School of Health Sciences

Area of Emphasis

Area of Emphasis Electives
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Course Concentrations For General Interest And
Associate Degree Completion Tracks

Pre-Approved Areas of Emphasis for General Interest and Associate Degree Tracks

Highly Recommended Certificate Programs

Highly Recommended Minor Programs

Recommended Certificate Programs

Recommended Minor Programs

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Recommendations for Area of Emphasis:

The BSHS major requires that a student complete 53 credits toward an area of emphasis, in addition to the Core HSC courses.  While students are free to design their own area of emphasis with their HSC advisor, it is recommended that students tailor their emphasis in the one of the areas suggested below, which could include completing a minor or certificate program from a different department or college to assure that the student receives an adequate background in their area of interest.  All students completing the General Interest Track MUST obtain their advisor’s written approval of their area of emphasis.

When designing their area of emphasis, students are encouraged to think about skills they may need to help them succeed in the work force. With this in mind, the Department of Health Sciences has identified some recommended areas of study.  Many students completing the general interest track or associate degree completion track may consider completing minors and/or certificates offered by other departments.  These courses will be applied toward your HSC major.  The University requires that a minimum of 16 credit hours toward the area of emphasis MUST be completed at Cleveland State University.

Pre-Approved Course Concentrations for General Interest and Associate Degree Completion Tracks:  (Applied to Area of Emphasis)

Students must have 53 credits toward their area of emphasis.  Students may select a pre-approved area of emphasis, certificate program, and/or choose from a list of pre-approved electives.

We highly recommend that students select at least one of the pre-approved areas of emphasis:  Human Factors, Health and Wellness, or Community Health Issues.  We also highly recommend that students consider completing either the Gerontology Studies Certificate or Culture, Communication and Health Certificate, or other highly recommended or recommended certificates/minors from other departments.

Students also may choose from a list of pre-approved electives which can be added to complete their area of emphasis or seek approval from the B.S. in Health Sciences Program of other courses not listed on this website.  Health Science honors students may apply their HSC honors courses to their area of emphasis.

Human Factors:  This area of concentration focuses on how the human body functions and includes courses already offered by HSC, PED, and SPH.  Students should take a minimum of 4 courses on this list that will be applied toward their area of emphasis.

HSC 381 Pathology (4)

HSC 408:  Clinical Hematology (4 cr)

HSC 422 Physiology (4)

HSC 475/457 Human Gross Anatomy (4/2)

HSC 476/478 Neuroscience (4/1)

PED 322 Kinesiology (3)

PED 330 Motor Learning and Development (4)

PED 471 Biomechanics of Sport and Fundamental Skills (3)

PED 472 Physiology of Aging (4)

Health and Wellness:  This concentration explores health and wellness issues across the lifespan from an interdisciplinary perspective.  Many courses are offered in HSC, HED, PED, PSY, SOC, and SWK.  Students should take a minimum of 4 courses on this list that will go toward their area of emphasis.

HED 210 Personal Health (3)

HED 359 Principles of Health Education (3)

HED 450 Theories in Health Education and Health Behavior (4)

HED 471 Substance Abuse Education (3)

HED 474 Stress Management (3)

HED 475 Nutrition and Physical Activity (3)

HED 477 Social Issues and Needs in Nutrition (3)

HSC 341 Environmental Health (3)

HSC 344 Social Issues in Health Care (3)

HSC 346 Women’s Health (3)

HSC 407 Basic Pharmacotherapeutics (3 cr)

HSC 426 Functional Performance of Older Adults (3)

HSC 467 Practicum in Gerontology (1)

NUR 250 Health Problems of African Americans/minorities (4)

NUR 498 Health of Older Persons (4)

PED 430  Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Activity (4)

PED 477 Prevention and Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Disease (3)

PSY 353 Health Psychology (4)

PSY 351 Personal Behavior Modification (4)

PSY 385 Psychology of Motivation (4)

SOC 312 Sociology of Mental Illness

SOC 343 Medical Sociology (3)

SWK 475 Alternative Health Systems (4)

Community Health Issues: This concentration explores how society and culture impact access to health care or important community issues that affect individual wellbeing.  HSC, SOC and UST offer courses relevant to this concentration.  Students should take a minimum of 4 courses on this list that will be applied toward their area of emphasis.

HCA 301 The American Health Care System (3)

HSC 341 Environmental Health (3)

HSC 344 Social Issues in Health Care (3)

HSC  346  Women’s Health (3)

SOC 203   Sociology of Poverty (3)

SOC 305   Urban Sociology (4)

SOC 312   Sociology of Mental Illness (4)

SOC 343   Medical Sociology (4)

PSM/UST 302  Contemporary Urban Issues (4)

Pre-Physician Assistant (A new proposed Track – approval pending: currently part of general interest track)

Advising Form

Required:

BIO 200/201  (intro 1 ) (3/1)

BIO 202/203   (intro 2) (3/1)

BIO 264/265 (micro) (3/1)

BIO 266/267 (A&P I) (3/1)

BIO 268/269 (A&PII) (3/1)

Chem 261/266 (General I) (4/1)

Chem 262/267 (General II) (4/1) or Chem 272/277 (Honors General) (4/2)

Chem 331/336 (Organic I) (4/2)

PSY 101 Intro (4)

PSY 311 Statistics (4)

Recommended electives (need 9 additional credits to complete area of emphasis):

BIO 310/311 Genetics (3/1)

COM 362 Health Communication (4)

COM 332 Interracial Communication (4)

COM 348 Intercultural Communication (4)

HSC 407 Pharmacotherapeutics (3) or BIO 262 Introduction to Pharmacology (3)

PSY 345 Abnormal Psychology (4)

Students should also consider doing a career experience.  The PA program at Tri-C requires minimum of 3.0 in math and sciences, minimum of 2080 hours of patient care (1 year), 40 hrs of shadowing a PA 

Highly Recommended Certificate Programs Available through the Dept of Health Sciences: (may be applied toward the HSC Major.  Advising for these certificates is provided by the COS/HSC advisers). 

Gerontology Studies Certificate:  Director, Beth Ekelman

Culture, Communication, and Health Certificate: Director, Beth Ekelman

*Highly Recommended Certificates from other departments:  ( All courses within these certificates may be applied toward the HSC Major:  Students are responsible for contacting these departments for advising on the certificate requirements).

*Certificate in Bioethics:  (12 credits):  Philosophy Department

*Science Writing Certificate (18 credit hours): School of Communication

*Highly Recommended Minors from other Departments: (All courses within these minors may be applied toward the HSC Major:  Students are responsible for contacting these departments for advising on the minor requirements)

*Anthropology Minor:  20 credit hours

*Biology Minor: 16 credit hours

*Chemistry Minor:  24 credits

*Communications Minor:  20 credit hours:

*Physics Minor:  (18 credits)

*Psychology Minor: 19-20 credits

*Sociology Minor: 18 credit hours

Recommended Certificates from other departments:  (All courses within these certificates may be applied toward the HSC Major:  Students are responsible for contacting these departments for advising on the certificate requirements).

Professional Writing Certificate Program:  School of Communciations

Multimedia Advertising Certificate

International Studies (Three Certificates)

Language and Culture for Global Affairs (16 credits)

Cross-Cultural Communication (14-15 credits)

Language Skills for Business (14-16 credits)

Recommended Minors from other Departments:

(Students are responsible for contacting these departments for advising on the minor requirements. Not all courses within these minors will be counted toward the Area of Emphasis. Consult with a HSC advisor for details.)

Urban Services Administration Minor

Environmental Science Minor

Environmental Studies Minor

Urban Studies Minor

Accounting Minor

Business Minor

Computer & Information Science Minor

Information Systems Minor

Finance Minors

Management and Labor Relations Minor

Marketing Minor

Operations Management & Business Statistics Minor