in upper division Health and Human Science courses.