Sep 26, 2023  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences Program

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Health Sciences Program Coordinator: Patricia A. Wren

Professors Emeritus: Ronald E. Olson, Philip Singer

Professors: Gary D. Russi, Kenneth R. Hightower

Associate professor: Richard J. Rozek

Assistant professor: Tanis J. Hastmann, Jennifer F. Lucarelli 

Clinical professors: Donald G. Bronn, Craig Hartrick, Peter A. McCullough, Moon J. Pak

Clinical associate professor:  Joseph H. Guettler

Clinical assistant professors: J. Kay Felt, Todd E. Lininger, Lynne M. Prybys, Monica Wilkinson

Clinical instructors: Kim Bezas, Angela Fern, Jennifer Guthrie, Donna Morrison, Bethany Thayer

Adjunct instructor:  Ronald R. Gellish


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 concentration areas to obtain greater exposure to a specific health discipline. These six academic areas include exercise science, integrative holistic medicine, nutrition and health, pre-health professional, pre-pharmacy, and pre-physical therapy. Students completing the exercise science concentration area 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 including the Oakland University Graduate Certificate in Complementary Medicine and Wellness. The nutrition and health concentration prepares students to 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. 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.

Programs & Cores

Health Sciences, B.S. 

Nutrition and Health Minor 

Course Descriptions

The department offers selected courses from this catalog as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty: Health Sciences Program .

Schedule of Classes

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

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