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UCCS Academic Catalog 2012-2013

    University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
   
 
  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences, BS


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The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences prepares the graduate for professional practice in health-related settings. The program includes a foundation in general education as well as a broad understanding of health care delivery systems.

Options within the program to develop advanced specialization in a specific or chosen discipline include forensic science, sports health and wellness promotion, or nutrition. An upper division completion option is available in allied health areas such as radiation technology, dental hygiene or respiratory therapy for students with associate degrees or certificates in these areas.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the knowledge necessary to function in their health sciences area.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to assess, plan, and implement interventions in their chosen discipline.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to incorporate research and theory in health sciences practice.
  • Students will recognize improvements in written and oral communication.
  • Students will find their degree program/course of study to be of high quality and useful.

Nutrition Option—BS in Health Sciences


This program has been granted Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education. Students may earn the credentials of a Registered Dietitian by completing an accredited academic program, completing an Internship at a CADE approved location after the academic program, and by passing a national exam.

General Requirements


Verification Statement


To receive a verification statement for completion through the Didactic Program in Dietetics, a student must take a minimum of 16 credits at the 3000 level or above, to include the following courses through the Department of Health Sciences, Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and have earned academic credit for the remaining course work listed on the Verification Completion Checklist.

International Students


International students must take a minimum of the following courses from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs:

Note:

If not taken at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the equivalent course to HSCI 3920 Nutrition Science and Community must have been completed through an approved/accredited U.S. or Canadian academic program.

Individuals with International Degrees


Individuals with international degrees are encouraged to view the American Dietetic Association’s Fact Sheet for additional information about becoming a Registered Dietitian credentialed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

General Education Courses


             Humanities Electives (6 credits)
             General Education Electives (must include INFS 1100 and ACCT 2010) (8 credits)

Credits: 28


Credits: 32


Credits: 12


Credits: 48


Total Program Credits: 120


Sports Health and Wellness Promotion Option - BS in Health Sciences


Health and Wellness Promotion


General Education Course Requirements


             General Education Electives (7 credits)
             Humanities Electives (6 credits) 

Credits: 30

Credits: 26

Credits: 12

Credits: 52

Total Credits: 120


Pre-Professional


Credits: 27

Credits: 30

Credits: 12

Credits: 51

Total Program Credits: 120


Sports Conditioning and Training


General Education Course Requirements


             Humanities Electives (6 credits)
             General Education Electives (2 credits)

Credits: 25

Credits: 30

Credits: 12

Credits: 53

Total Program Credits: 120


Senior Fitness Instructor


General Education Course Requirements


             Humanities Electives (6 credits)
             General Education Electives (4 credits)

Credits: 27

Credits: 26

Credits: 12

Credits: 55

Total Program Credits: 120


Forensic Health Sciences Option - BS in Health Sciences


Within the Forensic Health Sciences option in the Health Sciences BS, there are two options: Forensic Science, and Forensic Studies.

Forensic Science


General Education Course Requirements


             Humanities Electives & Social Science Elective (6 credits)
             General Education Electives (2 credits)

Credits: 25

Credits: 56

Credits: 9

Credits: 15

Credits: 12

Credits: 6

Total Program Credits: 120


Forensic Studies


Credits: 33

Credits: 32

Credits: 9

Credits: 25

Credits: 21

Total Program Credits: 120


Allied Health Completion Option—BS in Health Sciences


An upper division completion option is available in allied health areas such as radiation technology, dental hygiene, emergency medical or respiratory therapy. Students must complete a certificate or an associate’s degree in an allied health area from an accredited program other than UCCS for the 31 credit hours to be applied to the degree. Students then complete the health science program listed below in order to be awarded a bachelor’s degree, the BS in Health Sciences.

Credits: 30


Health Science Prerequisites


             Science Electives (4 credits)
             Social Science Electives (6 credits)

Credits: 29


Credits: 9


Allied Health Option Requirements


             Upper Division Electives (9 credits)
             Accredited Allied Health Program Portfolio (40 credits)

Credits: 49


Total Program Credits: 120


Medical Laboratory Science/Med Tech Option - BS in Health Sciences


 The clinical internship provided in the UCCS Medical Laboratory Science program, is in conjunction with the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Students are required to attend an eleven week student laboratory in Omaha, Nebraska, and will then return to Colorado Springs for the remaining nine months of clinical training at affiliate hospital laboratories. After the completion of the clinical year, students are eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification exam as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (formerly Medical Technologist or Clinical Laboratory Scientist). The MLS (ASCP) certification allows individuals to practice/work in hospital laboratories throughout the United States.

Credits: 22


Credits: 47


Credits: 12


MLS Professional Requirements


The clinical internship provided in the UCCS Medical Laboratory Science program is in conjunction with the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Students are required to attend an eleven week student laboratory in Omaha, Nebraska, and will then return to Colorado Springs for the remaining nine months of clinical training at affiliate hospital laboratories. After completion of the clinical year, students are eligible to take the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Board of Certification exam as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (formerly Medical Technologies or Clinical Laboratory Scientist). The MLS (ASCP) certification allows individuals to practice/work in hospital laboratories throughout the United States.

 Student Lab (completed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska).
Clinical Rotations (completed in Colorado Springs.)

Credits: 39


Total Program Credits: 120


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