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 public health, accelerated nursing, 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, general education, professional emphasis requirements and required 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: study abroad in India or South Africa, 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, all health science emphasis areas require the following core required courses:
|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|
|HLTH_SCI 3900||Introduction to The Research Process and Evidence Base||3|
|HLTH_SCI 4300||Health Care in the United States||3|
|HLTH_SCI 4480||Clinical Ethics||3|
|HLTH_SCI 4975||Internship in Health Sciences||1-6|
|HLTH_SCI 4985||Healthcare Organization and Leadership||3|
The following courses are required to fulfill the professional emphasis requirement for the health science degree with a health and wellness services emphasis:
|BIO_SC 1010||General Principles and Concepts of Biology||3|
|BIO_SC 1020||General Biology Laboratory||2|
|or BIO_SC 1500||Introduction to Biological Systems with Laboratory|
|CDS 2190||Medical Terminology||3|
|COMMUN 1200||Public Speaking||3|
|H_D_FS 2400||Principles of Human Development||3-4|
|HLTH_SCI 3400||Global Public Health and Health Care Systems||3|
|HLTH_SCI 3600||Health Promotion Programs I: Assessment and Planning||3|
|STAT 1200||Introductory Statistical Reasoning||3|
|or STAT 1300||Elementary Statistics|
|or ESC_PS 4170||Introduction to Applied Statistics|
In addition to the courses above, students must choose one health literacy course:
|HLTH_SCI 4400||Culture and Health Literacy for the Health Professions||3|
|HLTH_SCI 4410||Humanism and Health Literacy||3|
|HLTH_SCI 4420||Health Literacy and Behavioral Compliance||3|
And, one course from the following:
|BIO_SC 2100||Infectious Diseases||3|
|MPP 3202||Elements of Physiology||5|
|MICROB 2800||Microbiology for Nursing and Health Professions||4|
|MICROB 3200||Medical Microbiology and Immunology||4|
|PTH_AS 2201||Human Anatomy Lecture||3|
|NEP 2380||Diet Therapy for Health Professionals||3|
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.
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.