Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES

Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree prepares students to pursue
a variety of career opportunities in public health, health care, population health
and other health science related industries. Coursework focuses on evidence
based public health strategies to prevent chronic disease and promote
community population health. Graduates will be prepared with a solid
undergraduate foundation to pursue further graduate study and/or professional
degrees in occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, dental
hygiene, public health, and athletic training. Additionally, it provides students with
the skills and competencies of the Certified Health Education Specialist.

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Career Information

Types of Jobs

  • Chronic Disease Health Coach
  • Patient Navigator
  • Medical Scribe
  • Population Health Manager
  • Public Health Educator
  • Epidemiologist
  • Health Inspector
  • Patient Educator
  • Safety Officer
  • Worksite Health Coordinator

Types of Employers

  • Hospitals
  • Physician’s Office
  • Government agencies
  • Corporations with worksite health programs
  • Health clinics
  • Non-profit organizations (Planned Parenthood, American Cancer Society,
    American Heart Association)
  • State public health offices
  • University wellness/health programs
  • Wellness programs

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Flexible curriculum for students completing requirements for admission into physical
    therapy, physician assistant, dental hygiene, public health, and athletic training programs

  • Nationally recognized faculty

  • Research opportunities

  • Opportunities to attend professional conferences

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Total semester hours required: 120

RELATED DEGREES

  • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

  • Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management

  • Master of Arts in Health and Kinesiology

CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • KHS Club (Kinesiology and Health Studies Club)

 

Contact Information

Carrie Edwards
carrie.edwards@southeastern.edu

KHSA 1037
Ph: 985-549-5252
Mailing address: SLU 10845, Hammond, LA 70402

On-campus address: Kinesiology and Health Studies Building, Room 120

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