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ARCHIVED 2014-2015 Graduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences (M.H.S.)

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Program Admission Requirements

In addition to the Graduate School Admission Requirements , applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of B or higher in all upper-level undergraduate coursework. Applicants must present satisfactory scores on the verbal, quantitative, and analytical portions of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). Three recommendations from former instructors or employers who are in a position to judge the applicant’s aptitude for graduate study, as well as a goal statement, are required as part of the application. More details regarding these requirements (including a copy of the Goal Statement form) may be found online ( Applicants who are admitted to the program must own or have access to a computer with Internet service that meets the minimum guidelines set by the WCU Information Technology division.

Program Description

The Master of Health Sciences degree program requires a minimum of 33 semester hours of approved graduate coursework. The curriculum is composed of three parts: (1) core courses; (2) concentrations in  education, environmental health, management, nutrition, and emergency medical care, and (3) completion options of a thesis or a project. 

In addition to the academic requirements, students are expected to adhere to the technical and professional standards of the program. For the most up to date information regarding these standards, program suspension, and termination refer to the program’s web site at the College of Health and Human Sciences.

Concentrations (21 hours)

Education Option (Distance)

Choose 15 hours from the following courses:

Emergency Medical Care (EMC) Option (Distance)

Choose 15 hours from the following courses:

Environmental Health Option

Choose 15 hours from the following courses:

Management Option (Distance)

Select 15 hours from the following courses:

Nutrition Option

American Dietetic Association Internship Option- Completion of the option enables the student to take the American Dietetic Association registration exam and thus become a Registered Dietitian. The coursework includes 1,125 hours of on site clinical experience. Students in this option will incur some costs (i.e. liability insurance, travel to clinical sites, uniforms) in addition to the regular graduate fees. Students wishing to complete this option must apply for admission to the option and submit a verification statement of completion of an ADA approved Didactic Program in Dietetics.

Choose 15 hours from the following courses:

Completion Options (3 hours)

 Required of all MHS students:

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