Sep 26, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences


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Human Health Building

433 Meadow Brook Road

Rochester, MI 48309-4452

(248) 370-3562

shs@oakland.edu

Department Website

 

Department Chairperson: Jennifer F. Lucarelli, Ph.D.

Professors Emeritus: Kenneth R. Hightower, Ronald E. Olson, Philip Singer

Associate professors: Jennifer F. Lucarelli, Christina Papadimitriou

Assistant professors: Amanda Lynch, Melissa Reznar, Laurel Stevenson

Clinical professors: Craig Hartrick, Moon J. Pak

Clinical associate professor: Joseph H. Guettler

Clinical instructors: Sarah Hojnacki, Maureen Husek, Barbara Main, Donna Morrison, Jeanne Stevenson

Special lecturers: James Boniface, Terry Dibble, Marjorie Lang, Bonita Leavell

 

A Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree combines a broad spectrum of liberal arts, basic sciences, social sciences and health sciences course requirements and electives for students who desire a generalized health sciences academic credential. In addition, students choose one of six academic concentrations to obtain greater exposure to a specific health discipline. These six academic specialties include exercise science, integrative holistic medicine, nutrition and health, pre-health professional, pre-pharmacy, and pre-physical therapy. Students completing the exercise science concentration obtain all the academic course prerequisites necessary for consideration for admission to the Master of Science in exercise science program. The integrative holistic medicine concentration prepares students for many traditional and non-traditional health and service-oriented professions and graduate programs. The nutrition and health concentration prepares students to deliver community nutrition interventions as well as apply for graduate programs in public health as well as registered dietetics.  The pre-health professional concentration area incorporates basic science courses to prepare students for the traditional application requirements for public health, medical, dental, optometric, physician assistant and other professional schools. The pre-pharmacy concentration area prepares students for application to the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Wayne State University and other institutions. Students completing the pre-physical therapy concentration area obtain all the academic course prerequisites necessary for consideration for admission to the Oakland University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program as well as those at other institutions.

The Applied Health Sciences program is uniquely positioned to allow students to combine courses from the university curriculum with specific Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degrees from accredited community colleges. The two-plus-two degree completion program provides for the transfer of up to 65 semester credits from accredited two-year community colleges. Students who have completed AAS degrees in health-related fields including dental assisting, health information technology, medical assistant, occupational therapy assistant, pharmacy technician, physical therapist assistant, respiratory therapy, or surgical technology may qualify for the two-plus-two Applied Health Sciences program.  Students with AAS degrees in a health-related field not listed may seek permission to enroll from the Applied Health Sciences Program Director.  Concurrent enrollment in a community college AAS program and Oakland University’s AHS program is not permitted.

The Applied Health Sciences program requires that courses accepted for transfer must have a grade of C or above, and that all course-work has been taken at accredited institutions. For additional information, see the Transfer student information section of the catalog.

The Applied Health Sciences program is uniquely positioned to allow students to combine courses from the university curriculum with specific Associate of Applied Sciences (AAS) degrees from accredited community colleges. The two-plus-two degree completion program provides for the transfer of up to 65 semester credits from accredited two-year community colleges. Students who have completed AAS degrees in health-related fields including dental assisting, health information technology, medical assistant, occupational therapy assistant, pharmacy technician, physical therapist assistant, respiratory therapy, or surgical technology may qualify for the two-plus-two Applied Health Sciences program.  Students with AAS degrees in a health-related field not listed may seek permission to enroll from the Applied Health Sciences Program Director.  Concurrent enrollment in a community college AAS program and Oakland University’s AHS program is not permitted.

The Applied Health Sciences program requires that courses accepted for transfer must have a grade of C or above, and that all course-work has been taken at accredited institutions. For additional information, see the Transfer student information section of the catalog.


Schedule of classes

Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

Programs

Courses

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