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Health Profession Studies at Hazlet

If the field of health care is intriguing to you, a B.A. in Health Profession Studies from Georgian Court University will allow you to explore a variety of interests. Your studies will give you broad options for pursuing jobs such as patient care coordinator, hospital or medical office manager, patient advocate or navigator, rehabilitation aide, or health advocate.

With a B.A. in Health Profession Studies from Georgian Court University, you’ll command extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and functions and sharpen your communication, interpersonal, and professional skills—all through academic research and hands-on learning. In addition, you can take a few additional integrative health courses that will prepare you for a career in health and wellness coaching.

Program

To earn a B.A. in Health Profession Studies, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including:

  • General Education courses
  • Major required courses (30credits)
  • Major electives (12 credits)

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Courses

Required:

  • BI213 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
  • BI214 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
  • HRP111 Introduction to Health Sciences (3)
  • HRP200 Medical Terminology (3)
  • HRP351 Health Policy (3)
  • HRP404 Internship in Health Care (3)
  • HRP444 Capstone in Health Science (1)
  • PL354 Bioethics (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • PS232 Introduction to Statistics & Research Methods (3)
    • SW310 Methods of Social Work Research (3)
    • ES470 Research Methods in Exercise & Sport (3)
  • Choice of courses (pick one):
    • SW295 Communication Skills in Social Work (3)
    • BU242 Managerial Communications (3)

Electives (choose 12 credits from at least two disciplines):

  • AC171 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
  • BI111 Life: Human Biology (4)
  • BI219 Microbiology (4)
  • CH151 Chemistry for Health Sciences (4)
  • CM250 Interpersonal Communication (3)
  • CM251 Intercultural Communication (3)
  • CS105 Computer Literacy (3)
  • ES111 Foundations of Exercise Science & Wellness (3)
  • ES220 Introduction to Nutrition (3)
  • GP207 Psycho-Social Aspects of Aging (3)
  • GP316 Physiology of Development & Aging (3)
  • IH210 Integrative Self-Care Planning (3)
  • IH305Foundations of Health & Wellness Coaching (3)
  • IH320 Integrative Healing Methods (3)
  • IH325 Integrative Nutrition (3)
  • IH337 Integrative Lifestyle Modifications (3)
  • IH365 Health & Wellness Coaching Practice (3)
  • IH405 Field Experience in Health & Wellness Coaching (3)
  • NU111 Introduction to Professional Nursing (3)
  • NU211 Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice (4)
  • NU350 Health Advocacy (3)
  • PS221 Child & Adolescent Development (3)
  • PS224 Adult Development (3)
  • PS281 Introduction to Addictions & Recovery (3)
  • PS282 Foundations of Addictions Treatment (3)
  • SW240 Addictions (3)

Health & Wellness Coaching:

  • IH305Foundations of Health & Wellness Coaching (3)
  • IH325 Integrative Nutrition (3)
  • IH337 Integrative Lifestyle Modifications (3)
  • IH365 Health & Wellness Coaching Practice (3)
  • IH405 Field Experience in Health & Wellness Coaching (3)

Note: Two of the five health and wellness coaching courses can count toward the electives for the major.

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