West Texas A&M University

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Health Sciences Degree

Health Sciences Degree

Health Sciences Degree Details

Available Online and/or On Campus

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Health clinics, hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Fitness, wellness, disease prevention
  • Government agencies

PLAN OF STUDY

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Planning, administering, and evaluating community-based services and service-delivery systems
  • Conducting research on processes and conditions related to aging such as Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and osteoporosis
  • Analyzing issues related to older citizens such as retirement opportunities, income maintenance, the healthcare system, and housing alternatives
  • Developing school and community nutrition, wellness, and fitness programs
  • Conducting campaigns and education programs to reduce morbidity and mortality from chronic diseases
  • Ensuring safety and appropriate use of prescription medications
  • Communicating professionally, both in person and in writing
  • Problem solving

DEGREE OPTIONS/FUTURE ACADEMIC PATHS

 Graduates are awarded a B.S./B.A. in major.
Graduate Students may also find similar academic interests in:

  • Sports and Exercise Sciences – Exercise Science
  • Biology – Pre-Professional programs (physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine, pharmacy)
Requirements for licensure and/or certification vary from state to state. Our programs prepare students for licensure and/or certification in the State of Texas. We do not represent that our programs prepare students for licensure and/or certification in other states.

CAREER CLOSE-UP

Median Salaries:

Health Educator - $53,070
Dietitian or Nutritionist -
$58,920
Medical and Clinical Technologist - $61,070
Medical Services Manager - $96,540

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Prerequisites

  • Strong science background (anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry)
  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

PROGRAM COSTS

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