Health Sciences

Program Curriculum

The Health Sciences major offers two tracks: General Studies in Health Sciences and Radiography. Both tracks include a combined 90 credits of the core curriculum and major requirements, with an additional 30 credits specific to the selected track.

Providing an interdisciplinary education, the liberal arts are infused into the program’s curriculum with a specific focus on health science, with 18 of the 56 credits of major requirements applied to the core curriculum.

The curriculum was carefully designed to align with the National Consortium of Health Science Education (NCHSE) standards that “represent core expectations transferrable to many health professions.”

Bachelor of Science in Health Science Curriculum
BI-171 Anatomy & Physiology I w/ Lab 1  4
BI-172 Anatomy & Physiology II w/ Lab 1  4
HL-180 Foundations of Health Science 3
SO-121 Introduction to Sociology 1  3
EC-101 Introduction to Economics 1  3
MA-132 Statistics for Life Sciences 1  3
MA-210 Mathematics for Health Sciences 3
TH-204 Healthcare and the Christian Tradition 3
PS-151 Introduction to Psychology 3
LW-156 Legal Aspects of Healthcare 3
BI-220 Concepts of Human Health & Disease 3
HM-210 Healthcare Issues & Organization 3
PL-254 or
PL-256
Contemporary Issues in Bioethics or

Food, Ethics, and Justice 2

3
BI-271 Concepts of Public Health 3
BI-303 Medical Terminology 3
SO-368 Healthcare & Inequalities 2 (Pre-req: So 121) 3
HL-320 Principles of Healthcare Leadership & Communication 3
HL-485 Current Issues and Trends: Inter-professional Health Sciences 2
(Capstone course, Pre-req: HL-320 Leadership)
4
Core Requirements not included above: English Composition (2), Literature (2), Fine Art (1),
History (2), Philosophy & Ethics (2), and Language (2)
33
Specialization/ Track (General Studies or Radiography) 30
120

1 Fulfills Core Requirement       2 Fulfills Distributive Requirement

General Studies in Health Sciences Track

The General Studies track also covers specific competencies that would be required for students to qualify to take the National Health Science Certificate (NHSC) examination administered by the Consortium.

General Studies Track
Select 2 of the following courses from Biology

BI-394 Concepts of Epidemiology

BI-330 Environment & Health

BI-469 Human Nutrition

Select 2 of the following courses from Psychology, 1 course from each Group

Group A:

PS-230 Childhood and Adolescence

PS-240 Adulthood and Aging

6

Group B:

PS-230 Childhood and Adolescence

PS-240 Adulthood and Aging

PS-250 Personality

PS-260 Abnormal Psychology

PS-340 Physiological Psychology

PS-455 Biological Foundations: Human Sexuality

Select 2 of the following courses from Health & Physical Education

HE-150 Physiology of Exercise & Healthy Aging

HE-200 Complementary Therapies for Health, Wellness, and Cognition

PE-255 Fitness and Wellness

HE-486 Current Issues in Health Education

6
   HL-495 Internship: Community Health 3
Free Electives 9 9
30

Radiography Track

Students in this track are admitted to Saint Peter’s University into the Health Sciences, Radiography Track. Students apply for Conditional Admit Status to Englewood Hospital School of Radiography at the start of their third year at Saint Peter’s, and the granting of Conditional Admit Status is at the sole discretion of Englewood Hospital School of Radiography.

Students must meet the admission requirements of the School of Radiography, be recommended by the Program Director, and successfully complete an interview at Englewood Hospital School of Radiography. Once students with Conditional Admit Status successfully complete the required spring semester courses of their third year, they may apply for Admit Status through the Admissions Office of Englewood Hospital School of Radiography. Students must satisfy all of the admission requirements of the School of Radiography, including volunteer service and the required level of performance on an entrance examination, TEAS V. The granting of admission is at the sole discretion of each individual School of Radiography.

Students admitted to the Englewood Hospital School of Radiography will complete two years of study, including summers at Englewood Hospital School of Radiography. Students are awarded the BS degree from Saint Peter’s University upon documented evidence of successfully completing the Englewood Hospital School of Radiography program, but prior to taking the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) exam. The successful completion of this program does not confer eligibility for advanced certification or licensure.

Students who are not granted Conditional Admit Status by Englewood Hospital School of Radiography can switch to the General Studies track in the Health Science major to complete their undergraduate studies and graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences.

For more detailed information about the admission requirements, students should consult the Program Director. Students entering Saint Peter’s University in the Health Sciences, Radiography Track should consult the Program Director early and often to make sure they take the required courses in the correct sequence, meet all of Saint Peter’s requirements, and understand the requirements of Englewood Hospital School of Radiography.