Health and Wellness Bachelor's Degree

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Accelerated Health and Wellness Bachelor's Degree Course List

Major and Core Courses

Upper Division

  • Healthcare and Aging
  • Practices and Policies in Public Health
  • Multidisciplinary Medical Practices
  • Health Care Advocacy
  • Therapeutic Communication and Patient Services
  • Contemporary Health and Wellness
  • Health Education and Training
  • Behavioral Health
  • Introduction to Healthcare Administration
  • Quality Improvement in Healthcare
  • Advanced Healthcare Law and Ethics
  • Business Research and Analysis
  • Advanced Statistics and Analytics
  • Epidemiology
  • Contemporary Leadership Challenges
  • Managing a Diverse Workforce
  • Health and Wellness Capstone

The course is designed to investigate health concerns and aspects of the aging process. Explores concepts related to specific health problems confronting the aging population, examines preventative (primary, secondary and tertiary) health behaviors along with health maintenance strategies. This course will also explore death and the dying process and as well as stress the importance of purposeful living.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: HSC 4009
Credits: 4


This course is designed to examine the various aspects of public health practices and policies. Explores the concepts of planning, implementing and evaluating health education programs. This course will also explore the process of policy development from conception to implementation, as well as ethical issues that often confront health educators.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: PHC 4305
Credits: 4


This course provides an introduction to multidisciplinary medical practice concepts and methods for evaluating coordinated medical services while working with diverse populations. Topics include comparing various medical models, holistic health approaches, improving patient outcomes, analyzing cost savings, advocating patient healthcare, providing patient education and case management skills.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: HSC 3258
Credits: 4


This course provides the knowledge, skills, and understanding necessary to act as a healthcare advocate for patients, diverse clients and special populations across the life span. Students will evaluate different barriers to healthcare, patient rights, health justice and behaviors related to promoting health and disease prevention. Students will also identify the role of cultural beliefs in relation to health practices and social services.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: HSC 3485
Credits: 4


This course introduces students to the roles of communication, compassion and decision-making in healthcare. Students will identify and explain the techniques and barriers to effective communication that enhance patient interaction. Students will focus on therapeutic communication, alternative and complementary approaches to healthcare and their roles in supporting patient privacy and dignity.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: HSC 3145
Credits: 4


In this course students will explore the field of Contemporary Health and Wellness, and become familiar with the variety of therapeutic methods offering holistic alternatives for patient care. Students will study the foundations & systems pertaining to Health and Wellness, preparing the student for Health and Wellness Advocacy.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: HSC 3010
Credits: 4


This course examines health and wellness education and focuses on opportunities within the healthcare field to support wellness and prevention through patient education. Students will explore evidence based practices, community health and disease management. Emphasis will be placed on examining and applying technologies necessary in delivering patient education to promote public health, preventative health and individual wellness.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: HSC 3371
Credits: 4


This course examines behavioral health in the contexts of wellness education and advocacy. Students will explore the relationship between behavioral health and overall wellness, while examining the critical importance of demonstrating advocacy skills to meet the behavioral health needs of patients in today's healthcare systems. Key emphasis will be placed on analyzing applicable models of advocacy and understanding the unique ethical and legal challenges associated with the rapidly-evolving shifts in our present behavioral health marketplace.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: HSC 4125
Credits: 4


This course provides an exploration of the administrative principles and practices within healthcare organizations. Emphasis is placed on organization, structure, and operation of healthcare facilities. Management principles will be applied to case studies of healthcare industry scenarios.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: HSA 3110
Credits: 4


This course examines methods for assuring quality in healthcare and the statistical applications of measuring outcomes. There will be an emphasis on performance improvement and the relationship between healthcare quality, organizational performance, and the role of governing and accrediting bodies in healthcare organizations. Common methods and trends in quality improvement will be explored. Prerequisite: Introduction to Healthcare

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: HSA 3383
Credits: 4


This course examines ethical theories and the principles of bioethics. Students will analyze these theories and principles and apply them to ethical problems in the healthcare field.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: HSA 4210
Credits: 4


Students will develop research strategy and problem solving skills used for business analysis. They will examine the use of qualitative and quantitative research methodology and develop professional writing skills for presenting research findings. They will experience using various research methods such as surveys, business research proposals, and dashboards.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: GEB 3124
Credits: 4


In this course students will be explore statistical methods used for predictive analytics. They will analyze and solve real-life professional problems using statistical methods. Topics may include, but are not limited to, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression, chi-square tests, and analysis of variance.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: STA 3140
Credits: 4


This course examines the patterns and causes of disease in populations, how diseases are documented, and how to analyze the data to understand disease causes.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: HSC 4500
Credits: 4


This seminar course examines current issues within the management field. This course is highly interactive in that both students and faculty are actively engaged in researching, presenting, and discussing course materials. In addition to gaining in-depth exposure to a current key topic in the field, students learn to become active and effective members of a professional learning community.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: MAN 4142
Credits: 4


This seminar course examines diversity from a personal, group, organizational, national, and global perspective. Students will explore stereotypes of individuals within organizations, and they will study how these stereotypes affect people within the workplace. Students will also examine issues in conducting business and managing people within a global setting.

Prerequisite:None

This course is offered in a competency-based format for some programs.

Course ID: GEB 4220
Credits: 4


The Health and Wellness capstone course is designed as a final milestone for students to demonstrate the ability to use interdisciplinary methods to draw together different areas of study focusing on relevant Health and Wellness concepts and concerns. Students will rely heavily on knowledge and skills learned in previous program courses to demonstrate transferable skills related to critical thinking; digital fluency; information literacy; ethics and professional responsibility; communication and diversity and teamwork.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: HSC 4290
Credits: 3

General Education Courses

Upper Division

Communication

  • Visual Communication in the Media

This course examines how people understand their world through visual images. Students will examine how people visually gather, process, and interpret information presented through media sources.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: MMC 3407
Credits: 4

Humanities (Select 2 Courses)

  • Literature of American Minorities
  • Political Thought

This course introduces students to a variety of texts by American minority authors from the mid- 19th century to the present. The central focus of this course will be on literary responses to social marginalization based on race/ethnicity, gender, national origin, sexuality/sexual orientation, ability, and other factors. Students will study the effects of exclusionary and oppressive practices, both historical and present day, on writers' perceptions and literary representations of their times, contexts, and identity. Students will also be introduced to samples of the most common critical-theoretical approaches to the primary texts they will study in this class.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: AML 4680
Credits: 4


The aim of this course is to understand and appreciate some important authors and traditions of political thought. The course will cover such topics as authority, consent, freedom and obligation.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: POT 4001
Credits: 4

Math/Natural Sciences

  • Human Uses of the Environment

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the integrated relationship between human life and the surrounding environment, beginning with a study of the fundamental concepts and principles of ecology. Topics that are interwoven throughout the course include principles of ecology as seen in the structure and function of the ecosystem; pollution of air, soil, and water resources; population explosion and the relationship of people, disease, and food production; and environmental controls necessary for survival.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: EVR 3410
Credits: 4

Social Sciences (Select 2 Courses)

  • Visions of America Since 1945
  • Comparative Politics

Since the end of World War II, popular culture has become an especially significant aspect of American history and an important element in many of our lives. Consequently, this course will explore the ways in which popular culture has represented and mediated conflicts and tensions post-World War II. Through this lens, issues of gender and family relationships, as well as class and racial politics, will be discussed. The dual role of television as a reflective and manipulative force in the new suburban family and the role Hollywood films played in the popular culture will be examined.

Prerequisite:None

Course ID: AMH 3304
Credits: 4


This course will introduce students to the field of comparative politics by examining classification of political systems according to institutional and developmental characteristics. Causes and costs of political stability and instability will be explored. Comparison will be made between contemporary political institutions and processes in various countries.

Prerequisite:American/US National Government

Course ID: CPO 4003
Credits: 4

Total Bachelor's Degree Credits

Upper Division General Education Credits: 28

Upper Division Major and Core Credits: 63

Total Upper Division Credits: 91

Total BS Degree Credits: 181*

* Total credits above assume students enter in with a conferred Associate's degree which grants them a transfer block inclusive of lower division general education and lower division major and core courses.

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