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Applied Health Sciences

UW-PARKSIDE 2017-19 CATALOG

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College:
Natural and Health Sciences

Degree and Program Offered:
Bachelor of Science

Major - Applied Health Sciences

Major Concentrations – Pre-Athletic Training, Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Kinesiology, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Public Health

Student Organizations:
The applied health sciences program coordinates with active student organizations that have interest in professional health careers such as the Pre-Health Club and the Biology Club.

Career Possibilities:
The applied health sciences curriculum provides students with the appropriate classes and experiences that will allow them to meet the requirements necessary to qualify for professional health programs outlined as options within the concentrations offered in the major. While the majority of graduating students are 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.

Program Overview

The bachelor of science in applied health sciences, housed in the Center for Health Sciences (CHS), is designed to prepare students with an interdisciplinary and liberal arts foundation for professional careers within the health care systems. This major is intended primarily for qualified students who wish to pursue advanced degrees and/or careers in the professional fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, physician assistant, athletic training kinesiology, and public health. The B.S. in applied health sciences (AHS) provides UW-Parkside students with a pre-professional major that is appropriate for health careers; and serves as a viable alternative to majors such as biological sciences, exercise science, sport management and nursing. In addition to completing the academic course work, students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to graduate with the AHS major.

Program-Level Outcomes

  1. To provide UW-Parkside students with a rigorous health sciences degree that will allow them to gain admission into professional/graduate health programs.
  2. To provide UW-Parkside students with a rigorous health sciences degree that will allow them to be competitive and successful in entry-level health science careers.

Steering Committee

The steering committee is chaired by the director. The current steering committee members include: Tsun-Mei Chang (CHEM), Bryan Lewis, Director (BIOS/CNHS), Summer Ostrowski (BIOS), Chris Noto (BIOS), Fabian Preuss (BIOS), and Edward Bowden (PSYC).

Internship/Fieldwork

The applied health sciences program requires that students gain experiences within their respective concentrations to complete their degree. However, students who wish to be competitive in gaining acceptance into professional programs are strongly encouraged to gain additional program-specific health care experiences.

The AHS 494 - Internship/Fieldwork in Applied Health Sciences course provides students with learning experiences within professional fields that are related to their professional career goals. These supervised experiences will require the student to gain exposure to all professional aspects of their chosen careers including, but not limited to: business operations, professional competencies and conduct, and overall work environment. Placement approval by AHS academic adviser or the CHS director is required. Students of sophomore standing or higher may register for this class multiple times in multiple semesters. One (1) credit equals fifty (50) hours of experience. Students must complete a total of six (6) credits (300 hours) for completion of the major requirement. Additionally, no more than twelve (12) credits may be applied toward general graduation requirements.

Articulation Agreements

St. Scholastica
Students who choose the pre-athletic training concentration within the AHS major are eligible to qualify for an articulation agreement with the master’s degree athletic training program at St. Scholastica University in Minnesota. The top two students graduating with the pre-athletic training concentration are eligible for this program. For more information, interested students should contact their AHS adviser.

Gateway Technical College
Students can participate in an articulation agreement between the physical therapy assistant program at Gateway Technical College and the pre-athletic training and/or pre-physical therapy concentrations within the applied health sciences major. This program is a dual enrollment program where the students take classes at both Gateway Technical College and UW-Parkside during the first year of the program, finish their associates degree in physical therapy assistant at Gateway Technical College during their second year, then transfer seamlessly to UW-Parkside and finish their bachelor of science degree with a major in applied health sciences with either a concentration in pre-athletic training and/or pre-physical therapy. For more information, interested students should contact their AHS adviser.

Requirements for the Applied Health Sciences Major (67-99 credits)

The major in applied health sciences has a core requirement of 66 credits from a variety of departments relevant for pursuing careers in the various concentrations within the major. Within the major, a minimum of 15 credits in courses numbered 300 or above must be completed at UW-Parkside. Students also must be aware of and satisfy UW-Parkside’s requirements for graduation in addition to the requirements for the applied health sciences major. In addition to completing the academic course work, students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to graduate with the AHS major.  Students who complete the AHS major may also qualify for a minor in Biological Sciences and/or a minor in Exercise Science.  Please see your advisor for more information on this.

  1. Core Courses (66-67 credits)
    1. Applied Health Science Courses (9 credits)
      AHS 101 Introduction to Applied Health Sciences 3 cr
      AHS 494 Internship/Fieldwork 6 cr
      (additionally, students can gain these credits through either pre-approved BIOS 494 or HESM 498)
    2. Biological Sciences Courses (22 credits)
      BIOS 101 Bioscience* 4 cr
      BIOS 102 Organismal Biology 4 cr
      BIOS 105 Human Physiology and Anatomy I** 5 cr
      BIOS 106 Human Physiology and Anatomy II** 5 cr
      BIOS 210 Biostatistics 4 cr

      **students may substitute BIOS 300/341 for BIOS 105/106 sequence

    3. Business Course (3 credits)
      BUS 100 Introduction to Business* 3 cr
    4. Chemistry Courses (10 credits)
      CHEM 101 General Chemistry I* 4 cr
      CHEM 102 General Chemistry II 4 cr
      CHEM 103 General Chemistry Lab I 1 cr
      CHEM 104 General Chemistry Lab II 1 cr
    5. Mathematics Course(s) (5-6 credits)
      MATH 114 College Algebra II with Trigonometry 5 cr
      OR    
      MATH 112 College Algebra II 4 cr
      AND    
      MATH 113 Trigonometry 2 cr
    6. Health, Exercise Science and Sport Management (17 credits)
      HESM 270 Lifetime Wellness* 3 cr
      HESM 280 Sport and Fitness Nutrition* 3 cr
      HESM 353 Biomechanics 4 cr
      HESM 354 Physiology of Exercise# 4 cr
      HESM 358 Sport and Fitness Psychology 3 cr
      # These classes have a requirement of either BIOS 105/106 or BIOS 300/341 with a grade of “C-” or better.

      In addition to satisfying the core requirements within the applied health sciences major, students must choose a concentration based on their area of interest and continuing education. In order to obtain a concentration, students must complete all the following required course work in addition to the above stated core courses. The courses outlined in the concentrations will satisfy most of the academic requirements necessary to gain acceptance into the relevant professional programs. However, students should work closely with their applied health sciences adviser to stay abreast of any changes that occur within these requirements as they can fluctuate during any application cycle. Ultimately, it is the students’ responsibility to ensure that they have satisfied the academic requirements for the specific schools and programs to which they wish to apply.
  2. Concentrations (11-42 credits)
    Choose one:
    1. Pre-Athletic Training (13 credits, 79-80 credits total)
      HESM 345 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 cr
      HESM 410 Fitness Assessment and Prescription 3 cr
      PHYS 101 Principles of Physics*  4 cr
      PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychological Science* 3 cr
    2. Pre-Chiropractic (21 credits, 87-88 credits total)
      CHEM 321 Organic Chemistry I 4 cr
      CHEM 322 Organic Chemistry II 4 cr
      CHEM 323 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 3 cr
      PHYS 105 College Physics I* 5 cr
      PHYS 106 College Physics II 5 cr
    3. Pre-Kinesiology (11 credits, 77-78 credits total)
      BIOS 300 Human Functional Anatomy 4 cr
      BIOS 341  Mammalian Physiology 3 cr
      (Students who choose to take the kinesiology concentration can substitute BIOS 300/341 for BIOS 105/106)
      PHYS 101 Principles of Physics*  4 cr
    4. Pre-Occupational Therapy (13 credits, 79-80 credits total)
      PHYS 101 Principles of Physics* 4 cr
      PSYC 101  Introduction to Psychological Science* 3 cr
      PSYC 210 Introduction to Human Development 3 cr
      PSYC 360 Abnormal Psychology 3 cr
    5. Pre-Physician Assistant (42 credits, 108-109 credits total)
      BIOS 260 General Genetics 4 cr
      BIOS 303 Microbiology 4 cr
      BIOS 307 Biochemical Metabolism 3 cr
      BIOS 300 Human Functional Anatomy 4 cr
      BIOS 341 Mammalian Physiology 3 cr
      (Students who choose to take the PA concentration can substitute BIOS 300/341 for BIOS 105/106)
      CHEM 321 Organic Chemistry I 4 cr
      CHEM 322 Organic Chemistry II 4 cr
      CHEM 323 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 3 cr
      PHYS 101 Principles of Physics*  4 cr
      PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychological Science* 3 cr
      PSYC 210 Introduction to Human Development  3 cr
      PSYC 360 Abnormal Psychology 3 cr
    6. Pre-Physical Therapy (23 credits, 89-90 credits total)
      BIOS 300 Human Functional Anatomy 4 cr
      BIOS 341 Mammalian Physiology 3 cr
      (Students who choose to take the PT concentration can substitute BIOS 300/341 for BIOS 105 and BIOS 106)
      HESM 345 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 cr
      PHYS 105 College Physics I* 5 cr
      PHYS 106 College Physics II 5 cr
      PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychological Science* 3 cr

      Recommended but not required course for the pre-physical therapy concentration as it is becoming more common as a pre-requisite class for DPT programs: PSYC 210 – Developmental Psychology.

    7. Pre-Public Health (25 credits, 91-92 credits total)
      BIOS 260 General Genetics 4 cr
      COMM 107 Communication and the Human Condition* 3 cr
      COMM 340 Health Communication 3 cr
      PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychological Science* 3 cr
      PSYC 220 Social Psychology 3 cr
      PSYC 363 Health Psychology 3 cr
      SOCA 101 Introduction to Sociology* 3 cr
      SOCA 376 Public Health 3 cr
      Recommended but not required courses for those in the pre-public health concentration:
      BIOS 109 Biology of Aging 3 cr
      BIOS 303 Microbiology 4 cr
      BIOS 311 Parasitology 4 cr
      BIOS 351 Virology 3 cr
      HESM 365 Personal, School, and Community Health 2 cr
      HIMT 310 Healthcare Systems and Organizations 2 cr
      PHIL 340 Bioethics 3 cr
      PSYC 210 Introduction to Human Development* 3 cr
      SOCA 204 Human Evolution 3 cr

      *These courses also satisfy general education requirements at UW- Parkside.

      Students should, in consultation with their AHS advisor, ensure that the pre-requisite classes required by their specific professional health programs are met, regardless of whether or not they are specifically listed in the above coursework, and that their 300 level credit graduation requirements (36 credits) are satisfied.  Additionally, students are responsible for ensuring that they have met the General Education and Foreign Language requirements at UW-Parkside.

 

Courses in Applied Health Sciences (AHS)

101  Introduction to Applied Health Sciences 3 cr
 

Prereq: None.  Freq: Fall, Spring.
Provides an overview of the applied health sciences major. Focuses on specific information about health career options. Covers the value and importance of service, current topics in health care, ethics in the health sciences, and cultural sensitivity within health careers. Additionally, students will gain experience in professional writing, presentation techniques, portfolio development and service learning.

     
494  Internship/Fieldwork  1-6 cr
 

Prereq: AHS 101, sophomore or higher standing, and approval by AHS academic adviser or the CHS director. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Provides students with learning experiences within professional fields that are related to their professional career goals; including, but not limited to: business operations, professional competencies and conduct, and overall work environment. Requires placement approval by AHS academic adviser or the CHS director.  May be repeated for credit. No more than six (6) credits can be applied toward the AHS major and no more than twelve (12) can count toward general graduation requirements.

     

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