• Bert Bradford School of Health Sciences

    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.

    Associate of Science Degrees are offered in the following:


    Bachelor of Science degrees are offered in the following:

    Master of Science degree offered in the following:

    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 Learning Outcomes.



    Credits / Course / Title

    • 1 HSCI 103 Math for Medication Administration
    • 2 HSCI 201 Assessment I
    • 1 HSCI 201L Assessment I Lab
    • 3 HSCI 204 Nutrition
    • 2 HSCI 206 Health Communication
    • 3 HSCI 302 Health Ethics and Policy
    • 2 HSCI 304 Pathophysiology I
    • 2 HSCI 305 Pathophysiology II
    • 2 HSCI 307 Pharmacology I
    • 2 HSCI 308 Pharmacology II
    • 3 HSCI 335 Caring for Dying and Bereaved
    • 3 HSCI 401 Health Leadership and Management
    • 3 HSCI 402 Research I
    • 2 HSCI 403 Research II

    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.