The Department of Health Sciences prepares students in a variety of professions that focus on the physical and functional abilities of humans. Human functioning is the overriding theme of all curricula offerings. In addition to didactic aspects, many classes provide experiential learning through structured laboratories, practicum, and internship experiences. All programs provide opportunities to interact with faculty and to participate in both undergraduate and graduate research.
Health Sciences offers the following Undergraduate Degrees:
- Bachelor of Science: Exercise Science (EXSC)
- Bachelor of Science: Clinical Physiology
- Bachelor of Science: FSN - Dietetics Specialization
- Bachelor of Science: FSN – Foods and Nutrition Specialization
- Bachelor of Science: Paramedicine
- Bachelor of Science: Public Health
Health Sciences offers the following Supporting Minors:
Health Sciences offers the following Certificate Programs:
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMS 319)
- Dietetic Internship
Health Sciences offers the following Graduate Degrees:
To be admitted to a major or minor, all students must:
- Meet with an advisor in the specific program of interest. Because of the variety of options and the pre-admission requirements of programs, it is advisable to meet with an advisor early to plan the program schedule and to facilitate timely graduation.
- Complete specific pre-admission requirements (see individual programs).
- Complete and file a major application with the department office, signed by the academic advisor and the program director. Application forms can be obtained from the advisor or the department office.
- Complete and file with the department office, a program of study that lists the required and elective courses necessary for program completion. Course of study forms can be obtained from the academic advisor.
Student Scholarly Activities:
The department is student oriented and all programs provide a wide range of laboratory and field experiences as part of specific degree requirements and degree options. Students who engage early in optional learning experiences gain a better understanding of their profession, are more competitive in the job market, and increase their chances for graduate school admission.
Exercise Science Club: All EXSC students are required to join the EXSC Club. This student-run organization meets regularly to discuss academic planning and career opportunities, performs service activities, and plans recreational outings.
Nutrition Science Club: The NSC provides opportunities for students to use their knowledge and skills in performing service activities, learn about career opportunities, discuss academic planning, and engage in recreational activities.
EMT Club: The EMT Club is a student organization that is purposed to provide basic life support services to on-campus activities as a means of first-line-response. The EMT Club is comprised of current students that are certified emergency medical technicians. The EMT Club is supervised by a faculty member of the Paramedic Program and is provided the necessary emergency medical equipment and continuing education to provide essential emergency medical services.Student Academic SenateNEHS Senator: Sarah Tracey
Additional fees are assessed for many of the department’s laboratory and field experience courses. These fees are used to partially support materials purchased and transportation costs.
- Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the university and of the specific degree program of study.
- Application for the bachelor’s degree must be filed by the second Friday of the quarter preceding the quarter in which the degree is to be received. Instructions and deadlines are available through Registrar Services.