Becker College’s Health Sciences program develops future leaders, clinicians, researchers, and entrepreneurs for the rapidly evolving and transforming healthcare industry. Responding to the growing need for healthcare professionals with interdisciplinary skills and an agile mindset, Becker College strives to prepare Health Sciences students to integrate and apply their knowledge through experience and forge a new generation of change agents that will lead the way to solving the healthcare challenges of the 21st century.
The Health Sciences program at Becker College empowers students to pursue a wide breadth of healthcare related occupations including:
- Clinical care
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the health care industry is set to add more jobs than any other occupational group, with an 18 percent growth rate through 2026.
Health Sciences refers to the interdisciplinary practice of healthcare delivery through the application of science, research, business, mathematics, and technology. The challenges of modern healthcare delivery can only be solved with the integration of multiple disciplines and the tools and knowledge that each contribute. Health Sciences is a foundational and broad study that both integrates various core disciplines and applies their knowledge to the specific and unique area of health care practice and delivery.
While many students pursue careers in healthcare administration, research and policy directly after graduation, others pursue graduate degrees that are required for clinical practice in fields such as Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Chiropractic Care.
The branches of Health Sciences are virtually endless, spanning Traditional and Conventional Western Medicine as well as Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Becker College students, leveraging our agile mindset and value systems will be prepared to solve the next generation of healthcare challenges through entrepreneurship, technology, and disruptive change within established organizational structures. Health Sciences focuses on the pursuit of healthy living in all areas defined by the World Health Organization, including physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health.
The Health Sciences program aims to:
- Prepare students to lead with agility, creativity and innovation in a healthcare industry that is rapidly evolving and requires disruption and transformation.
- Enable students to leverage technology, information systems, and data to assess and evaluate healthcare delivery systems and design interventions to improve them.
- Prepare students to make an impact on the health of our population through prevention, education, and integration of different treatment modalities resulting in improvement in healthcare outcomes.
- Forge students that have a systems thinking approach to address the challenges of health delivery, including health disparities, cost and access to care, and public health problems.
- Empower students to obtain or create positions in a wide variety of health-related occupations so they can pursue their passions and make a meaningful contribution.
Health Sciences Curriculum
|Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm||CORE 1001||3|
|Intro to Health & Exercise Science||HTSC 1000||3|
|Biology I||BIOL 1001||4|
|Intro to Sociology||SOCI 1001||3|
|Introduction to Psychology||PSYC 1001||3|
|The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems||CORE-ENGL||3|
|Systems Approach to Healthcare Delivery||HTSC 1200||3|
|Biology II||BIOL 1002||4|
|Social Problems||SOCI 2400||3|
|Human Growth & Development||PSYC 1107||3|
Credits Total: 32
|Natural Science Elective||NS ELECTIVE||3|
|Introduction to Public Health||HTSC 2500||3|
|Drugs and Society||EXSC 3205||3|
|Writing about Literature||ENGL 1003||3|
Credits Total: 30
|Healthcare Leadership||HTSC 3600||3|
|Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare||HTSC 3200||3|
|Medical Ethics||PHIL 3300||3|
|Social Business||MGMT 2077||3|
|Data Science Tools and Techniques||DATA 2001||3|
|Health Policy Law||LGLS 3400||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Elective||GEN ED||3|
Credits Total: 30
|Entrepreneurial Mindset: Creating & Capturing Value||CORE3100||3|
|Healthcare Informatics and Technology||HTSC 3400||3|
|Complementary Integrative Health Approaches||HTSC 3800||3|
|Lifespan Motor Development and Learning||EXSC 2500||3|
|Health Sciences Internship||HTSC 4900||6|
|Applied Social Entrepreneurship||MGMT 2511||3|
Credits Total: 30