ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This major is for individuals interested in pursuing entry-level careers or advanced professional degrees in health-related professions. The Health Promotion track engages students in hands-on, client-centered coursework that actively prepares them for professions in health promotion/education, corporate wellness, personal training/coaching or nutrition studies. Students in the Rehabilitation Science track will engage in a science-based curriculum emphasizing prerequisite coursework, preparing for entrance in advanced professional degree programs at other institutions, such as dietetics, physical therapy or chiropractic medicine. Students also can pursue an accelerated (3+2) Master of Athletic Training degree at C-SC, finishing both bachelors and masters degrees in five years.
WHY SHOULD I MAJOR IN HEALTH SCIENCE?
We aim to produce engaged, experienced and credentialed health professionals. Participate in simulations, exceptional practicums and internships. Gain experience in our Recreation & Wellness Center, apprentice as a teaching assistant/coach or choose one of our off-campus internship sites. Explore travel study options like the Olympic Training Center, or earn Personal Training and CPR certifications.
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Professional Experiences: JE & LE Mabee Recreation & Wellness Center, KROC Center, YMCA, Department of Public Health, Advance PT, Blessing Reiman Hospital, Quincy Medical Group, DOT Foods, Grown N Gathered
Travel Study Courses: Olympic Training Center, Ireland
Service Learning: Wise & Well Presentations, C-SC community health assessments, Fitness Assessments, Fitness Programming
C-SC has a partnership with Logan University in Chesterfield, Mo., that allows our Health Science graduates to get preferred entrance into their masters programs in Sport Rehabilitation, Dietetics and Human Performance.
AT A GLANCE
Can you minor in this program?
Tracks within the major:
Health Promotion (wellness, personal training/coaching and exercise science/kinesiology) or Rehabilitation Science (pre-AT, pre-Chiropractic and pre-PT)
Emphasis within the major:
Practicum/Internships, certificate program coursework, travel study, simulations
For more information, contact:
Jay Hoffman, DHSe, ATC
Department Chair of Athletic Training & Health Sciences
Phone: 573-288-6000, ext. 6534