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Health Science (B.S.) 2016-2017 Catalog Year

College of Health Professions and Social Work

Department of Health Sciences
(239) 590-7495

The Health Science program is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide career advancement opportunities for entry level health profession practitioners as well as individuals that seek future careers in health care. The program is also recommended for students who are interested in a health profession at the post-baccalaureate level, such as Health Services Administration, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. All of the upper division coursework for this program is available by web based distance learning.


Program Admission Requirements
  • Submit a FGCU Undergraduate Application for Admission and satisfy all applicable university admission requirements.
  • Student must contact the Executive Secretary of the Department of Health Sciences in order to fill out a Declaration of Major form and be assigned to an Academic Advisor.
Program Requirements

To prevent or minimize excess hours, select general education courses that satisfy common prerequisite requirements for your intended major.

  1. FGCU General Education Program (

  2. Common Prerequisites

  3. Required Courses in the Major (30 credits)
    HSA 3110 Prins of Health Services Admin (3)
    HSA 3111 US Health Care Systems (3)
    HSA 4191 Health Care Info Systems (3)
    HSA 4340 HR Mgmt in Health Servcs Orgs. (3)
    HSC 4500 Epidemiology (3)
    IHS 3101 Shaping Hlthcare in 21st Cent. (3)
    IHS 3112 Legal & Ethical Princ of HC (3)
    IHS 3203 Mgmt. & Leadership in Hlthcare (3)
    IHS 4504 Research Methods in HealthCare (3)
    IHS 4938 Senior Seminar (3)

  4. Restricted Electives (15 credits)
    HSA 3150 Health Care Policy in US (3)
    HSA 4170 Financial Mgt in Health Care (3)
    HSA 4321 Health Insurance (3)
    HSA 4502 Risk Mgmt in Health Services (3)
    HSA 4817Practicum in Health Serv Admin (3)
    HSC 3243 Teach & Learn in Health Profs (3)
    HSC 3720 Health Persp & Assessment (3)
    HSC 4231 Client Ed in Health Care (3)
    HSC 4250 Task Analys & Curr Dev in H P (3)

  5. University Requirements (3 credits)
    IDS 3920 University Colloquium (3)

  6. Additional Electives - as needed to reach total credits required for the degree


Additional Graduation Requirements
  • Apply for graduation by deadline indicated in the university calendar.
  • Students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 120 credits.
  • At least 48 of the 120 credits must be in the upper division (3000 and higher).
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for all coursework attempted at FGCU.
  • A minimum grade of C is required for all Health Science major and restricted elective courses. A grade of C minus (C-) is considered less than a C.
  • Complete all program requirements.
  • At least 25% of coursework required for the degree and 30 of the last 60 hours must be earned at FGCU.
  • Satisfy College-Level Skills and foreign language entrance requirements.
  • Satisfy Service Learning requirement. See
  • Refer to the Health Science Student Guidebook for further information on progression standards.  Guidebook available at

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