Gross and microscopic anatomy and functions of the circulatory, urinary, respiratory, digestive, endocrine and reproductive systems. Cannot be used to satisfy requirements for a major or minor in biology. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: BY231.
The Health Sciences Comprehensive Major (BA/BS) from the University of West Alabama is designed to provide students with a degree that prepares them for competitive admission to professional schools in the health sciences or non-clinical careers such as pharmaceutical sales, wellness coordination, medical equipment sales, healthcare advocacy or medical office administration. In addition to the general Health Sciences Comprehensive track, this major offers tracks in athletic training, occupational therapy, physical therapy and physician assistant/associate and respiratory therapy.
For professionals already working in health science fields at the associate degree level, pursuing this degree can assist in advancing their careers in health science administration and related areas. Admission requirements for professional schools vary, so it is important for students to familiarize themselves with the specific requirements, deadlines and application processes of their desired programs.
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BY232 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BY234 Medical Terminology
Medical vocabulary, spelling, pronunciation and word-building using prefixes, root words and suffixes. Designed primarily for students in allied health and pre-professional areas of medicine. Three lecture per week. Prerequisite: BY231 and BY232.
PE251 Concepts of Health, Wellness and Fitness
Study of basic concepts of health, wellness and physical fitness including principles of endurance, strength, flexibility and cardiorespiratory/vascular training, stress management and lifetime fitness needs. The student will develop a personal plan for lifetime fitness and wellness.
Graduates of this program are employed in diverse non-clinical careers including pharmaceutical sales, wellness coordination, medical equipment sales, healthcare advocacy and medical office administration and potential job landings such as Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapists, Physician Assistant and Medical sales. With comprehensive knowledge of health services and the ability to navigate the healthcare industry, graduates of this program are well-equipped to make a positive impact in the field of healthcare and pursue rewarding careers that contribute to the well-being of individuals and communities.
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