Certificate in Health Science
In order to be admitted into the certificate program, the applicant must:
- Be admitted to Wichita State University in a degree program or in nondegree seeking status. All policies relative to admissions apply. International students will not be issued an I-20 for certificate programs alone. International students may obtain this certificate only while concurrently pursuing an undergraduate degree.
- Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.000 (on a 4.000 scale).
An undergraduate certificate in health science (UGC-HS) allows undergraduate students and working professionals to expand their knowledge in the fundamental concepts of clinical health science and the health care system. The UGC-HS prepares students in navigating the health care system and provides an introduction to the health sciences.
The UGC-HS comprises 12 total credit hours. Students who complete this certificate will have earned 12 of the required 47 to 48 program credit hours toward a Bachelor of Science in health science. This is equivalent to one full-time semester of coursework. The certificate may be completed entirely online through a specific selection of courses. The certificate may also be pursued concurrently with degree programs such as biology, chemistry, physics, exercise science, premed, social work and clinical disciplines in the College of Health Professions and WSU Tech.
An overall grade point average of at least 2.000 for all courses comprising the certificate program, and no grade below C, is required to earn the certificate.
|AGE 100||Introduction to Aging Studies Introduction to Aging Studies Introduction to Aging Studies||3|
|PHS 101||Introduction to Public Health||3|
|PHS 310||Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System||3|
|Select a total of 3 credit hours from the following||3|
|The Human Organism|
|Introduction to Microbiology|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology|
|Introductory General, Organic and Biochemistry|
|General Chemistry I|
|General Chemistry II|
|Organic Chemistry I|
|Cancer: Perspectives and Controversies|
|Physiology of Exercise|
|Badge: Care of Populations - Public Health Science|
|Badge: Care of Populations - Care Leadership & Systems Thinking|
|Badge: Care of Populations - Financial Planning & Management|
|Badge: Care of Populations - Community Dimensions of Practice|
|Badge: Care of Populations - Cultural Competency|
|Badge: Care of Populations - Policy Development & Program Planning|
|Physiology of Exercise|
|Statistical Concepts in Human Performance Studies|
|Foundational Human Anatomy and Physiology|
|Advanced Clinical Anatomy|
|Biochemistry for Clinical Scientists|
|Principles of Diet and Nutrition|
|Physics for Health Sciences|
|General College Physics I|
|General College Physics II|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
Assessment Measure: Students must complete a reflection describing how the certificate prepared them in navigating the health care system and expanded their knowledge of health sciences.