Clinical Health Science Major
Simpson’s Clinical Health Science program offers you a strong foundation in human anatomy and human health sciences, and involves the study of the human body with a specific focus on prevention, diagnosis, rehabilitation, and current healthcare topics. The program prepares you for career opportunities in healthcare fields.
- The healthcare field is rapidly changing, and there is a need for broadly educated graduates with an extensive knowledge of healthcare and service-related topics. The Bureau of Labor Statistics state that careers in healthcare are expected to grow almost 20% in the next 10 years, outpacing the average for all occupations.
- The clinical health science program prepares you for career opportunities in healthcare fields you will be sought after for positions in hospitals, care facilities, public and private agencies, non-profit and for-profit companies, and health-related organizations.
- In addition, if you are interested in pursuing graduate degrees in Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic, or other health-related programs you are encouraged to explore the Clinical Health Science major as it can provide the hands-on skills and knowledge necessary for admission to a variety of graduate programs.
- The Clinical Health Science major at Simpson will offer you a unique advantage of being able to receive direct hands-on learning experiences in a variety of healthcare settings from day one. You will continue to hone those skills throughout your time at Simpson to build a solid foundation of patient centered healthcare knowledge and skills that can serve you in a variety of healthcare related fields.
Entry-Level Health Fields:
- EMT, CNA
- Medical Records/Transcriptionist
- Surgical and Medical Sales Rep
- Physical Therapy Assistant
- Medical Assistant/Tech
- Extended Care Facilities
- Biological Technician
- Medical and Health Services Manager (with Health Services Leadership major/minor)
- Public Health Educator
- Pharmaceutical/Medical Sales
- Health Communications Specialist (with communications major/minor)
- Radiology Tech
THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS STATE THAT CAREERS IN HEALTHCARE ARE EXPECTED TO GROW ALMOST 20% IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS, OUTPACING THE AVERAGE FOR ALL OCCUPATIONS
- SpSc 110 Intro to Health Careers & Injury Management
- SpSc 120 Functional Human Anatomy
- Biol 110 – Principles of Biology I w/Lab
- Biol 111 – Principles of Biology II w/Lab
- SpSc 220 Clinical Diagnostics – Lower w/Lab
- SpSc 225 Clinical Diagnostics – Upper w/Lab
- SpSc 230 Medical Language and Pharmacology
- SpSc 265 Modalities & Theories of Healing
- SpSc 330 Rehabilitation for Medical Conditions
- SpSc 350 Clinical Diagnostics of Medical Conditions w/Lab
- SpSc 365 Clinical Genomics and Medical Applications to Disease
- SpSc 395 Disease Interventions
- *SpSc 319 Internship (Junior or Senior Year)
- Biol 225 – Human Physiology
- Biol 322 – Human Anatomy
- HSLD 110 – Introduction to American Health System
- HSLD 320 – Epidemiology and Population Health Management
- NaSc 107 – Nutrition
- Phil 235 – Health Care Ethics