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Health Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Harrisonburg, VA, United States
The Health Sciences program offered by the James Madison University seeks to contribute to the liberal education of all students and prepare students for professional careers in the health sciences and for entry into professional programs. 
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Overview

The Health Sciences program offered by the James Madison University provides students a flexible and challenging curriculum that integrates health, social, and human services. The interdisciplinary approach provides students with educational opportunities to develop the intellectual competencies necessary to pursue advanced studies and ultimately careers in various health professions.

Program objectives:

  • Indicate the skills necessary to advance and promote health and improve quality of life.
  • Recognize the importance of developing collaborative relationships with health professionals.

  • Identify unique health related challenges and assets among diverse populations.

  • Assess the impact of political, legal, ethical decision on health.

  • Demonstrate acceptable oral and written communication skills.

  • Identify the social, behavioral, environmental, and biological determinants of health.

  • Distinguish between theoretical models of health behavior and their use of health promotion and disease prevention strategies.

  • Apply research skills for problem solving and critical thinking in relation to health.

  • Identify core terminology utilized in community health and medicine.

  • Identify the primary structure and function of core components of the United States health care system.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Personal Wellness 
  • Introduction to Health Sciences 
  • Medical Terminology 
  • Population Health Determinants 
  • Foundations of Infectious Disease 
  • Chronic Disease and Disabilities 
  • Statistical Methods for Health Science Research 
  • Health Behavior Change 
  • U.S. and Global Health Care Systems 
  • Health Research Methods 
  • Ethics and Critical Thinking in Health

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Successful completion of the equivalent of a US secondary education
  • Minimal 2.5 GPA (Grade Point Average) - equivalent to 80% or a 'B-' average
  • Diploma or certification of graduation from High School in your home country
  • Undergraduate applicants who intend to major in theater, dance, music and studio art must also submit a portfolio and/or arrange an audition.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    24150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24150 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24150 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7250 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Harrisonburg

  • 1050 - 1720 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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