Health Science, B.H.Sc.

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The Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) degree program offers a bachelor's degree for students wishing to gain a comprehensive foundation in natural sciences appropriate for admission to graduate health professions programs or for entry level clinical and applied health research and practice positions. Graduates are well positioned to pursue degrees in areas including but not limited to: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, Chiropractic, Athletic Training, Exercise Science/Kinesiology, or accelerated second bachelor's degree programs in nursing.

120 Credits Required


Liberal Education Program

45 Credits Required

Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program.

While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:

Tier 1 - Quantitative Reasoning:
MAT 107 - Elementary Statistics

Tier 2 - Mind and Body:
PSY 100 - Introduction to Psychology

Tier 2 - Natural World I Physical Realm:
CHE 120 - General Chemistry

Tier 2 - Natural World II Life and Environment:
BIO 200 - Human Biology I

Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)

Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.

Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.


47 Credits Required

  • BIO 102 - Biology I
  • BIO 201 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • CHE 121 - General Chemistry II
  • HMS 384 - Exercise Physiology I
  • HMS 386 - Fitness Management
  • HMS 411 - General Medical Perspectives
  • HSC 200 - Healthcare Professions and Medical Terminology
  • HSC 497 - Internship in Health Science
  • PHY 200 - General Physics I
  • PHY 201 - General Physics II
  • PSY 219 - Lifespan Development
  • REC 307 - Disabilities in Society
  • RSP 415 - Healthcare Essentials
  • RSP 440 - Evidence Based Practice & Research


No cognates are required.


Remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).