Catalog 2023-2024

Health Sciences

Teaching Faculty

Professors Dearolf (chair), Kennedy, Murray, and Schurko
Associate Professor MacDonald
Assistant Professors Gantz, Irons, and Thomas

Description

Health Science Major

13 courses distributed as follows:

  • BIOL 150  Fundamentals of Cellular Life (w/Lab)
  • CHEM 110  General Chemistry I (w/Lab)
  • CHEM 120   General Chemistry II (w/Lab)
  • BIOL 205  Anatomy & Physiology I (w/Lab)
  • BIOL 215  Anatomy & Physiology II (w/Lab)
  • PSYC 210   Developmental Psychology
  • 1 course from the following list
    • BUSI 250   Principles of Statistics
    • MATH 215   Introductory Statistics
    • PSYC 290   Statistics
    • SOCI 210   Social Statistics
  • HESC 497  Senior Seminar
  • 1 course from the following list [see the Senior Capstone Experience to explain these options]
    • HESC X95  Internship (Non-Credit)
    • HESC X96  Internship (Credit)
    • HESC X98  Independent Research (Non-Credit)
    • HESC X99  Independent Research (Credit)
  • 4 courses from the following (at least two at 300 level or above):
    • BIOL 250  Genetics (w/Lab)
    • BIOL 310  Developmental Biology (w/Lab)
    • BIOL 325   Neurobiology (w/Lab)
    • BIOL 340  Microbiology (w/Lab)
    • BIOL 354  Biology of Movement
    • BIOL 362  Physiology of Exercise (w/Lab)
    • BIOL 430  Immunology (w/Lab)
    • BIOL 435   Cancer Biology (w/Lab)
    • BIOL 440  Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (w/Lab)
    • CHEM 240  Organic Chemistry I (w/Lab)
    • CHEM 330  Biological Chemistry (w/Lab)
    • HESC 200  Introduction to Athletic Injuries
    • HESC 265  Nutrition
    • PSYC 310   Social Neuroscience  (w/Lab)
    • PSYC 330   Learning
    • PSYC 335   Sensation and Perception
    • PSYC 341   Moral Emotions
    • PSYC 351  Health Psychology
    • PSYC 352   Social Cognition
    • PSYC 355   Evolutionary Psychology
    • PSYC 360   Behavioral  Neuroscience (w/Lab)
    • PSYC 365   Emotions
    • PSYC 366   Behavioral Endocrinology
    • PSYC 385   Abnormal Psychology

Notes:

Students majoring in Health Science cannot double major in Biology or Psychology.
Students majoring in Health Science cannot minor in Biology.

Senior Capstone Experience

Health Science students are required to complete HESC X95 Internship (non-credit) or HESC X96 Internship (for credit) through Career Services and participate in HESC 497  Senior Seminar during one semester of the senior year. The Internship must be approved in advance by the program chair and completed prior to taking the senior seminar. When appropriate, and upon approval by the program chair, a year of research during the academic year or at least 8 weeks of summer research may substitute for the internship experience. Students doing research during the academic year will register for HESC X99 Independent Research for credit  (a for-credit course taken during one of the two semesters during which the research is conducted), whereas students doing research for the summer will register for HESC X98 Independent Research (a non-credit course normally added to the Spring semester following the research experience). Students who have done research during the summer at Hendrix and wish to obtain course credit can register for HESC X99  Independent Research for credit and continue their research during a single academic semester.

Program Course Listings

The courses for this program are organized into the following categories:

Health Science Courses

HESC 200

Introduction to Athletic Injuries

The course provides the knowledge of prevention, care, and rehabilitation of common athletic injuries. The student receives athletic training information and the skills necessary to care for the common movement injury. Designed to develop competence in rendering immediate and temporary aid to a victim of accident, sudden illness, or injury. Prerequisite: BIOL 107 or BIOL 205

BIOL 107 or BIOL 205
HESC 265

Nutrition

Examines basic principles of nutrition with emphasis on role of nutrition in health and disease.

Writing Level 2 W2
HESC 497

Senior Seminar

Students will use current literature in their chosen healthcare fields to write an academic paper summarizing the state of the discipline and elaborating on innovations and challenges in those fields. Students will also develop and deliver oral presentations based on these papers and their experiences in internships or original research. Time spent in class will focus on discussions about the state of the medical field, intensive editing of student papers and presentations, and development of written and oral communication skills for health care professionals. Prerequisite: Senior standing and completion of an approved internship or research project

Senior standing and completion of an approved internship or research project
HESC X95

Internship (Non-Credit)

Students interested in internships in health sciences should contact the department chair.

HESC X96

Internship (Credit)

Students interested in internships in health sciences should contact the department chair.

HESC X98

Independent Research (Non-credit)

Non-credit course. Students interested in independent research in HESC should contact the program chair.

Undergraduate Research UR
HESC X99

Independent Research (Credit)

Students interested in independent research in health sciences should contact the department chair.

Undergraduate Research UR
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