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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 Science (Thomas Nelson 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

Thomas Nelson Community College (Associate of Science: Health Science)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 1
  • Attend New Student Orientation.
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Browse careers related to Health Sciences through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on the VCU website.
ExperienceYear 2
  • 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.
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Plan to complete at least two internships (job experiences) before your senior year of college.
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • 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.
  • 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 New Student Orientation.
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to Health Sciences through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on the VCU website.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • 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
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Plan to complete at least two internships (job experiences) before your senior year of college.
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • 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.
  • 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

Thomas Nelson Community College (Associate of Science: Health Science)

Thomas Nelson Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDV 100College Success Skills UNIV 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 (required as prerequisite for MATH 151 at VCU)MATH 1413General education
BIO 141Human Anatomy & Physiology I (both BIO 141 and BIO 142 must be taken to receive credit for the VCU equivalents) BIOL 205 + PHIS/Z 2064Major
HLT 110Personal & Community HealthHPEX 1XX3Elective
ENG 112College Composition II UNIV 2003General education
MTH 245Statistics I STAT 2103Major
BIO 142Human Anatomy & Physiology II (both BIO 141 and BIO 142 must be taken to receive credit for the VCU equivalents) BIOL 205 + PHIS/Z 2064Major
PSY 230Developmental Psychology PSYC 3043Major
HLT 230Nutrition & Human Development BIOL 2173Major
HLT 206 or HLT 228Exercise Science or Principles of Public Health HPEX 2XX3Elective
HLT 143Medical Terminology HPEX 2503Major
Social SciencePSY 200 Principles of PsychologyPSYC 1013Major
Laboratory ScienceBIO 101 General Biology IBIOL/Z 1514Major
Transfer electivePED 168 Basic Personal Trainer or ElectiveVCU equivalent3Elective
Laboratory ScienceCHM 111 General Chemistry ICHEM/Z 1014Major
HLT 217 or HLT 241 Exercise & Nutrition for Behavioral Change or Global Health Perspectives HPEX 2XX3Elective
Social ScienceSelect 1: HIS 101, 102, 111, 112. 121, 122, SOC 101 VCU equivalent3General education
PHI 220Ethics PHIL 2013Major
Transfer elective Transfer elective VCU equivalent3Elective
Thomas Nelson credits transferred to VCU 62
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
MATH 151Precalculus Mathematics4Major
PHYS 201General Physics I4Major
HPEX 300Healthcare Delivery in the U.S.3Major
HPEX 310Fitness and Health3Major
HPEX 395Clinical Experience I 3Major
HPEX 495Clinical Experience II (fulfills senior capstone) 6Major
HPEX 345Nutrition for Health and Disease 3Major
HPEX 352Substance Abuse 3Major
HPEX 353Disease Trends, Prevention and Control 3Major
HPEX 354Coping and Adaptation 3Major
HPEX 357Personal Health and Behavior Change3Major
HPEX 358Introduction to Epidemiology3Major
HPEX 435Health Disparities in the U.S. 3Major
HPEX 445Principles of Health Care Management 3Major
Approved electives (check with VCU advisor) Note: Students must complete a minimum of 45 upper-level credits to graduate from VCU.11Elective
Credits completed at VCU58
Bachelor's degree total120
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