Interdisciplinary Health Sciences: Health Behavior Change, BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Health Behavior Change Concentration

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Department faculty: I-Health Faculty and Staff

College catalog page: Applied Health Sciences Catalog

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Summary of Degree Requirements

General Education36-39
Health Major Requirements42
Concentration Requirements22-23
Free Electives24-28
Total Hours128

The curriculum requires certain existing courses from the approved lists be taken as noted below. The prescribed courses prepare the student for upper division study and may be used to satisfy General Education Requirements provided they are on the appropriate General Education List.

General Education Requirements
Communication Arts
Composition I3-6
Advanced Composition3
Quantitative Reasoning I & II
From approved campus list 6
Humanities and the Arts
From approved campus list 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
From approved campus list 6
Natural Sciences and Technology
From approved campus list 6
Cultural Studies 1
From Western cultures approved campus list 3
From non-Western cultures approved campus list3
From U.S. minority cultures approved campus list3
Total Hours39-42

Courses in cultural studies may be completed through other categories where appropriate.

Health Major Requirements
CHLH 101Introduction to Public Health3
CHLH 274Introduction to Epidemiology3
CHLH 456Organization of Health Care2-4
KIN 122Physical Activity and Health3
RST 100Recreation, Sport, and Tourism in Modern Society3
SHS 170Intro Hum Comm Sys & Disorders3
FSHN 120Contemporary Nutrition3
PSYC 100Intro Psych4
STAT 100Statistics3
REHB 330Disability in American Society3
IHLT 101Introduction to i-Health1
IHLT 102Survey of Interdisc Health1
IHLT 375Interdis Collab in Health Serv4
IHLT 474Pre-Field Experience in Health1
IHLT 475Field Experience in i-Health4
Total Hours42
Free Electives 
Free Electives24-28
Total Hours24-28

Health Behavior Change Concentration

KIN 340Social & Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity3
CHLH 304Foundations of Health Behavior4
RST 316Human Development and Recreation, Sport and Tourism3
SHS 352Hearing Health and Society3
Select three of the following (at least two at the 300- or 400- level):9
Biology of Human Behavior
Environmental Health
Intro to Health Communication
Family Communication
Interpersonal Health Comm
Organizational Health Comm
Health Communication Campaigns
Communication & Health Equity
Adult Learning and Development
Leadership in Health
Interdisciplinary Health Study Abroad
Civic Engagement in Wellness
Exercise & Health Psychology
Intro to Social Psych
Introduction to Intellectual Disability
Attitude Theory and Change
Comm Partners & Health
Social Perspectives on the Family
Total Hours22

This sample sequence is intended to be used only as a guide for degree completion. All students should work individually with their academic advisors to decide the actual course selection and sequence that works best for them based on their academic preparation and goals. Enrichment programming such as study abroad, minors, internships, and so on may impact the structure of this four-year plan. Course availability is not guaranteed during the semester indicated in the sample sequence.

Students must fulfill their Language Other Than English requirement by successfully completing a third level of a language other than English. This may require up to three semesters of language depending on high school coursework or placement. See the corresponding section on the Degree General and Education Requirements page:

First Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
IHLT 1011RST 1003
IHLT 1021FSHN 1203
KIN 1223Language Other Than English (3rd level) or RHET 1054
CHLH 1013General Education course3
RHET 105 or Language Other Than English (3rd level)4Elective3
General Education course3 
 15 16
Second Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
PSYC 1004REHB 3303
SHS 1703STAT 1003
General Education course3General Education course3
Elective3General Education course3
 16 16
Third Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CHLH 2743IHLT 3754
RST 3163KIN 3403
General Education course3General Education course3
 15 16
Fourth Year
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
IHLT 4741IHLT 4754
CHLH 4563SHS 3523
CHLH 3044Concentration elective3
Concentration elective3Elective3
Concentration elective3Elective3
 17 17
Total Hours 128

Pre-Health Profession Tracks will most likely be using elective classes to fulfill prerequisite coursework for the intended program.

IHLT 375, IHLT 474, and IHLT 475 must be taken sequentially in three different semesters, starting your third year. Your advisor will assign the semester in which you will start this sequence.