BHS - School of Health Professions

Health Science (Health and Wellness Services)

The health and wellness services emphasis will prepare students for application to clinical or graduate programs in fields such as occupational therapy, accelerated nursing, applied behavior analysis, or health education and promotion. The health and wellness services emphasis may also prepare students who have appropriate work experience as an undergraduate to work in fields such as health and human services, non-profit organizations, corporate health promotion, and wellness programming. The health and wellness emphasis services area includes 20 hours of core required courses, professional emphasis requirements, and required health science electives that complement the student's pathway. In addition, the health science program requires an internship that is appropriate for a student's career goals. Examples of internships for the health and wellness services emphasis include approved study abroad, health promotion, physical fitness, and nutritional services through WELLAWARE at Boone Hospital Center, Safe Kids Columbia, and Case Management at Lutheran Family and Children's Services.