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Health Profession Studies

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.

To earn this degree, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including your General Education requirements and the major requirements below.

Major Sequence

Required Courses (42 credits):
HRP111Introduction to Health Science3
HRP200Medical Terminology3
HRP/NU351Health Policy3
HRP404Internship in Health Care3
HRP444Capstone in Health Science1
BI213Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
BI214Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
MA103Introduction to Statistical Thinking3
or BI203 Experimental Design & Statistics
PL354Bioethics3
PS111Introduction to Psychology3
Select one of the following:3
PS232
Intro to Stats for the Beh Sciences
SW310
Methods of Social Work Research
ES470
Research Methods in Exercise & Sport
SO101Principles of Sociology3
SP105Beginning Everyday Spanish I3
or SP107 Spanish for Specialized Work Settings
SW295CommunicationSkillsSocialWork3
or BU242 Managerial Communications
Elective Courses
Select 12 credits from at least two disciplines:12
AC171
Principles of Financial Accounting
BI111
Life: Human Biology
BI219
Microbiology
CH151
Chemistry for the Health Sciences
CM251
Intercultural Communication
CM252
Organizational Communication
CS105
Computer Literacy
ES111
Found Ex Science & Wellness
ES220
Introduction to Nutrition
ES250
Kinesiology & Applied Anatomy
GP207
Psycho-Social Aspects of Aging
GP316
Physiology of Development & Aging
IH210
Integrative Self-Care Planning
IH305
Found Health & Wellness Coaching
IH320
Integrative Healing Methods
IH325
Integrative Nutrition
IH337
Integrative Lifestyle Modifications
IH365
Health & Wellness Coaching Practice
IH405
Field Ex Health & Wellness Coaching
IS224
Introduction to Business Analytics
NU111
Introduction to Professional Nursing
NU211
Foundations of Professional Nursing
NU350
Health Advocacy
PS221
Child & Adolescent Development
PS223
Psychopathology
PS224
Adult Development
PS227
Lifespan Development
PS281
Introduction to Addictions & Recovery
PS282
Foundations of Addictions Treatment
SW240
Addictions
Pre-Occupational Therapy Track:
HPS electives include ES250, PS223, and PS227
Total Credits54


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

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