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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Health Sciences, B.S.



Admission to major: Any student who has been accepted by Cleveland State University and who is in good academic standing can choose to major in Health Sciences Pre-Physician Assisting, General Interest, and Associate Degree/Bachelor of Science Completion Tracks

Admission to the Pre-Therapy Track: Students who meet one of the following criteria may declare the Health Sciences Pre-­Therapy Track as their major.
1. Freshman who meet the following requirements may declare the Health Sciences Pre-Therapy Track (pre-­OT or pre-­PT) as their major upon admission to CSU:
    a. ACT 24 or SAT of 1170 or
    b. Accepted into CSU's Honors or Scholars Programs OR
2. Students who have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours of postsecondary education at CSU may declare the Health Sciences Pre-­Therapy Track (pre-­OT or pre-PT) as their major if they have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at CSU OR
3. Transfer students who have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours of postsecondary education at another accredited institution may declare Health Sciences Pre‐Therapy Track as their major upon admission if they have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The Registrar's Office calculates cumulative GPAs as part of the admission's process.

Minimum hours required for major: Students must complete the core courses and 51 credit hours in an area of emphasis. Areas of emphasis for the Pre-Therapy track and Pre-Physician Assistant Science Track are described below. The courses of study for students in the General Interest and Associate Degree/Bachelor of Science completion tracks are designed based on individual interests and must be approved by an academic adviser, an HSC adviser, or a COSHP adviser. All students must complete a capstone experience. The choice of capstone varies depending on the track.

Five tracks are offered: Associate Degree/Bachelor of Science Completion Program for the student already holding an associate degree in a health-related field who wishes to complete a baccalaureate degree; General Interest for the student interested in health-related careers but who is uncertain about which health profession to pursue; Health Promotion for the student who plans to enter the community health or health promotion field; Pre-Therapy for the student planning to apply to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program or Master of Occupational Therapy Program; and Pre-Physician Assistant Science for the student planning to apply to the Master of Science in Health Science Physician Assistant Science Track.

Upper-Division Honors/Scholars Programs: Qualified Health Sciences majors may pursue admission into the Health Sciences Upper Division Honors/Scholars Programs (available for all tracks). All credits earned through the Health Sciences Upper Division Honors/Scholars Programs will be applied to the area of emphasis.

Special requirement: Students pursuing a B.S. in Health Sciences must earn grades of "C" or above in order for courses to count toward satisfying the requirements for the health sciences major.

Major-Field Requirements


In addition to fulfilling the general course requirements of the university and the college, B.S. in Health Sciences majors are required to complete the health sciences core and 51 credits specific to an area of emphasis within one of four tracks: Associate Degree/Bachelor of Science Completion, General Interest, Health Promotion, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physical Therapy or Pre-PA.

Areas of Emphasis

Students in all tracks are required to establish an Area of Emphasis. The number of credits in the Area of Emphasis must be at least 51. Students in the Associate Degree/Bachelor of Science Completion and General Interest Tracks work with an adviser to design an area of emphasis reflecting their particular interests and the skills required for the kinds of positions they wish to pursue. The Health Promotion, Pre-Therapy and Pre-Physician Assisting Tracks have specific courses students must complete. However, students may need to select additional electives. Students are encouraged to explore with their HSC adviser minors and certificate programs that may be applied toward their area of emphasis. Highly recommended certificate programs are the Gerontology Studies Certificate; the Certificate in Culture, Communication and Health; and the Bioethics Certificate. The concentrations in Urban Health, Health and Wellness, Community Health, and Human Factors are also recommended. The program has identified pre-approved electives and a listing of these is available on the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences website or from the School. Students are required to update their program of study at least annually in collaboration with their adviser. Advising will be provided by the academic adviser or by faculty in the School of Health Sciences or by an adviser in the College of Sciences and Health Professions Dean's Office. Every student must have an approved program of study by the end of his or her first semester in the major.

Tracks


Health Promotion Track


Core - Three Courses

General Interest


Core - Three Courses

Area of Emphasis

Designed for students interested in health-related careers but who are uncertain which profession they prefer at this time. Students must complete a minimum of 51 credits in an area of emphasis in addition to the health sciences core. Students are encouraged to explore with their HSC adviser minors and certificate programs which may be applied toward their area of emphasis. Highly recommended certificate programs are the Gerontology Studies Certificate; the Certificate in Culture, Communication and Health; and the Bioethics Certificate. Concentrations in Urban Health, Health and Wellness, Community Health, and Human Factors are also recommended. The program has identified recommended electives. A listing of these is available on the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences website or from the School. Students are encouraged to visit the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences website.

Post-baccalaureate students who are seeking to enter the NEOMED Program may pursue this track. They must only complete 30 credits at Cleveland State University, including the health sciences core except HSC 200 - Introduction to Health Sciences , the Urban Health Concentration, 11 credits of pre-approved electives, and HSC 499 - Exit Evaluation . They do not need to complete general education requirements.

Exit Evaluation - One Course

Pre-Physical Therapy Track


Core - Three Courses

Pre-Physical Therapy Area of Emphasis - Eight Courses

Students interested in applying to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program must also complete the following, which are applied to the area of emphasis:

Exit Evaluation - One course

Note(s)

*Slight course requirement variations may occur for pre-physical therapy students enrolled in the Honors Program. Consult an HSC adviser for more information.

For additional information regarding the Doctor of Physical Therapy, consult the Graduate Catalog or contact the School of Health Sciences.

Pre-Occupational Therapy Track


Core - Three Courses

Pre-Occupational Therapy Area of Emphasis - Three Courses

Students interested in the Master of Occupational Therapy Program must also complete the following, plus 15 credits of electives in an area of emphasis:

Exit Evaluation - One course

Electives - 15 credit hours

Pre-Physician Assistant Science Track


A student choosing the Pre-Physician Assistant Science Track must complete the 51 credits of programmatic prerequisites for the Physician Assistant Program offered by the Master of Science in Health Sciences Program and Cuyahoga Community College, in addition to the required health sciences core.

Students interested in applying to the Master of Science in Health Sciences Physician Assistant Science Track must complete the following:

Core Courses

Exit Evaluation - One course

Electives - 12 credit hours

Note(s)

The program has identified recommended electives. A listing of these is available on the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences website or from the School.

For additional information regarding the Master of Science in Health Sciences Physician Assistant Track, consult the Graduate Catalog or contact the School of Health Sciences.

Associate Degree/Bachelor of Science Completion Track


This track is designed for the student already holding an associate degree in a health-related field who wishes to complete a baccalaureate degree. In addition to the health sciences core, students interested in this track must complete a minimum of 51 credits in an area of emphasis. Students are encouraged to explore with their HSC adviser minors and certificate programs that may be applied toward their area of emphasis. Highly recommended certificate programs are the Gerontology Studies Certificate; the Certificate in Culture, Communication and Health; and the Bioethics Certificate. The concentrations in Urban Health, Health and Wellness, Community Health, and Human Factors are also recommend.  The program has identified recommended electives. A listing of these is available on the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences website or from the School.

A special articulation agreement is applied to students who have completed an Associate's Degree in Allied Health from Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) or an Associate's Degree in Health Technologies from Lakeland Community College. The 2+2 Agreement streamlines the process for students who have completed any one of the allied health majors at Cuyahoga Community College or health technology majors at Lakeland Community College by predetermining coursework that may be applied toward the area of emphasis in the Health Sciences major. Depending on the allied health program completed at Tri-C or health technology program completed at Lakeland CC, students will need to complete anywhere between 18 - 24 additional credits toward their major, General Education Requirements, a minimum of 42 upper division credit hours (300-400 level courses), and a minimum of 120 credits for a degree. It is recommended that students select from an array of courses offered through the School of Health Sciences or minor and/or certificate programs offered at CSU to apply toward their Health Sciences major and upper division course work. HSC 200 - Introduction to Health Sciences  is waived for all students entering the Health Sciences major through the 2+2 Agreements.

Urban Health Concentration


Postbac NEOMED Students


Accelerated Bachelor and Master of Science in Health Sciences


The 5-Year BS + MS in Health Sciences is an accelerated degree completion program designed for high-performing undergraduates in the General Interest or Associate Degree Completion (2+2) Tracks of the Health Sciences Major.  This program is designed to respond to the growing job opportunities in health-related settings by shortening the time for completion of a Masters degree.  Students can jump-start their careers as professionals in health sciences by accelerating the completion of the two degrees.  For more information, refer to the Graduate Catalog or contact the School of Health Sciences.