Jun 22, 2024  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Science, B.S.

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The Rockhurst University Exercise, Sport, and Health Science Department helps students reach their potential through quality instruction and application-based learning focused on recognizing and caring for the whole person.  The Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree prepares those who desire to work within a health related setting, hospital or medical community.This degree requires the successful completion of no fewer than 128 semester credit hours, including a one credit hour field experience involving a minimum of 50 contact hours.  Students should be aware that a criminal background check is required.  The presence of any criminal conviction on a student’s record may affect his/her eligibility for participating in clinical internships, becoming certified or licensed, and/or securing a job in the student’s field.

Students choose one of two tracks: Community Health Management or Health and Disability.  Graduates are prepared to work within a health related setting in administrative, managerial, and technical positions, as well as to attend graduate school.

Bachelor of Science in Health Science

Lower-division Requirements:

Major Courses:

Required Courses


Students choose one of the two following tracks, selecting a minimum of fourteen hours of coursework from at least two departments (not including the required experiential component).


A grade of C or better is required in each lower-division and upper-division course of the major.  (A grade of C- will not satisfy the requirement.)

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