Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Learning Outcomes for Health Science Majors
The B.S. in the health sciences program seeks to produce graduates who:
- Demonstrate through both speaking and writing an understanding of biological, physical, and social sciences related to human movement, sport, exercise, and contemporary health issues.
- Identify and describe challenges to the natural homeostatic mechanisms of the body and mind and how both adapt to these challenges.
- Apply knowledge to prevent and control diseases in diverse populations related to lifestyle, behaviors, physical activity, and nutrition.
- Use both qualitative and quantitative methods to appraise risk factors, health status, fitness, and physical skills, and then design safe and effective programs to target these areas in various populations.
- Effectively communicate health, exercise, fitness, sport and physical activity information through a variety of teaching techniques.
- Demonstrate an ability to apply theoretical knowledge, research skills, use of technology, and professionally appropriate and ethical behaviors in workplace settings.