Degrees and Requirements

Health Science - Degree Completion

A major in Health Science in meant to provide a bridge between study in the natural sciences and the application of science principles to diverse health-related professions. Full-time faculty members in the Department of Health Science are also professors in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

As part of its continuing growth in Health Science education, La Roche College has established the BA in Health Science, begininning in the fall semester of 2008.  The BA in Health Science is designed to meet the needs of those students already credentialed health professionals who are seeking to complete at Bachelor's degree.  The major in Health Science combines study in natural and health sciences with liberal arts study through the Core Curriculum.  The Health Science major also offers general elective credits, which a student can use to add a second major, or a minor, to further one's background in the sciences or liberal arts.
 This program is for individuals who maintain active certification in one of the following health professions:

  • Radiography[R.T.(R)from the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists]
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology [R.T.(N) from the A.R.R.T.]
  • Radiation Therapy[R.T.(T) from the A.R.R.T.]
  • Sonography {R.D.M.S. from the American Registry in Diagnostic Medical Sonography]
  • Respiratory Therapy [C.R.T. from the National Board for Respiratory Care]
  • Medical Laboratory Technician [M.L.T. from the American Society for Clinical Pathology]
  • Surgical Technologist [from NBSTSA]
  • Dietetic Technician [from ACEND]
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant [from OCATE], Physical Therapy Assistant [from NPTE], Dental Hygiene [from ADA] and Histotechnician [from ASCP]
  • Registered Cardiac Sonographer Cardiovascular Credentialing International [CCI]


To successfully complete the Health Science Degree Completion major, the following coursework is required:

  • 18 credits of Health Science Requirements
  • 30 credits of CORE Curriculum courses
  • 15 credits for active Certification in one of the Health Science Areas
  • 45 credits for science courses leading to certification- Associates Degree or Hospital Program
  • General Elective credits are dependent on transfer credits

A minimum of 120 credits are required for degree, the last 30 of which must be earned at La Roche College.

 

Summary of Requirements

Health Science Component: Select 18 credits

  • HSCU3015
    BIOLOGY OF AGING |

    HSCU3015
    BIOLOGY OF AGING |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course explores the anatomical and physiological changes associated with human aging. What is aging, lifespan, theories of aging, and evolution and aging will also be discussed.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    BIOL1023 & BIOL1023L

  • HSCU3021
    HUMAN PATHOPHYSIOLOGY I |

    HSCU3021
    HUMAN PATHOPHYSIOLOGY I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The course will examine the causes, evolution, morphological changes, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis of diseases. Representative disorders of the integument, musculosketetal, nervous, and endocrine systems will be studied.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    BIOL1024 & BIOL1024L

  • HSCU3025
    EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY & SPORTS NUTRITION(EXSP3025) |

    HSCU3025
    EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY & SPORTS NUTRITION(EXSP3025) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles Sports Nutrition and Exercise Physiology with an emphasis on wellness promotion throughout life.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    BIOL1024 & BIOL1024L

  • HSCU3041
    HUMAN PATHOPHYSIOLOGY II |

    HSCU3041
    HUMAN PATHOPHYSIOLOGY II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is a continuation of the study of human pathophysiology. It will examine the causes, evolution, morphological changes, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis of representative diseases of the endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, digestive, and reproductive systems.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    BIOL1024 & BIOL1024L & HSCU3021

  • HSCU3045
    PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH SCIENCE |

    HSCU3045
    PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH SCIENCE |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drug therapy with emphasis on the actions, interactions, adverse effects and care implications of each classification of drugs used to treat clients and patients with diseases of body systems. The organization of the central nervous system and autonomic nervous system will be described. Drug metabolism and elimination will also be discussed. Related topics includes lifespan considerations, economics, legal and ethical aspects of drub administration and client/patient education.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    BIOL1015 & BIOL1023 & BIOL1024 & CHEM1007 & CHEM1017

  • HSCU3050
    HEALTH ASSESSMENT IN HEALTH SCIENCES |

    HSCU3050
    HEALTH ASSESSMENT IN HEALTH SCIENCES |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course focuses on health assessment, health promotion, and disease prevention for major health concerns of individuals throughout the life span. Emphasis will be on developing the student's ability to create an in-depth health history and health risk profile, and to perform physical assessment of clients of varying ages. Evidence-based screening tests for early detection of disease, immunizations and prophylaxis to prevent disease and counseling to modify risk factors that lead to disease will be explored. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    BIOL1024

  • PHIL3027
    BIOMEDICAL ETHICS |

    PHIL3027
    BIOMEDICAL ETHICS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The course addresses significant ethical issues and controversies that occur in the health professions. Students are not encouraged to adopt any particular ethical position or view but rather gain an ability to review and analyze the reasons that support various norms and opinions in this field.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • PSYC2015
    HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY |

    PSYC2015
    HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course explores psychological contributions to physical health and illness enhancement of physical health and the understanding and control of psychological processes that undermine health are addressed from theoretical and applied perspectives. Topics include the psychology of stress, pain, illness and treatment, and addictive lifestyle behaviors such as drinking and smoking.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    PSYC1021 or PSYC1021H

  • PSYC3035
    BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY |

    PSYC3035
    BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course explores physiological bases of human psychological experiences. The nervous and endocrine systems are examined in relationship to emotions, stress, psychological disorders, and other processes.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    PSYC1021 or PSYC1021H