Health Sciences

Program Curriculum

Dr. Christina Mortellaro, Advisor

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 57 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 transferable  to many health professions."

BI-171Anatomy and Physiology I 14
BI-171LAnatomy and Physiology I Lab 10
BI-172Anatomy and Physiology II 14
BI-172LAnatomy and Physiology II Lab 10
HL-180Foundations of Health Science3
SO-121Introduction to Sociology 23
EC-101Macroeconomic Principles 23
MA-132Statistics for the Life Sciences 33
MA-210Mathematics for the Health Sciences 33
TH-204Healthcare in the Christian Tradition 43
PS-151Introduction to Psychology3
LW-156Legal Aspects of Health Care3
BI-220Concepts of Human Health and Disease3
HM-210Health Care Issues and Organization3
PL-254Contemporary Issues in Bioethics 53
or PL-256 Food Ethics and Justice
BI-271Concepts of Public Health3
BI-303Medical Terminology3
SO-368Health and Inequalities: Race, Class and Gender (Pluralism)3
HL-320Healthcare Leadership and Communication3
HL-485Current Issues and Trends: Inter-professional Health Sciences (Capstone, WI)4
Specialization/Track (General Studies or Radiography)30
Total Credits87

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.

Select two of the following courses from Biology6
BI-330
Environmental Health
BI-394
Epidemiology
BI-469
Human Nutrition
Select two of the following courses from Psychology (one from each Group). The same course cannot count for both Groups.6
Group A:
PS-230
Childhood and Adolescence
PS-240
Adulthood and Aging
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 two of the following courses from Health & Physical Education6
HE-150
Physiology of Exercise and Healthy Aging
HE-200
Complementary Therapies for Health, Wellness and Cognition
HE-486
Current Issues in Health Education
PE-255
Fitness and Wellness
Required course
HL-495Internship: Community Health3
Free Electives9
Total Credits30

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.