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Health Science Major

Description

Students in the health science major pursue one of four independent tracks which serve the distinct needs of individual students:

Admission to the Major

Any undergraduate student can declare a health science major.

The health science faculty has a professional responsibility to deny admission or continuation in any of its undergraduate or graduate programs to any student whose level of performance and/or personal characteristics or dispositions do not adequately meet academic, professional, or ethical standards.

Professional School and Community Health Education Track

Description

The professional program in school and community health education provides students with competencies for entry-level positions as health teachers in elementary and secondary schools and/or as health educators in various community agencies, work sites, and patient education settings.

Program Requirements

Undergraduate students in this program pursue a Bachelor of Science degree, and must complete its requirements.

Students enrolled in the professional program must earn a grade of "C" or higher (a grade of "C-" does not meet this requirement) in each required health science course (HLS and HLP) and each required course taken outside of the Department of Health Science to complete this program. In addition, students must achieve a minimum 2.5 grade point average for all course work completed at Brockport to enroll in any 400-level professional course (HLP).

Required Health Science Liberal Arts Courses (24 credits)

  • HLS 303
  • HLS 311
  • HLS 312
  • HLS 313
  • HLS 314
  • HLS 409
  • HLS 419
  • HLS 488

Required Courses in Other Disciplines (14 credits)

Students should note that BIO 321 and BIO 322 have prerequisites. Students are strongly encouraged to take PSH 110 or PSH 112 prior to PSH 384.

  • BIO 321
  • BIO 322
  • PSH 384
  • EDI 413

Required Professional Health Education Courses (30-42 credits)

Normally taken as a second semester sophomore or first semester junior:

  • HLP 302

These five courses are taken concurrently and only during the fall. Students may enroll in these courses only after completion of all General Education requirements and all professional program requirements specified above. A request for variance from this policy must be approved by the Professional Education Program Committee and the department chair.

  • HLP 485
  • HLP 486
  • HLP 491
  • HLP 492
  • HLP 493

HLP 495 and 496 may be taken only after the successful completion of all General Education and professional program requirements. A request for a variance from this policy must be approved by the Professional Education Program Committee and the department chair. Students in the professional program must complete one, but may choose to complete both of these practica.

  • HLP 495
  • HLP 496

Certification

The State of New York Department of Education certifies health education teachers for grades K-12. This program meets the academic requirements of this certification provided students take HLP 495 Practicum in School Health Education. As of the production of the catalog, additional requirements for initial certification by NYS include:

  • Completion of appropriate workshops
  • Passing all applicable tests
  • Fingerprinting clearance
  • apply to Brockport's Certification Office for an endorsement to TEACH
  • An application for the certification through TEACH
  • Payment of an application fee

However, because the State of New York Department of Education controls the criteria for eligibility, this College and Department cannot be held responsible for changes made during your matriculation and/or after your graduation. Students are advised to consult with Brockport's Certification Office and maintain awareness of changes that may happen to their certification requirements.

Liberal Arts Track

Description

The curriculum is for liberal arts health science majors and students who intend to enroll in the Department of Education and Human Development's Childhood Teacher Certification programs who want to major in health science. The liberal arts program in health science provides students with an extensive understanding of the knowledge, values, problems, and issues related to health and wellness, disease, disability, and premature death in human populations. The liberal arts program does not require a s pecific set of prerequisite courses. The program consists of four parts: a required core, one course in the philosophies and approaches of public health, 15 credits from the content core, and a capstone experience.

Program Requirements

Undergraduate students in this program pursue a Bachelor of Science degree, and must complete its requirements.

Students must achieve a grade of "C" or better in each health science course. (A grade of "C-" does not meet this requirement.)

Part 1: Required Core (9 credits)

  • HLS 317
  • HLS 488
  • HLS 303

Part 2: The Philosophies and Approaches of Public Health (3 credits)

Choose one of the following courses:

  • HLP 302
  • HLS 489
  • HLS 450

Part 3: Content Core (15 credits; 5 courses)

These 15 credits may come from transferred health science credits, or from the following:

  • HLS 301
  • HLS 306
  • HLS 311
  • HLS 312
  • HLS 313
  • HLS 314
  • HLS 399
  • HLS 402
  • HLS 409
  • HLS 418
  • HLS 419
  • HLS 425
  • HLS 426
  • HLS 428
  • HLS 470
  • HLS 471
  • HLS 475
  • HLS 490
  • HLS 499

Note: core courses HLS 317 and HLS 488 are pre/co-requisites for most of the content courses. However, HLS 301, 306, 311 do not have prerequisites.

Part 4: Capstone

Students select one of the following. Those who do not take HLS 495 must take an additional 3 credits from the list of courses in Part 3.

  • HLS 495 Public Health Research Methods
  • Honors/Delta Project
    • DCC 420 Delta Capstone
    • HON 490 Sr. Honors Thesis

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Track

Description

This track is designed to partially fulfill requirements to sit for the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor examination. Current CASAC holders may elect to take some or all of these courses to fulfill the continuing education requirements of the credential. Many of the students who complete this track also elect to complete a second major in psychology, social work, criminal justice and other related areas.

Program Requirements

Undergraduate students in this program pursue a Bachelor of Science degree, and must complete its requirements.

Students must achieve a grade of "C" or better in each health science course. (A grade of "C-" does not meet this requirement.)

  • HLS 409
  • HLS 421
  • HLS 422
  • HLS 423
  • HLS 424
  • HLS 435
  • HLS 445
  • HLS 455
  • HLS 488
  • HLS 497
  • HLS 498

Notes:

  1. HLS 409 serves as a prerequisite for all other courses in this track.
  2. Students who have taken PSH 202 and received a "C" or better may opt to take HLS 489 (Epidemiology) instead of HLS 488.
  3. HLS 497 and 498 are to be taken concurrently at the end of the program, and should consult the course description for further requirements.
  4. Students are encouraged to take HLS 437 as an additional elective.

Healthcare Administration Track

Description

The health care administration program provides generic training (not targeted for any single position or institution) leading to any number of management-related positions in the healthcare field, including hospitals, nursing homes, public health institutions, insurance companies, and consulting firms. Students pursue study in a broad range of subjects emphasizing both business and health systems-related topics.

In keeping with the needs of the expected job positions, education is geared to both business and healthcare-related skills.

Program Requirements

Undergraduate students in this program pursue a Bachelor of Science degree, and must complete its requirements.

Students must achieve a grade of "C" or higher in each health science and required business and accounting course. (A grade of "C-" does not meet this requirement.)

Health Science Courses

  • HLS 410
  • HLS 411
  • HLS 412
  • HLS 413
  • HLS 488
  • HLS 496

Business and Accounting Courses

  • ACC 280
  • BUS 335
  • BUS 365
  • BUS 465

Suggested Electives (not required)

  • HLS 317
  • BUS 317
  • CMC 316
  • CMC 332
  • ECN 333
  • PSH 397

Department of Health Science

Department Chair: Patti Follansbee
Location: Hartwell 23
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Email: khaight@brockport.edu
Phone: (585) 395-2643
Fax: (585) 395-5246

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