Health Sciences

Health Sciences

Health & Science Focused

The Health Sciences degree provides students two pathways to pursue various healthcare careers such as occupational therapy, health education, public health, chiropractic, nutrition, physician assistant, physical therapy, speech, language pathology, or epidemiology. This degree will prepare you for pre-professional programs, admission to Loma Linda University or other institutions.

Marketable Degree

This is a marketable degree for those who want a more health and science focus. Many graduate programs including LLU/ Andrews or other similar graduate program require a BS degree. The following Allied Health professions are graduate level programs, and a Bachelor of Health Science BS would be acceptable for admission.

AS in Health Sciences

  • Ultrasonology
  • Radiation Science
  • Radiology
  • Imaging Respiratory Therapy
  • Pre-Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Pre-Dental Hygiene
  • Health Services

BS in Health Sciences

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech, Language Pathology/Communications Disorders
  • Pathology Assistant
  • Nutrition/Dietetics
  • Orthotics & Prosthetics
  • Health Professions Education
  • Health Informatics

More Information

Jeff Joiner
PUC Nursing & Health Sciences Department
(707) 965-7031
jjoiner@lohrmannclub.net

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Associate & Bathelor of Science in Health Sciences

This sample curriculum is designed to show you how a program may be constructed. It is not likely that these courses can always be taken in the order given. The sequence of classes will change if the degree is started in a different quarter.

AS Proposed Schedule

First Year F W S SU
Intro to Allied Health Professionals 2 - - -
Science & Math Coursework - 4/5 4/5 -
Social Science Coursework 4 - 4 -
College English I, II 4 4 - -
Humanities Coursework - - 4 -
General Education Electives - - 3 -
Nutrition - 3 - -
Introduction to Public Speaking - 4 - -
  13 16 15 -
Second Year F W S SU
Issues in Allied Health Professions - - 2 -
Science & Math Coursework 4/5 4/5 4/5 4/5
Humanities Coursework 4 - - -
Introduction to Statistics - 4 - -
Microbiology & Lab - - 5 -
Health Communications 3 - - -
General Education/Electives 4 3 5 -
  15 16 16 -

BS Proposed Schedule

Third Year F W S SU
Population Health 3 - - -
Epidemiology for Public Health 4 - - -
Health, Society & the Consumer - 4 - -
Humanities Coursework 3 4 3 -
General Education/Electives 5 6 6 -
  15 14 16 -
Fourth Year F W S SU
Current Health Science & Research - - 4 -
Health Systems of the World - 4 - -
General Education/Electives 7 7 4 -
Humanities Coursework - - - -
  16 16 16 -

Total Lower Division Excluding Electives for AS:

38-39

Total Upper Division Excluding Electives for BS:

30

Total Electives:

51 (AS)
70 (BS)