Program Overview

A successful health sciences career requires a broad knowledge base for the major elements of management, science, and healthcare practices. The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences equips students with professional knowledge and practical skills in the health science professions in accordance with the university’s Christian heritage and mission.

Program Highlights

  • Integrate God’s Word within the health science industry and society
  • Identify and evaluate key personal and organizational ethics affecting health care professionals
  • Utilize technology in statistical analysis and data management
  • Examine cultural and diversity issues within interpersonal health care

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Potential Careers

Graduates of the program are armed with the knowledge and practical skills needed to succeed in a variety of roles in related industries:

Patient Educator

Health Educator

Lab Manager

Health Care Facility Coordinator

Community Health Organizer

Hospital / Clinic Worker

Course Requirements

Students must complete the following degree components at LAPU or via applicable transfer credits. See the catalog for more details.

General Education Requirements
24 Credits

General Education (24): see catalog for more details

24 Credits
Program Requisites
12 Credits

HSCI 100Introduction to Health and Disease

3 Credits

HSCI 110U.S. Healthcare Systems

3 Credits

PSYC 105Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

STAT 280Applied Statistics

3 Credits
Major Requirements
48 Credits

PSYC 295Human Growth and Development

3 Credits

PSYC 300Research Methods in Psychology

3 Credits

PSYC 430Cultural Psychology

3 Credits

BIOL 225Microbiology/Lab

4 Credits

BIOL 230Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab

4 Credits

BIOL 240Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab

4 Credits

CHEM 115Chemistry for Health Sciences/Lab

4 Credits

HSCI 105Nutrition and Wellness

3 Credits

HSCI 300Bioethics

3 Credits

HSCI 305Introduction to Genetics

4 Credits

HSCI 320Medical Sociology

3 Credits

HSCI 491Senior Seminar: Health Sciences Capstone

3 Credits

HSCI 497Undergraduate Health Science Culminating Experience

3 Credits

NSCI 100General Physics for Health Sciences/Lab

4 Credits
Electives
36 Credits

Electives (36): choose 100-400 level courses from the catalog

36 Credits
Total Credits
120 Credits
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Recommended Concentrations

A concentration is similar to a minor, but more integrated and with no extra units added to the degree. Each program allows you to choose a concentration to sharpen your skills and specialize in a focused area of study.

General Psychology

For those who want a broad, general psychology emphasis offering versatility in the job market.

The General Psychology concentration is designed for those who want a broad, general degree offering versatility in the job market. Concentration courses provide a distinct framework to study broadly, including theories and methods related to clinical foundations, systems approach, as well as current trending psychological theories.

PSYC 400 – Introduction to Clinical Psychology (3 Credits)

PSYC 450 – Family Systems (3 Credits)

PSYC 460 – Motivation (3 Credits)

PSYC 470 – Positive Psychology (3 Credits)

PSYC 480 – Group Processes (3 Credits)

Healthcare Leadership

A foundation for students planning careers in public health, health care management, patient advocacy, and related leadership positions.

The Healthcare Leadership concentration uses an interdisciplinary approach to prepare students for careers in leadership in a variety of healthcare settings. The concentration brings together psychology as well as leadership theories to create a foundation for students planning careers in health care delivery, public health, health care management, patient advocacy, and related leadership positions.

BUSN 395 – Project Management (3 Credits)

HMGT 420 – Healthcare Organizational Management (3 Credits)

ORGS 450 – Theory and Practice of Leadership (3 Credits)

ORGS 470 – Emotional Intelligence and Leaders (3 Credits)

PSYC 470 – Positive Psychology (3 Credits)

Healthcare Management

Gain the key skills, competencies, and knowledge required to effectively serve in the field of healthcare management.

The Healthcare Management concentration is designed specifically to prepare students for the rapidly expanding healthcare industry. Students gain the key skills, competencies, and knowledge required to effectively serve in the field of healthcare management. The courses are designed and taught by industry experts bringing years of practical experience to the learning environment.

HMGT 300 – Healthcare Laws and Regulations (3 Credits)

HMGT 310 – Healthcare Delivery Systems (3 Credits)

HMGT 320 – Healthcare Financial Management (3 Credits)

HMGT 410 – Healthcare Ethics and Quality Control (3 Credits)

HMGT 420 – Healthcare Organizational Management (3 Credits)

Human Services

Provides foundations in pivotal applied psychological theory and methodologies geared toward helping people.

The Human Services concentration utilizes a more general approach and sets students up for a broad scope of career opportunities. Designed to aid students in creating a clear set of skills for helping people, this concentration provides foundations in pivotal applied psychological theory and methodologies geared toward aiding people while understanding their framework of experience.

PSYC 425 – Crisis Counseling and Intervention (3 Credits)

PSYC 435 – Gender Issues in Psychology (3 Credits)

PSYC 445 – Adolescent Psychology (3 Credits)

PSYC 460 – Motivation (3 Credits)

PSYC 480 – Group Processes (3 Credits)

Organizational Dynamics

Specialize in designing and implementing innovative and strategic corporate-wide change initiatives.

The Organizational Dynamics concentration prepares students to specialize in designing and implementing innovative and strategic corporate-wide change initiatives designed to advance the organization’s sustainability and long-term viability. Students develop the key organizational skills necessary to analyze an industry and implement change initiatives to ensure a competitive advantage for the long-term viability of their firm or organization.

BUSN 350 – Marketing and E-Commerce (3 Credits)

BUSN 395 – Project Management (3 Credits)

ISYS 380 – Information Systems Management (3 Credits)

ORGS 360 – Organizational Analysis (3 Credits)

PSYC 460 – Motivation (3 Credits)

Psychology in the Healthcare Profession

Brings together biology, psychology, and social factors to determine how they influence patients and providers in healthcare professions.

The Psychology in the Healthcare Profession concentration allows students to specialize in the aspect of the healthcare industry concerned with how people react and cope with illness, as well as how people make decisions around health and wellness. The concentration brings together biology, psychology, and behavior and social factors to determine how they influence patients and providers in healthcare professions.

PSYC 285 – Abnormal Psychology (3 Credits)

PSYC 350 – Social Psychology (3 Credits)

PSYC 425 – Crisis Counseling and Intervention (3 Credits)

PSYC 435 – Gender Issues in Psychology (3 Credits)

PSYC 470 – Positive Psychology (3 Credits)

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