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UW-PARKSIDE 2017-19 CATALOG
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Degree and Program Offered:
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
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.
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).
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.
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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.