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Health Promotion

Pictured | Asia Carruthers | Health Sciences, Health Promotion / Minor in Spanish | South Bend, Indiana (hometown)
Volunteer activities and affiliations | President, Stage for Change; Vice President, Black Student Union; Member, Student Association for Civil Rights and Social Justice; Freedom Summer, Class of 2016

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

with a concentration in Health Promotion

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Sciences with a concentration in Health Promotion prepares students for many different types of careers in health education, health promotion, health behavior, or community health. Students majoring in the B.S.H.S. with a concentration in Health Promotion will be able to take the Certified Health Education Specialist Examination (CHES) offered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Becoming a CHES opens many more opportunities for students in public health.

Health Promotion Concentration Objectives

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

  • Utilize the core functions of public health for population health change
  • Construct interventions to promote health and prevent illness
  • Evaluate outcome measures related to program effectiveness and accountability

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 Health Promotion 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.

Major Requirements (54 cr.)
Health Sciences Core (30 cr.)

All courses are 3 cr., unless otherwise designated

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 21-33 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 three Health Sciences Concentrations they will complete. Each of the concentrations are offered as minors and post-degree certificates (courses are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • BUS-H 320 Systems of Health Care Delivery; OR
    HSC-L 230 Health Care Delivery Systems
  • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills
  • HSC-A 291 Service Learning in Health Sciences I; OR
    HSC-H 491 Service Learning in Health Sciences II
  • HSC-H 101 Introduction to Health Sciences
  • HSC-H 322 Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • HSC-H 402 Health Policy and Advocacy 
  • HSC-H 411 Psychosocial Behavior Modeling for Fitness and Health
  • HSC-H 492 Research in Health Sciences
  • HSC-H 499 Senior Seminar in Health Sciences
  • HSC-W 314 Ethics and Health Professionals

Health Promotion Concentration Core (24 cr.)

All courses are 3 cr., unless otherwise designated

  • HSC-E 443 Public Health Education Methods *
  • HSC-F 366 Case Studies in Community Health *
  • HSC-H 412 Global Health
  • HSC-H 327 Introduction to Public and Community Health *
  • HSC-H 331 Environmental Health *
  • HSC-H 434 Diversity and Cultural Competence
  • HSC-H 477 Health Program Assessment and Planning
  • HSC-H 478 Evaluation of Health Programs 

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Academic Bulletins

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2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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