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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences Program

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Health Sciences Program Director: Patricia A. Wren

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

Associate professors: Richard J. Rozek, Patricia A. Wren

Assistant professors: Rebecca Cheezum, Jason Goldstick, Jennifer F. Lucarelli, Amanda Lynch, Melissa Reznar

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, Laurel Stevenson


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.

Schedule of classes

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



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