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  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018

Health and Human Sciences, B.S.


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Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Students will demonstrate basic understanding and appreciation of the human body’s relationship to health and wellness through science, theory and application.
  2. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills necessary to explain to others effectively and accurately about human health and wellness in a variety of organizational and institutional settings.
  3. Students will demonstrate critical-thinking skills and the ability to access and critically evaluate relevant health information and resources.
  4. Students will demonstrate the interpersonal skills required to work cooperatively with diverse individuals and groups on issues related to the human condition.
  5. Students will demonstrate basic understanding and appreciation of cultural, philosophical and professional considerations related to health and wellness.
  6. Students will demonstrate a world view that integrates spiritual and ethical values with their vocational calling.
  7. Students will have clear career goals and demonstrate practical preparation for their career.

Current LMU Students Interested in Transferring to the Department of Health and Human Sciences


Students who are currently enrolled in another major at LMU, but are interested in changing their major to HHSC are encouraged to apply during their first year at LMU. Students are asked to state their interest in HHSC by completing an application available from the department chairperson. In addition, students will need to complete MATH 122  and CHEM 110  with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in each class and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Attainment of minimum requirements may not always be sufficient to secure approval of transfer request. The evaluation process will take place during the Fall and Spring semesters with students being informed once the evaluation process has been completed.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health and Human Sciences


The Health and Human Sciences major offers specialized programs to provide prerequisite training for graduate programs or careers in such fields as: physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, nursing, public health, exercise science, and entry-level graduate programs in athletic training.

Major Requirements


In order to graduate, a student must have a C (2.0) average in the lower division science courses and a C (2.0) average in the upper division science courses.

Upper Division Requirements:


A total of 31 of upper division semester hours are required: 27 semester hours of upper division HHSC and 4 semester hours of PSYC must be completed. Within the 27 semester hours of HHSC, students need to complete:

  • A minimum of one 3-semester-hour course from each of the four categories listed below (Clinical; Health Management and Policy; Health and Wellness; Exercise Science)
  • 3 laboratory courses (a combination of Upper and Lower Extremities count as lab equivalents)
  • 1 semester hour of HHSC 495 Allied Health Internship  and 2 semester hours of HHSC 497 Allied Health Internship II . A maximum of 6 semester hours of independent study coursework may count in the upper division major category. This includes any HHSC course between the numbers of 490 and 499.

Students are required to take PSYC 3038  or PSYC 3052 . A student must have a C (2.0) average in upper division science courses.

Health Management and Policy Courses


Health and Wellness Courses


Exercise Science Courses


B.S. Degree in Health and Human Sciences


(122 S.H.)

Freshman Year


Total: 15-16 semester hours

Total: 17-18 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


Total: 14-15 semester hours*

Spring Semester


Total: 14-15 semester hours*

Junior Year


Fall Semester


  • HHSC 300 level with Lab 4 semester hours
  • HHSC 300 level 3 semester hours
  • HHSC 495 Allied Health Internship 1 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 14-16 semester hours*

Spring Semester


  • HHSC 300 level with Lab 4 semester hours
  • HHSC 300 level 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
Total: 13-15 semester hours*

Senior Year


Fall Semester


Total: 16-18 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • HHSC 400 level 3 semester hours
  • HHSC 400 level 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Upper Division Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 15-18 semester hours

Note:


* Dean’s List requires a minimum of 14 semester hours.

Total minimum 122 semester hours


The proper sequence of the University Core courses should be discussed with the student’s advisor. The course sequence in Mathematics depends on the results of the Mathematics Placement Examination.

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