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Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion

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Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

with a concentration in Health Promotion

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (B.S.H.S.) 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 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

Students can schedule an appointment with an advisor through the Student Appointment Scheduler (SAS) in 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 are recommended to be completed with a grade of C or higher.
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required.
  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise noted.

Major Requirements (51 cr.)

Health Sciences Core (24 cr.)

The Health Sciences core will begin with HSC-H Introduction to Health Sciences. This course should be taken at the beginning of the academic career along with General Education courses and select concentration-specific courses. All Health Sciences students will take 24 credit hours of core courses and then specific courses required for individual concentrations. The following courses are the core courses for all Health Sciences students:

  • 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 327 Introduction to Public and Community Health
  • 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 (27 cr.)
  • HSC-E 443 Public Health Education Methods
  • HSC-F 366 Case Studies in Community Health
  • HSC-H 402 Health Policy and Advocacy
  • HSC-H 412 Global Health
  • HSC-H 331 Environmental Health
  • HSC-H 434 Diversity and Cultural Competence
  • HSC-H 477 Community Assessment and Program Planning
  • HSC-H 478 Evaluation of Health Promotion Programs
  • HSC-L 320 Health Care Delivery Systems

Academic Bulletins

PDF Version

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

Please be aware that the PDF is formatted from the webpages; some pages may be out of order.