Clinical Health Science

Ex Sci07Simpson’s Clinical Health Science program offers 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 undergraduate students for career opportunities in healthcare fields.

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

In addition, students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic, or other health-related programs 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.
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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

Clinical Health Science Major

Students are required to complete the twelve courses as follows:

  • 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/Lab20131021_Simpson_AthleticTraining_0005
  • 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 Application to Disease
  • SpSC 395 Disease Interventions

Typical Four Year Progression

FRESHMEN 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

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SpSc 220 Clinical Diagnostics – Lower w/Lab

SpSc 225 Clinical Diagnostics – Upper w/Lab

SpSc 230 Medical Language and Pharmacology

JUNIOR YEAR

SpSc 265 Modalities & Theories of Healing

SpSc 330 Rehabilitation for Medical Conditions

SpSc 350 Clinical Diagnostics of Medical Conditions w/Lab

SENIOR YEAR

SpSc 365 Clinical Genomics and Medical Applications to Disease

SpSc 395 Disease Interventions

Additional Recommended Courses:

  • Biol 225 Human Physiology
  • Biol 322 Human Anatomy
  • NaSc 107 Nutrition
  • HSLD 110 Introduction to American Health System
  • HSLD 320 Epidemiology and Population Health Management
  • Phil 235 Health Care Ethics
  • SpSc 319 Internship (Junior or Senior Year)

To learn more about opportunities in this field visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics