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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 Science: Health Sciences (John Tyler 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

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: Health Sciences)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 1
  • Attend Tyler Orientation.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Register for SDV course.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Meet with VCU STEM Transitions Transfer Coordinator to discuss options and create a plan for a successful transition to VCU.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus or in your community.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Create LinkedIn profile.
  • Get involved with a student or professional organization.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to health science through the career coach.
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.
  • 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."
  • Create, upload and update your resume to the College Central Network.
ExperienceYear 2
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • If your GPA is 3.5 or higher, consider applying for the VCU Honors College.
  • Run for leadership in your student organization.
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • 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.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend Tyler Orientation.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Register for SDV course.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Meet with VCU STEM Transitions Transfer Coordinator to discuss options and create a plan for a successful transition to VCU.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus or in your community.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Create LinkedIn profile.
  • Get involved with a student or professional organization.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Visit career services to begin cultivating your own virtual brand across all social media profiles.
  • Browse careers related to health science through the career coach.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Take a career assessment through the career coach.
  • 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."
  • Create, upload and update your resume to the College Central Network.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Continue to partner with diversity leader/ facilitator/ mentor to move towards cultural competence.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Consider learning a foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Get involved with service-learning opportunities.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs throughout the year.
  • Acquire career related experience (e.g., job, internship, organization involvement).
  • If your GPA is 3.5 or higher, consider applying for the VCU Honors College.
  • Run for leadership in your student organization.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • 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.

Course equivalent
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2020-2021

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

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Science: Health Sciences)

John Tyler Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDV 100 or 101College Success Skills/Orientation to DisciplineUNIV 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
MTH 161Precalculus I          MATH 1413General education
CHM 111General Chemistry ICHEM/Z 1014Major
PSY 230Developmental PsychologyPSYC 3043Major
ENG 112College Composition  IIUNIV 2003General education
MTH 162Precalculus IIMATH 1513Major
BIO 101General Biology IBIOL/Z 1514Major
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
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 100Principles of Speech Communication (or Foreign Language 101) Note: Foreign Language 101 class is required if student does not have 3 years of same foreign language in high schoolVCU equivalent3General education
HLT 143 Medical Terminology HPEX 2503Major
PHI 101 or 220Introduction to Philosophy or EthicsVCU equivalent3General education
PSY 200Principles of PsychologyPSYC 1013Major
ART 101 or ART 102History and Appreciation of Art I or II        ARTH 103 or ARTH 1043General education
HLT 230Principles of Nutrition & Human Development BIOL 2173Major
PHY 201College Physics IPHYS 2014Major
ENG LiteratureSelect one of the following: ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 244, ENG 251, ENG 252, SPA 102, FRE 102 Note: Students who did not take 3 years of foreign language in high school should take Foreign LanguageVCU equivalent3General education
SOC 200Principles of Sociology3General education
John Tyler Credits Transferred to VCU60
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 associates degree)
STAT 210Basic Practice of Statistics 3Major
HPEX 300Healthcare Delivery in the U.S.3Major (HPEX Core)
HPEX 310Fitness and Health3Major (HPEX Core)
HPEX 395Clinical Experience I3Major (HPEX Core)
HPEX 495Clinical Experience II (fulfills senior capstone)6Major (HPEX Core)
HPEX 345Nutrition for Health and Disease3Major (Health Science Core)
HPEX 352Substance Abuse3Major (Health Science Core)
HPEX 353Disease Trends, Prevention and Control3Major (Health Science Core)
HPEX 354Coping and Adaptation3Major (Health Science Core)
HPEX 357Personal Health and Behavior Change3Major (Health Science Core)
HPEX 358Introduction to Epidemiology3Major (Health Science Core)
HPEX 435Health Disparities in the U.S.3Major (Health Science Core)
HPEX 445Principles of Health Care Management3Major (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.18Elective
Credits Completed at VCU60
Bachelor's degree total120
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