The primary goal of the School of Health Sciences is to prepare ethical, competent,
safe and compassionate health care professionals. In addition to participation in
specialized classroom and clinical instruction appropriate to a particular health science
program, each student is required to take certain courses to meet Liberal Learning
Outcomes. Courses outside the major are chosen to provide health care practitioners with
an awareness of problems in society and foster their development as an enlightened
person and a contributing member of society.
Students in the Bert Bradford Division of Health Science programs enjoy on-campus
clinical classrooms and access to a wide variety of excellent clinical settings. The
School’s faculty have developed a unique core of classes designed to give students a
common understanding of important health care concepts and issues and an appreciation
of collegial relationships among the health care professions.
Admission to all Health Science programs is competitive. Students must first be admitted
to the University of Charleston and then apply to the Health Science program of interest. Each
program has identified requirements and procedures for admitting students. Students who are
interested in a given program should contact the program directly and follow the instructions
for application. The number of students admitted to each program is limited by faculty
resources and availability of clinical sites and may vary from year to year.
The curriculum for Health Science programs is carefully structured to help students
succeed in entering the profession of their choice. Students must consult closely with
major advisors and program faculty to insure they are following required sequences and
are taking courses that will assist them in meeting the University of Charleston’s Liberal
Credits / Course / Title
Students enrolled in HSCI 201 and 202 pay a $25 laboratory fee.
Full descriptions of these courses can be found in the “Undergraduate Course Listings”
section of this Academic Catalog.