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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.


Full-Time students receive some form of aid


Student to faculty ratio


Financial aid awarded annually by GCU

Over $23k

Average awarded annually per undergraduate student

Top 20%

Overall mobility index

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

Major Sequence

Required Courses (42 credits):
HRP111Introduction to Health Science3.0
HRP200Medical Terminology3.0
HRP/NU351Health Policy3.0
HRP404Internship in Health Care3.0
HRP444Capstone in Health Science1.0
BI213Human Anatomy & Physiology I4.0
BI214Human Anatomy & Physiology II4.0
MA103Introduction to Statistical Thinking3.0
or BI203 Experimental Design & Statistics
PS111Introduction to Psychology3.0
or PS113 Foundations of Psychology
SO101Principles of Sociology3.0
SP105Beginning Everyday Spanish I3.0
or SP107 Spanish for Specialized Work Settings
or BU242 Managerial Communications
Select one of the following:3.0
Research Methods in Exercise & Sport
Intro to Stats for the Beh Sciences
Methods of Social Work Research
Elective Courses
Select 12 credits from at least two of the following areas, excluding any course taken to fulfill a core major requirement:12.0
Business & Computer Science:
Principles of Financial Accounting
Intercultural Communication
Organizational Communication
Computer Literacy
Any IS Course
Exercise Science:
Any 100-, 200-, or 300-level ES course
Integrative Health:
Any IH course
Natural Science:
Any 100- or 200-level BI course
Any 100- or 200-level CH course
Any NU course
Any 200-level PS course or PS300
Social Work & Gerontology:
Any GP course
Any SW course
Pre-Occupational Therapy Track:
HPS electives include ES252, PS223, and PS227
Total Credits54.0

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

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