The Health Care Professional track in the BSHS was originally designed to address the difficulties encountered by junior college graduates with AAS degrees (e.g., dental assistants, radiology technicians, emergency medical technicians, medical technologists, etc.) in earning a BS degree. State-mandated courses required for certification and the core courses required for these specialties by junior colleges provide students earning this degree with a significant number of credits that do not count toward a BS degree. This track was designed in conjunction with Gulf Coast Community College (GCCC) to make the BS more easily attainable through adjustments in courses required of these students by GCCC and by adjustments in the transfer credits accepted for this track by UWF. Careful progress through an AAS degree at other junior colleges can also prepare students for this track. Students graduating from this concentration area receive training in professional writing, accounting, economic theory, principles of public policy, and end-of-life ethics. In addition, students examine issues related to medical disaster management and occupational safety and health in the health care environment.
TERM CREDIT COURSE TITLE OFFERED FORMAT HOURS
ACG 3082 Accounting for Non-Majors Fa, Sp, Su MC / ONLINE 3 ECO 3003 Principles of Economic Theory Fa, Sp ONLINE 3 ENC 3250 Professional Writing Fa, Sp, Su ONLINE 3 HSC 4658 End-of-Life Ethics Fa, Sp, Su ONLINE 3 GEY 4001 Gerontology Fa, Sp, Su ONLINE 3 PHC 4363 Occupupational Safety & Health in Health Care Sp, Su ONLINE 3 HSC 4404 Medical Disaster Management Fa, Sp, Su ONLINE 3 NUR 3145 Pharmacology Fa, Sp, Su ONLINE 3 NUR 4177 Holistic Healthcare Su, Sp ONLINE 3 Choose one of the following: 3 PCB 4703 Human Physiology Fa, Sp, Su ONLINE HSC 3555 Pathophysiology Fa, Sp, Su MC / ONLINE Upper level approved electives 12
TOTAL HOURS 42