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Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
Department of Emergency Medical Services
 
 
 
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Professional Health Sciences
   
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The Department of EMS Education offers the Bachelor’s of Science degree in Professional Health Sciences for those students who want to have a well rounded background in health sciences but do not wish to pursue a specific professional degree.  Also, this program will allow students in pre-professional programs that change their mind about specific professional degrees to apply most of their course credits towards another degree.  The program provides broad information in health related disciplines and also in health informatics.  Graduates from this program should be suited to work at hospitals, and pharmaceutical reps, long-term care facilities, assistants to hospital managers, health insurance companies, health informatics technicians or physicians’ offices.  They could also pursue an MBA and go into hospital administration.



Accreditation

The University of South Alabama is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).  The Department of EMS Education's Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the EMS Professions (CoEMSP).



Admission to the University

Criteria for general admission of EMS students to the University are the same as those for all students.  Please consult with the University's admission's office for more information about admission policies and procedures at (251) 460-6141, or you may visit their web site at http://www.southalabama.edu/admissions/contact.html.



Admission to the Health Sciences Component

All students are required to fulfill a 41 semester hour General Education Core and a 25 semester hour Pre-professional Core as outlined in the curriculum below. After successfully completing these courses, students may enroll in the Health Sciences component. Also, must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all pre-requisite courses and a minimum University GPA of 2.0.



Bachelor of Science in Professional Health Sciences Curriculum

Download a copy of the BS degree curriculum here:  BS HS Degree Curriculum


General Education Core – 41 Semester Hours

Written Communications   (6)
English - EH 101 3
English - EH 102 3

Humanities and Fine Arts (12)
Public Speaking - CA 110 3
1Fine Arts Elective 3
1Literature I 3
  -and-  
1Literature II*  
  -or- 3
1Humanities Elective  

Natural Sciences and Math  (11)
Math - MA 112 3
Biology - BLY 101 or 121 4
1Lab Science 4

History, Social/Behavorial Sciences  (12)
Psychology - PSY 120 3
Sociology - SY 109 3
1History I 3
  -and-  
1History II*  
  -or- 3
1Electives  

*Must complete either a series of two semesters of Literature or series of two semesters of History.

CLEP Information
CLEP Required Scores

CLEP Questions?  Contact Ron Morgan


Pre-Professional Core – 21 Semester Hours

EMR & other Pre-Prof. Core  (21)
EMS 110: Emergency Medical Responder or
General Elective (3) or Science Elective (4)

3        
EMS 104: First Aid/CPR 1
ST 210: Statistical Reasoning & Applications     3
EMS 210: Medical Terminology             3
BMD 210:  Infectious Disease in Health Care     3
BMD 114:  Human Anatomy & Physiology I         4
BMD 115:  Human Anatomy & Physiology II        4


Pass CIS Proficiency Exam (CIS010) or must take CIS approved course


Health Sciences Core – 48 Semester Hours
(Required for both HCS tracks)

EMS 310:  Introduction to EMS Systems 3
EMS 320:  EMS Law/Legal Issues (W) 3
EMS 340:  Disaster Mgt & Event Planning 3
EMS 440:  Health Ins/Managed Care 3
EMS 460:  Issues and Trends in EMS or
General Elective

3
EMS 401:  Seminar in Allied Health Professions
(Spring Only-Recommend Junior Year)
3
CP 450:  The Job Campaign 3
MGT 300:  Management Theory 3
EH 372:  Technical Writing (W) 3
FIN 300: Personal Finance 3
CA 275:  Small Group Discussion 3
1Sociology or Psychology Electives
(300+ Levels)
15


Choose Track 1 or Track 2 below:


TRACK 1: Health Care Management Core – 12 hours

MGT 305: Organizational Communication (W) 3
MGT 340: Organizational Behavior (W) 3
MGT 351: Human Resource Management 3
MGT 320: Principles of Marketing 3

OR

Track 2: Health Care Informatics Core – 12 hours

ISC 300:  Health Informatics Clinical Environment 3
ISC 410:  Health Informatics 3
ISC 450:  Health Systems Analysis & Design 3
ISC 455:  Health Decision Support System 3



TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS:  122


1Options
Fine Arts Elective 1 course
ARH 100, 103, 123, ARS 101, DRA 110, or MUL 101

Literature Elective* - 1 course
EH 215, 216, 225, 226, 235, or 236

Humanities Elective* - 1 course
AFR 101, AIS 105, ARH 100, 103, 123, ARS 101, 121, 123, 124, DRA 110, EH 215,
EH 216, 225, 226, 235, 236, LG 211, 212, 231, 232, 251, 252, 271, 272, LGS 202, 206,
LGS 207, 221, 222, 241, 242, MUL 101, PHL 110, 121, 131, 231, or 240

History Elective* 1 course
HY 101, 102, 135, or 136

Lab Science - 1 course
BLY 101/101L, 102/102L, 122/122L CH 101/101L, 103/103L, 131/131L, 132/132L,
141/141L GEO 101/101L, 102/102L GY 111, 112; PH 101, 114, 115, 201, 202

Social Science Elective* - 1 course
AIS 201, AN 100, 101, CA 100, 211, ECO 215, 216, GEO 114, 115, HY 101, 102,
135, HY 136, IS 100, PSC 130, PSY 121, 250, SY 112

Any Sociology or Psychology Electives (300 + Levels)

*Must complete a 2 course sequence in Literature or History Acceptable sequences are:
EH 215 and 216 or EH 225 and 226 or EH 235 and 236 or HY 101 and 102 or HY 135 and 136



Tuition and Fees

Students are responsible for payment of all tuition and fees according to University policies and procedures.  Tuition and fees are set by the University of South Alabama, upon approval of the Board of Trustees.  For current information on tuition and fees, please refer to the University’s admission’s office or click here http://www.southalabama.edu/admissions/expenses.html.

Academic Common Market Info - Possible Tuition Savings for Non-Alabama Residents



Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for eligible students.  Interested applicants should contact the University’s Financial Aid Office at (251) 460-6231 or visit their web site at http://www.southalabama.edu/finaid/.



Contact Information

University of South Alabama
Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
Department of Emergency Medical Services
Attn: Ronald Morgan, Jr., BS Degree Program Director
600 Clinic Drive – Suite 400
Mobile, AL  36688-0002

(251) 461-1832
Ron Morgan
BS Degree Program Advisor
remorgan@southalabama.edu






 
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