Applied Health Major

Program Overview

Designed to be completed in a minimum of four full-length semesters, the Applied Health program enables students to critically review research, identify valid sources of health information, analyze factors that contribute to health and illness, examine the organization and administration of health care, and apply these in a professional work setting.  Students apply these skills through the completion of a 3-credit, 120-hour internship during their final semester. 

The B.S. in Applied Health was developed to allow for declaration of a minor field of study and students who select the Applied Health major are strongly encouraged to complete a minor in Economics, Interpersonal Communication, Public Relations, Women & Gender Studies, Sales, Psychology, or Sociology. 

Is Applied Health Right for You?

The Applied Health program prepares students with basic health administration, management and marketing skills.  Therefore, the program is specifically aimed at students who:

  • Have completed an A.A./A.S. or an A.A.S. in an Allied Health discipline.
  • Are seeking advancement at their place of employment.
  • Are interested in entry level administrative positions in health-related industries and agencies.

 

Careers in Applied Health

The Applied Health program prepares students for a variety of positions in health care industries and settings such as non-profit health organizations, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, nursing homes, assisted living communities and other residential settings.

With a B.S. in Applied Health, students may pursue a variety of careers in entry-level positions, including:

  • Health care staffing recruiter
  • Research assistant
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Medical device sales representative
  • Medical administrative specialist
  • Field sales coordinator
  • Community relations associate
  • Health-insurance customer representative

Advancement in most administrative positions requires a Master’s degree.  Common degrees for individuals with an Applied Health background include the Masters in Health Administration (M.H.A.), Masters in Public Administration (M.P.A.), or Masters in Public Health (M.P.H.) with a concentration in Health Administration.

Program Requirements

 

Core Courses: 19 credits

CR

UCC*

PREREQUISITES

PBHL 3020

Health Care in the United States

3

 

 

PBHL 3040

Health Research Methods I

3

WI

MATH 1300

PBHL 3042

Health Research Methods II

3

 TI

PBHL 3040

PBHL 3750

Human Disease

3

BIO 1140, PBHL 1100 or 1300

PBHL 4500

Health Administration

3

 

PBHL 3020, 3042

PBHL 4961

Introduction to Internship

1

 

PBHL 3750, 3042

PBHL 4971

Internship in Applied Health

3

 

 

Elective Courses: 9 credits

CR

UCC*

PREREQUISITES

PBHL 2100

Women’s Health

3

 

 

PBHL 2150

Drugs and Health

3

 

 

PBHL 2200

Stress Management

3

 

 

PBHL 2210

Nutrition

3

 

 

PBHL 2700

Concepts and Issues of Aging

3

 

 

PBHL 2950

Disparities in Health

3

A4

 

PBHL 3110

Global Health Issues

3

A6

 

PBHL 3140

Reproductive Health

3

A5

 

PBHL 3150

Food and Community

3

A5

 

PBHL 3210

Lifespan Nutrition

3

 

PBHL 2210

PBHL 3220

Food and Social Issues

3

 

 

PBHL 3900

Human Sexuality

3

 

 

PBHL 4300

Counseling Skills for Health Professionals

3

 

 

PBHL 4950

Cultural Dimensions of Health

3

 

 

Co-Requirements: 9 credits

CR

 

MGT 2000

Principles of Management

3

 

 

MKT 2100

Principles of Marketing

3

 

 

and one of the following courses

 

 

 

BIO 4700

Bioethics and Society

3

 

 

COMM 2300

Organizational Communication

3

 

 

COMM 2630

Public Speaking

3

 

 

 

COMM 3400

Intercultural Communication

3

 

 

 

COMM 3600

Interpersonal Communication

3

 

 

 

COMM 3610

Business & Professional Communication

3

 

 

 

COMM 4630

Group Discussion

3

 

 

 

ECON 2020

Microeconomics

3