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Public Health, Genetic Health Studies

The Health Promotion and Wellness program prepares individuals to provide holistic care in a variety of settings to diverse clients across the lifespan. The Genetic Health Studies emphasis is intended for students who are interested in studying the role of genetics and genomics in the promotion of health and preventing disease. It will prepare graduates to work in clinical support level positions in genetic health care settings, as Genetic Counseling Assistants or to pursue graduate education for genetic counseling.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1 CREDIT
HOURS
A. Core Skills

 

  ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
  ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3
  MATH 121

Mathematics for Business, Life Science, and the Social Sciences
OR MATH 123 Calculus and its Applications
OR MATH 141 Single Variable Calculus I

3

B. Humanities and Fine Arts
(6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)

6
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives
(6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)
6
D. Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning
  MATH 211 Statistical Methods I 3
  CHEM 105 Essentials of Inorganic, Organic, and Biochemistry
OR CHEM 111 General Chemistry
4
E. Founding Documents of the United States
  HIST 111

United States History to 1877
OR POLS 101 American National Government

3
F. World Cultures 3
G. LINK 101 1
University Requirement
  FALS 101 15 FALS-approved events

0

Total General Education Requirements 35

1 For approved courses see the General Education section

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
BIOL 202 Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 203 Human Physiology 4
BIOL 204 Microbiology 4
HPW 165 Introduction of Health Promotion 2
HPW 240 Health Education 3
HPW 325 Social Determinants of Health 3
HPW 345 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3
HPW 346 Wellness and Aging 5
HPW 393 Mental Health and Substance Abuse 3
HPW 415 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 3
HPW 425 Health Promotion Program Planning 3

HPW 435

Health Promotion Measurement and Evaluation 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
GHS 236 Nutrition and Genetics 2
GHS 242 Health Assessment for Genetic Counselor Assistants 4
GHS 291 Technology in Genetic Diagnosis and Genetic Counseling 3
GHS 417 Clinical Practicum for Genetic Counselor Assistant 4
GHS 499 Professional Development for Genetic Counselor Assistants 2
HPW 233 Pharmacology Basics for Health Educators 3
HPW 235 Lifespan Wellness 3
HPW 303 Scholarship and Evidence-Based Practice 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ELECTIVES CREDIT
HOURS
NURS 310 Current Perspectives in World Health​
OR NURS 372 Healthcare Genomics
3
Total Major Program Requirements 64
Additional Electives 18
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 120
  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses