BHS in Health Science with Emphasis in Health & Wellness Services
Degree Program Description
The health and wellness services emphasis will prepare students for application to clinical or graduate programs in fields such as accelerated nursing, applied behavior analysis, or health education and promotion. The health and wellness services emphasis may also prepare students who have appropriate work experience as an undergraduate to work in fields such as health and human services, non-profit organizations, and corporate health promotion, and wellness programming. The health and wellness emphasis services area includes 20 hours of core required courses, professional emphasis requirements and required health science electives that complement the student's pathway. In addition, the health science program requires an internship that is appropriate for a student's career goals. Examples of internships for the health and wellness services emphasis include: approved study abroad, health promotion, physical fitness and nutritional services through WELLAWARE at Boone Hospital Center, Safe Kids Columbia, and Case Management at Lutheran Family and Children's Services.
Major Program Description
In addition to University of Missouri requirements, including University general education, the Health Science degree with a Health and Wellness Services emphasis requires the following, each of which must be completed with a grade of C- or higher:
|ENGLSH 1000||Exposition and Argumentation||3|
|or ENGLSH 1000H||Honors Exposition English|
|MATH 1100||College Algebra||3-5|
|or MATH 1160||Precalculus Mathematics|
|Physical Science course||1+|
|Major Core Requirements|
|HLTH_SCI 1000||Introduction to the Health Professions||3|
|HLTH_SCI 2100||Health Sciences Seminar||1|
|HLTH_SCI 3300||Public Health Principles, Practice, and Education||3|
|or HLTH_SCI 3300H||Public Health Principles, Practice, & Education - Honors|
|or HLTH_SCI 3300W||Public Health Principles, Practice, and Education - Writing Intensive|
|HLTH_SCI 3900W||Introduction to The Research Process and Evidence Base - Writing Intensive||3|
|HLTH_SCI 4300||Health Care in the United States||3|
|or HLTH_SCI 4300H||Health Care in the United States - Honors|
|HLTH_SCI 4480||Clinical Ethics||3|
|or HLTH_SCI 4480W||Clinical Ethics - Writing Intensive|
|HLTH_SCI 4975||Internship in Health Sciences||1, 3 or 6|
|HLTH_SCI 4985||Healthcare Organization and Leadership||3|
|Health and Wellness Services Emphasis Requirements|
& BIO_SC 1020
|General Principles and Concepts of Biology|
and General Biology Laboratory
|or BIO_SC 1500||Introduction to Biological Systems with Laboratory|
|or BIO_SC 1500H||Introduction to Biological Systems with Laboratory Honors|
|CDS 2190||Medical Terminology||3|
|COMMUN 1200||Public Speaking||3|
|or COMMUN 1200H||Public Speaking - Honors|
|H_D_FS 2400||Principles of Human Development||3-4|
|or H_D_FS 2400H||Principles of Human Development - Honors|
|or H_D_FS 2400HW||Principles of Human Development - Honors/Writing Intensive|
|or H_D_FS 2400W||Principles of Human Development - Writing Intensive|
|HLTH_SCI 3400||Global Public Health and Health Care Systems||3|
|STAT 1200||Introductory Statistical Reasoning||3|
|or STAT 1300||Elementary Statistics|
|or ESC_PS 4170||Introduction to Applied Statistics|
|Select one of the following:||3-5|
|Human Anatomy Lecture|
|Diet Therapy for Health Professionals|
|Microbiology for Nursing and Health Professions|
or MICROB 3200
|Medical Microbiology and Immunology|
|Elements of Physiology|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Culture and Health Literacy for the Health Professions|
|Humanism and Health Literacy|
|Health Literacy and Behavioral Compliance|
|Health Science Electives||18|
Students must complete 18 hours of approved elective coursework. At least 9 credit hours must be from 3000/4000 level courses.
Students are strongly encouraged to work with an academic advisor in the School of Health Professions to develop an individualized eight-semester plan based on strengths, interests and career goals.
|BIO_SC 1010||3||ENGLSH 1000||3|
|BIO_SC 1020||2||HLTH_SCI 1000||3|
|MATH 1100||3||MO State Law Requirement||3|
|COMMUN 1200||3||HLTH_SCI 4300||3|
|HLTH_SCI 3300||3||CDS 2190||3|
|STAT 1200||3||2000+ level Humanities course||3|
|Physical Science course||3||Writing Intensive course||3|
|HLTH_SCI 2100||1||HLTH_SCI 3900W||3|
|HLTH_SCI 4480||3||NEP 2380||3|
|H_D_FS 2400||3||2000+ level Approved Health Science Elective||3|
|2000+ level Approved Health Science Elective||3||3000+ level Approved Health Science Elective||3|
|HLTH_SCI 3400||3||HLTH_SCI 4985||3|
|HLTH_SCI 4400||3||2000+ level Approved Health Science Elective||3|
|HLTH_SCI 4975||3||3000+ level Approved Health Science Elective||3|
|3000+ level Approved Health Science Elective||3||Elective||3|
|Total Credits: 120|
The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree. Degree Audits are not available for all programs; however, please consult with the appropriate college or school for audit information.
MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner. Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, by clicking on the Request Degree Audit link. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress. This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.
Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to http://advising.missouri.edu/contact/.
Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via http://www.transfer.org. Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.
For additional details on degree audits, go to http://registrar.missouri.edu/degree-audits/index.php.
Major and Career Exploration
The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities. For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.
- If you are considering a change of major or are exploring multiple majors, schedule an appointment with an advisor in Academic Exploration and Advising Services (AEAS) by calling (573)884-9700.
- If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center. No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.
- If you would like information about MU majors and degree programs, visit:
- the Degrees, Majors (Degree Programs), Emphasis Areas, Minors and Certificates page in the catalog,
- the MU Majors website.
For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.