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Rehabilitation Sciences

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Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

with a concentration in Rehabilitation Sciences

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a concentration in Rehabilitation Sciences prepares students for many different types of careers in sport and exercise sciences, health and fitness, and rehabilitation. The concentration prepares students to apply to graduate programs in Occupational or Physical Therapy and Athletic Training. Students will have the ability to engage in their field of student through experiential learning with local healthcare organizations.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a concentration in Rehabilitation Sciences can pursue certification, apply for various healthcare jobs, and pursue graduate education fields such as sports medicine, exercise and kinesiology, occupational and physical therapy, and other rehabilitation professions. 


Rehabilitation Sciences Objectives

To be able to fulfill the requirements of a Bachelor Degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Rehabilitation Sciences and promote the overall program goals, graduates of the Health Sciences degree at Indiana University South Bend will be able to:

  • Design improvement plans for health and fitness
  • Analyze aggregate exercise data to inform individuals and special populations of plans for health and fitness
  • Evaluate exercise outcomes in both health and special populations

Academic Advising

College policy on advising requires that students meet with their academic advisors at least once each year, and in some departments, prior to each semester’s to enrollment. Advising holds are placed on all Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences students prior to advance registration and are released following advising appointments. Students with a declared major are advised in their academic units. To determine who your advisor is and how to contact them, log into the Student Center at One.IU.


Degree Requirements (120 cr.)

Students receiving the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a concentration in Rehabilitation Sciences must complete 120 credits including:


  • A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300- or 400-level.
  • Courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required.

Biological, Life, and Social Sciences Requirements (44 cr.)

All courses are 3 cr., unless otherwise designated

  • AHLT-R 185 Medical Terminology (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II 
  • CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II (2 cr.)
  • ENG-W 131 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I
  • MATH-M 115 Precalculus and Trigonometry (5 cr.)
  • PHSL-P 261 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 cr.)
  • PHSL-P 262 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 201 General Physics 1 (5 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 202 General Physics 2 (5 cr.)
  • PSY-P 103 General Psychology
  • PSY-P 216 Life Span Developmental Pscyology
  • PSY-P 324 Abnormal Psychology

Major Requirements (36 cr.)

All courses are 3 cr., unless otherwise designated

Health Sciences Core (18 cr.)

The Health Sciences Core will begin with Introduction to Health Sciences. This will be taken along with the General Education courses and introduce students to Health Systems. All Health Sciences students will take the 12-33 credit hours of the Health Sciences core depending on the concentration.

After the first two years of General Education, students will determine which of the Health Sciences Concentrations they will complete the following courses:

  • HSC-A 291 Service Learning in Health Sciences I; OR
    HSC-A 491 Service Learning in Health Sciences II
  • HSC-H 101 Introduction to Health Sciences
  • HSC-H 322 Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • HSC-H 411 Psychosocial Behavior Modeling for Fitness and Health
  • HSC-H 499 Senior Seminar in Health Sciences
  • HSC-W 314 Ethics and Health Professionals

Rehabilitation Sciences Concentration Core (18 cr.)

Students should see their advisor for specific courses for the Rehabilitation Sciences concentration.  


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