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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences

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Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(248) 370-3562

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Department Chairperson: Amanda Lynch

Professors Emeri: Kenneth R. Hightower, Ronald E. Olson, Richard Rozek, Philip Singer

Associate professors: Jennifer F. Lucarelli, Amanda Lynch, Christina Papadimitriou, Melissa Reznar

Assistant professors: Ed Rohn, Laurel Stevenson, Emily Van Wasshenova

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, Teri Kolar, Kate Masely, Teresa Taggart


A Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences combines a broad spectrum of behavioral sciences, social sciences and health sciences course requirements and electives for students who desire a generalized health sciences academic experience. In addition, students choose one of three academic concentrations to obtain greater exposure to a specific health discipline including holistic health, pre-health professional and pre-pharmacy. The holistic health concentration prepares students for many traditional and non-traditional health and service-oriented professions and graduate programs. The pre-health professional concentration incorporates basic science courses to prepare students for the traditional application requirements for medical, dental, optometric, physician assistant and other professional schools. The pre-pharmacy concentration prepares students for application to the Doctor of Pharmacy programs at Wayne State University and other institutions.

The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (NTR) degree provides coursework in a wide array of nutritional domains, including community nutrition, medical nutrition therapy, and food science, among others. This degree positions students to pursue post-bachelor nutrition and wellness job opportunities in health care, nonprofit, governmental, industrial, and academic settings. Students can apply for the dietetics specialization in their sophomore year, for entry in their junior year. The NTR degree also prepares students for graduate programs in nutrition, public health, and health professions.

The Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Sciences degree 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 degree completion program provides for the transfer of up to 84 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 Applied Health Sciences program.  Students with AAS degrees in a health-related field not listed may seek permission to enroll from the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Chair.  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 coursework has been taken at accredited institutions. For additional information regarding transfer policies, 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.


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