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Health Sciences Scholarship & Research

The Department of Health Sciences offers the following programs in Health and Physical Education: Bachelor of Science in Public Health or Health Education, with or without teacher certification; minors in Health Education, Public Health, Health Fitness, and Sport Coaching, and an interdisciplinary concentration in Public Health and Social Justice.

Department courses provide basic knowledge and basic practice skills to prepare students interested in pursuing careers in a variety of health service settings, teaching, and as preparation for graduate programs in health and health-related professions. General distribution, or Liberal Arts and Sciences (LASC) requirements provide a broad cultural background in the humanities, in the behavioral and social sciences, and in the natural sciences.

For all Health courses in the majors, minors and the concentration a minimum grade of 2.0 is required and courses may not be taken pass/fail. Courses may be repeated.

Prerequisite courses must average a minimum of 2.0.

Membership in a national health honor society, Eta Sigma Gamma, is made available to students who maintain a 3.0 average or better.

Next Step is a Community Health program for non-traditional students with health-related work experience. The program offers evening and weekend courses and an opportunity to gain elective credit in the major for writing a portfolio of prior learning.

Graduates are eligible to take the Certified Health Education Specialist exam (CHES) conferred by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialling (NCHEC).

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• Public Health 
     • Health Education

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Lynn Bloomberg, Ph.D.
 
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Location: Ghosh Center for Science & Technology, Office 122
Phone: 508-929-8832

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