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.

Benefits

  • 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
  • Researcher
  • 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

Course Requirements:

1st Year
  • 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
2nd Year
  • SpSc 220 Clinical Diagnostics – Lower w/Lab
  • SpSc 225 Clinical Diagnostics – Upper w/Lab
  • SpSc 230 Medical Language and Pharmacology
3rd Year
  • SpSc 265 Modalities & Theories of Healing
  • SpSc 330 Rehabilitation for Medical Conditions
  • SpSc 350 Clinical Diagnostics of Medical Conditions w/Lab
4th Year
  • SpSc 365 Clinical Genomics and Medical Applications to Disease
  • SpSc 395 Disease Interventions
Strongly Recommended Electives:
  • *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