Dr. Bryan Lewis
The Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences is designed to prepare students with an interdisciplinary and liberal arts foundation for professional careers within health care systems. This major is intended primarily for students who wish to pursue advanced degrees and/or careers in the professional fields of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic, Physician Assistant, Athletic Training, and Kinesiology/Exercise Science. The BS-AHS will provide UW-Parkside students with an alternate, pre-professional major that is appropriate for health careers other than currently existing UW-Parkside majors in Biological Sciences, Health, Exercise Science and Sport Management, and Nursing. While the majority of graduating students is expected to pursue advanced degrees in Health Care and Health Sciences, students completing this degree will also be competitive for entry-level careers in general health sciences, scientific/medical research, and fitness/health promotion.
The primary academic goals and objectives of the AHS major are:
A total of 120 credits must be earned to obtain the BS-AHS degree. The 60-95 credit curriculum in the program consists of 61 credits of core requirements in the BS-ASH major and 10-45 credits in a selected concentration, allowing specialization in one of the following six areas: pre-athletic training, pre-chiropractic, pre-kinesiology/exercise science, pre-occupational therapy, pre-physician assistant or pre-physical therapy. Students will also take a required capstone internship/fieldwork course. By completing the core courses and the selected courses in the concentrations, students will satisfy requirements for entry into a respective health care graduate/professional program in the above six areas. The completed area of concentration will be stated on the student's transcript.