Health Promotion and Science, B.S.

General Education Program
Writing (WR)3
Quantitative Literacy (QR)3-4
Oral Communications (OC)3
Fitness/Health (FH)2-3
Information, Technology & Media Literacy (ITML)3
Religious Studies (RS)3
Freshman Seminar (FS)1
Humanistic & Creative Expression (HCE)6
Natural & Physical World (NPW)6-10
Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing and Health Science I
Anatomy and Physiology for Health Science II
Philosophical, Ethical & Moral Dimensions (PEM)6
Medical Ethics
Environment & Human Experience (SEH)6
World Heritage & Global Perspectives (WHG)6
Health Promotion and Science Major
HS-1201Community Health3
HS-2150Methods in Teaching Health3
HS-2151Theory & Research in Health Promotion3
HS-3250Designing Health Promotional Programs3
HS-3251Implementation and Evaluation of Health Promotion Programs3
HS-4350Intro to Research and Bioethics in HP3
HS-4990Internship in Allied Health I3
HS-4998Seminar in Health Science3
Select three health promotion electives9
Safety and First Aid
Coping with Stress
Healing and Wholeness
Women's Health Issues
"Death, Loss, and Grief"
Introduction to Public Health
Introduction to Environmental Public Health
PSY-1100General Psychology3
General electives33
Total Hours123-129

The successful completion of HS-4998 Seminar in Health Science satisfies the College’s Comprehensive Examination/Thesis requirement.

The General Education Program is the academic cornerstone of St. Francis College and affirms its mission to graduate educated, well-rounded students to enter and participate in a changing and culturally diverse world.

As an integrated program of studies, it focuses on developing the skills expected of a liberally educated person. It provides students with a broadly-based foundation outside their areas of specialization, an understanding of how various disciplines intersect and differ, and assists in cultivating a disposition for lifelong learning.

Institutional Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate sensitivity to creative expression
  2. Communicate ideas and information through written, oral, visual and digital media
  3. Employ critical and analytical skills
  4. Value diverse perspectives of the human experience
  5. Implement information, technology and media literacy
  6. Demonstrate quantitative literacy

Foundation Courses- First Year College (18 credits)

To ensure refinement of basic reasoning and cognitive skills needed for successful completion of any college degree program, the general education program requires 18 credits in foundational courses targeting student learning outcomes (SLOs) in writing; quantitative reasoning; oral communications; information, technology, and media literacy; fitness or health; religious studies; and the Freshman Seminar. Each student is required to successfully complete one course in each of the areas of the First Year College.

Bodies of Knowledge (30 credits)

A selection of 30 credits in broad areas of inquiry, designated as Bodies of Knowledge, allow students the flexibility to gain breadth and depth in a field outside of a major. Each student is required to successfully complete two different courses in each of the five Bodies of Knowledge.