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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science with a concentration in health science

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Arts & Sciences: General Studies-Health and Physical Education Specialization (Germanna Community College)
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Program description
The Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences offers programs that prepare students to pursue careers that utilize exercise interventions for both healthy and diseased populations and/or careers designed for students who wish to enter a healthcare-related field (that does not require licensure, certification or registry status). The department offers one undergraduate degree program; the Bachelor of Science with either the exercise science concentration or the health science concentration.
Career opportunities
The health science concentration is designed for students who wish to enter a health care-related field (that does not require licensure, certification or registry status) such as corporate wellness, human services, nonprofit health promotion and medical and pharmaceutical sales. Graduates holding a degree with a concentration in health science can also be qualified to enter either graduate or professional health science programs, such as public health, health education and promotion, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, nursing, speech-language pathology, audiology, radiation safety, clinical laboratory science and health care administration.
Bachelor-level job titles
  • Community Health Worker
  • Health Educator
  • Medical Secretaries
  • Patient Representatives
  • Recreation Worker
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
  • Social and Community Service Managers
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Medical Doctor
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Psychologist
Contact information

 

VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

If you would like to meet with a Transfer Center advisor,please fill out our online advising request form.

Please sign-up for this Transfer Map by completing the Letter of Interest.

Guaranteed transfer admission requirements

Completion of associate degree
Minimum GPA of 2.5
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better

Highest level of math required
  • MATH 151
Science required
  • 5+ additional science courses
Foreign language requirements
  • Yes
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 2.0

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Bachelor of Science: Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science with a concentration in health science

Germanna Community College (Associate of Arts & Sciences: General Studies-Health and Physical Education Specialization)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 1
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges and utilize tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester to discuss progress in your degree program.
  • Find and connect with a faculty mentor.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Get involved with a student or professional organization.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to the health sciences through the career coach.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Create Linkedln profile.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Use SDV 100 to create a weekly and monthly budget.
  • Develop personal and career goals and create SMART steps for 2-3 "dream jobs."
  • Work with career services to build resume.
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.
ExperienceYear 2
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or Kinesiology & Health Sciences department-related events.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Run for leadership in your student organization.
  • If your GPA is 3.5 or higher, consider applying for the VCU Honors College.
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges and utilize tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester to discuss progress in your degree program.
  • Find and connect with a faculty mentor.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Get involved with a student or professional organization.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to the health sciences through the career coach.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Create Linkedln profile.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Use SDV 100 to create a weekly and monthly budget.
  • Develop personal and career goals and create SMART steps for 2-3 "dream jobs."
  • Work with career services to build resume.
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or Kinesiology & Health Sciences department-related events.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • Run for leadership in your student organization.
  • If your GPA is 3.5 or higher, consider applying for the VCU Honors College.
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.

Course equivalent
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2020-2021

Bachelor of Science: Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science with a concentration in health science

Germanna Community College (Associate of Arts & Sciences: General Studies-Health and Physical Education Specialization)

Germanna Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDV 100 College Success SkillsUNIV 1011Elective
ENG 111College Composition I Note: students with credit for AP English Language and Composition will only receive credit for UNIV 111 at VCU and should take ENG 112 to fulfill the VCU composition requirement.UNIV 111-1123General education
PED 116Lifetime Fitness & WellnessHPEX 1XX2Elective
BIO 141Human Anatomy and Physiology I (both BIO 141 and BIO 142 must be taken to receive credit for the VCU equivalents) BIOL 205 + PHIS/Z 2064Major
Humanities/Fine ArtsHumanities elective (select 1): ART 101, 102, CST 151, MUS 121, PHI 101, 220, REL 231VCU equivalent3Major
ENG 112College Composition  IIUNIV 2003General education
MTH 167Precalculus with Trigonometry (or MTH 161-162)MATH 1515General education
HISHistory (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122HIST3General education
BIO 142Human Anatomy and Physiology II (both BIO 141 and BIO 142 must be taken to receive credit for the VCU equivalents) BIOL 205 + PHIS/Z 2064Major
CST 110Introduction to Speech Communication (or CST 126)SPCH 1213Elective
Social Science PSY 200 Principles of PsychologyPSYC 1013Major
BIO 101General Biology IBIOL/Z 1514Major
CHM 111General Chemistry ICHEM/Z 1014Major
MTH 245Statistics ISTAT 2104Major
ENGAny 200-level ENG literature course (select 1): ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252ENGL3General education
PSY 230Developmental PsychologyPSYC 3043Major
HLT 110Concepts of Personal and Community HealthHPEX 1XX3Elective
HLT 230Principles of Nutrition and Human DevelopmentBIOL 2173Major
Humanities/Fine ArtsHumanities elective (select 1): ART 101, 102, CST 151, MUS 121, PHI 101, 220, REL 231VCU equivalent3Major
Germanna credits transferred to VCU61
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
Foreign language through the 102 level.   (This requirement can be fulfilled by means of completion of the 102-level of a language or waived if the student completed up through the third level of a foreign language in high school.  Additionally, language waiver and placement testing options are available for native or heritage speakers of a non-english language.) 0 to 8General education (not waived by associate degree)
PHYS 201General Physics I 4Major
HPEX 300Healthcare Delivery in the U.S. 3Major (HPEX Core)
HPEX 310Fitness and Health 3Major (HPEX Core)
HPEX 395Clinical Experience I 3Major (HPEX Core)
HPEX 495Clinical Experience II (fulfills senior capstone) 6Major (HPEX Core)
HPEX 250Medical Terminology 1Major (Health Science Core)
HPEX 345Nutrition for Health and Disease 3Major (Health Science Core)
HPEX 352Substance Abuse 3Major (Health Science Core)
HPEX 353Disease Trends, Prevention and Control 3Major (Health Science Core)
HPEX 354Coping and Adaptation 3Major (Health Science Core)
HPEX 357Personal Health and Behavior Change 3Major (Health Science Core)
HPEX 358Introduction to Epidemiology 3Major (Health Science Core)
HPEX 435Health Disparities in the U.S. 3Major (Health Science Core)
HPEX 445Principles of Health Care Management 3Major (Health Science Core)
Approved electives (check with VCU advisor) Note: Students must complete a minimum of 45 upper-level (300- or 400-level) credits to graduate from VCU. 15Elective
Credits Completed at VCU59
Bachelor's degree total120
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